2001: Selected by Los Angeles in first round (16th overall) of WNBA Draft, April 20, 2001…In her first WNBA season, rookie frontliner appeared in four games off the bench, with 6.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg and .667 shooting (8-12 FGA) over 12.8 mpg…Season Highs: Points: 10 at Charlotte, Aug 11; Assists: 1 vs. Washington, Aug 14; Rebounds: 6 vs. Utah, Aug 8…Three double-figure minute games…On Aug 8 in her WNBA debut, stepped up off the bench in absence of Wicks (sprained right ankle) for nine points (2-3 FGA, 5-7 FTA), career-high six rebounds and career-best 16 minutes in win over Starzz…Appeared in four of the Liberty’s six regular season August games…On the injured list twice: from Jun 15-Jun 29 and Jul 7-Jul 31 (lower back strain).
COLLEGE: Ended standout career at Purdue averaging 11.5 ppg and 5.5 rpg with .608 FG shooting (657-1081) over 137 games…Finished first on the Boilermakers’ field goal percentage list…Scoring average increased in each of her four seasons at Purdue…Became the 16th player in school history to score 1,000 career points…Earned First Team All-Big Ten honors as a junior and senior at Purdue…Led Purdue to a pair of Final Four apperances, winning the NCAA Title in 1999…Named to the NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team as a sophomore.
Camille Kaye Cooper…Sites her shining moment in sports came when her team won the 1999 NCAA National Championship…Athletes she admires include Jesse Owens, Muhammed Ali, Teresa Weatherspoon, Kevin Garnett and Michael Johnson…Favorites: Color: blue; Foods: greens, shrimp and pasta; Movie: A Time to Kill; Actor/Actress: Will Smith and Sandra Bullock; Music: Gospel and Hip Hop; Hobbies: shopping and sleeping…Something most people don’t know about her is that she is very shy…Pre-game ritual consists of sleep (60-75 minutes), eating fruit and listening to her favorite gospel CD…Would love to earn her law degree from Duke University. Camille was accepted to law school, but deferred acceptance to play in the WNBA.
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