Four Lady Monarchs To Attend WNBA Pre-Draft Camp
By ODU Athletics
April 10, 2002
NEW YORK, NY -- Seniors Lucienne Berthieu (Rennes, France), Hamchetou Maiga (Bamako, Mali), Sharron Francis (W. Lanham Hills, MD), and Tiffany Thompson (Clinton, MD) join more than 80 players confirmed to participate in the 2002 WNBA Pre-Draft Camp at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago on April 12-13. The WNBA hopefuls, comprised of players from more than 60 colleges and universities, will showcase their skills during the two-day combine in hopes of keeping their professional dreams alive.
All 16 WNBA teams will be scouting players in preparation for the WNBA Draft, which will be held beginning at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 19 at the studios of NBA Entertainment in Secaucus, N.J. For the second consecutive year, ESPN 2 will nationally televise the event, and additional live coverage will be provided on NBA TV and WNBA.com.
The WNBA will tip off its sixth season over Memorial Day weekend as the defending champion Los Angeles Sparks host the New York Liberty on Saturday, May 25 at the STAPLES Center. The nationally televised game will air on NBC at 3 p.m. EDT.
WNBA training camps will open on Monday, April 29 at teams' respective training facilities, and preseason begins on Thursday, May 9 when the Miami Sol meet the Phoenix Mercury at America West Arena in Phoenix. The 2002 WNBA regular season will end on Tuesday, August 13, with playoffs scheduled to begin on Thursday, August 15.
LIST OF PLAYERS PARTICIPATING
Austin, LaTasha G 5-7 Evansville Barnes, Rashana F 6-1 Penn State Beckman, Lauren F/C 6-2 Utah Berthieu, Lucienne F/C 6-2 Old Dominion Brown, Tomeka G 5-9 Ohio State Bullock, Damita G 5-10 Tennessee-Chattanooga Cardenas, Monique G 6-0 Florida Cartwell, LaNisha C 6-2 Alabama Carver, Mandi F 6-2 Idaho State Cassady, Heather G 5-7 Indiana Chapman, Jill C 6-5 Indiana Christensen, Kayte F 6-3 UC-Santa Barbara Christoforakis, Athena F 6-0 Temple Cournoyer, Jamie C 6-3 Boston College ('01) Cunningham, Davalyn F 6-0 Rutgers Curry, Edniesha G 5-6 Oregon Danker, Jillian G/F 6-1 Vanderbilt Dosty, Jerkisha F 6-2 St. Mary's College Dosty, Jermisha C 6-3 St. Mary's College Eisenhut, Meredith G 5-5 St. Lawrence Enghusen, Cori C 6-7 Stanford Francis, Sharron G 5-8 Old Dominion Fröhlich, Linda F 6-2 UNLV Gahan, Tracy G 6-0 Iowa State Gardner, Andrea F/C 6-3 Howard Geter, Teresa F/C 6-4 South Carolina Gortman, Shaunzinski G 6-1 South Carolina Haney, Ericka G 6-0 Notre Dame Hicks, Sarah G/F 6-0 Virginia Tech Higgins, Jackie F/C 6-1 North Carolina ('00) Holt, Janet F 6-0 Tennessee Tech Ingram, Alayne G 5-7 Michigan Isaac, Natalia G 5-7 Temple Jackson, Saundra C 6-4 Ole Miss James, Jaime G 5-6 Syracuse Johnson, Melody C 6-2 Arizona State Johnson, Shondra G 5-9 Alabama Klimesova, Zuzana F 6-2 Vanderbilt Komara, Kelly G 5-7 Purdue Kongolo, Amba F/C 6-3 NC Central Larkin, Kenya G 5-9 Texas Levens, Amanda G 5-9 Arizona State Lewis, Takeisha F/C 6-2 La Tech Lopp, Janeka F 5-10 Hartford Lumbsley, Edmarie C 6-6 Mobile Maiga, Hamchetou G/F 6-1 Old Dominion Martinez, Milli G 5-8 Georgia Tech McCain, Brandi G 5-3 Florida McDole, LaTonya F 6-2 Kentucky McDonald, Tawana C 6-4 Georgia McIntosh, Lauri F 5-10 Cal Poly Pamona Meadows, Laura F 6-3 Purdue Meder, Lindsey G 5-8 Iowa Mitchell, Jalie G/F 5-10 North Texas Moody, Cheryl F 6-2 Florida International Moore, Tamara G/F 5-11 Wisconsin Moran, Susan F 6-1 St. Joe's Morrow, Carla G/F 6-0 Tulsa Nieuwveen, Marlous C 6-5 Valparaiso Nightingale, Mandy G 5-6 Colorado Paul, Tramaine F 6-0 Shorter College Pearson, Melanie G/F 6-1 BYU Pickney, Elizabeth F 6-4 Arizona Pillow, Shalon C 6-3 Tennessee Powers, Natalie G 5-11 Western Kentucky Ragland, Felicia G 5-9 Oregon State Robinson, Brandi F 6-0 SE Oklahoma State Roulier, Jenny G 5-9 Colorado Safaritova, Kati F 6-2 Texas Christian Schmitz, Stephanie G 5-7 Drake Scott, Krystal G 5-8 Clemson Slavtcheva, Gergana G 6-1 Florida International Snow, Michelle C 6-5 Tennessee Stomski, Jessie F 6-3 Wisconsin Strickland, March