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Lady Bulldogs in the WNBA
by UGA Sports Communications
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wnba logoContinuing the history of Lady Bulldogs' participation in professional women's basketball, eight former Lady Bulldogs are currently playing in the WNBA, giving Georgia the third-most alumni in the league of any school in the nation. Not only do the Lady Dogs go on to play in the professional ranks, but they also are chosen early in the draft selection process. In 1997, Kedra Holland-Corn, La'Keshia Frett, and Tracy Henderson were among the top-15 selections in the ABL. In 2001, Lady Bulldogs Kelly Miller, Deanna "Tweety" Nolan and Coco Miller were chosen with the No. 2, No. 6 and No. 9 picks, respectively, in the first round of the WNBA draft making the Lady Dogs the first team in league history to have three first-round selections. Both in 1997 and in 2001, three Lady Bulldogs were picked before any other team in the nation had even two players chosen. Since 2001, eight Lady Bulldogs have been WNBA first-round draft picks, including Tasha Humphrey in 2008

In 2003, Deanna "Tweety" Nolan became the first Lady Dog to earn a spot in the WNBA All-Star game and made the most of that opportunity, scoring 15 points. "Tweety" followed up this performance by significantly contributing, along with then Detroit teammate Kedra Holland-Corn,to the Detroit Shock's run through the 2003 WNBA Playoffs and Finals that culminated in winning the 2003 WNBA Title on September 16, 2003. Nolan was named MVP of the WNBA Finals after leading Detroit to its second crown in 2006. In 2007, Kelly Miller became the fourth former Lady Bulldog to earn a WNBA Championship ring as the starting point guard for the Phoenix Mercury.

Below are links to the WNBA player pages for each former Lady Bulldog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Lady Dogs Currently in the WNBA
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Sherill Baker
WNBA.com: Sherill Baker Player Info
Kara Braxton
WNBA.com: Kara Braxton Player Info

Tasha Humphrey
WNBA.com: Tasha Humphreys Player Info
Deanna Nolan
WNBA.com: Deanna Nolan Player Info
Kelly Miller
WNBA.com: Kelly Miller Player Info
Christi Thomas
WNBA.com: Christi Thomas Player Info
Kiesha Brown
WNBA.com: Kiesha Brown Player Info
Coco Miller
WNBA.com: Coco Miller Player Info
Lady Dogs Formerly in the WNBA
www.wnba.com
Cori Chambers
WNBA.com: Cori Chambers Player Info
La'Keshia Frett
WNBA.com: La'Keshia Frett Player Info
Kedra Holland-Corn
WNBA.com: Kedra Holland-Corn Player Info
Teresa Edwards
WNBA.com: Teresa Edwards Player Info
Lady (Hardmon) Grooms
WNBA.com: Lady Grooms Player Info
Angie Ball
WNBA.com: Angie Ball Player Info

Deborah Carter
WNBA.com: Deborah Carter Player Info

Stacey Ford
WNBA.com: Stacey Ford Player Info
Tracy Henderson
WNBA.com: Tracy Henderson Player Info
Tawana McDonald
WNBA.com: Tawana McDonald Player Info
Adrienne Shuler
WNBA.com: Adrienne Shuler Player Info

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