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Nicole Ohlde #30 Forward/Center

Nicole Ohlde
2010 Regular Season Statistics
PPG4.8
RPG2.6
APG0.8
EFF +5.00

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2009 WNBA SEASON
  • Appeared in 21 games for the Mercury (14-7)
  • Shot a career-high 53.5 percent from the field (prev. .455, 2005)
  • In her last 11 games of the season, averaged 6.5 pts on 64.1 percent shooting and 3.5 rebounds in just 16.1 minutes off the bench.
  • Scored 10+ points once
  • Scored 5+ points 11 times
  • Scored a season-high 11 points on Sept. 13 vs. LA
  • Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds on Sept. 2 at IND
  • Missed seven games after undergoing successful surgery on her left wrist on July 20 (4-3)
  • Missed the first six games of the season with a fractured fourth metatarsal in her left foot
  • Made her 2009 debut on June 21 vs. SEA
  • Signed with the Mercury on Jan. 30, 2009

    2008 WNBA SEASON

  • Started all 34 games in her fifth season for the Lynx
  • Shot 45.3 percent from the field, marking the fourth season in her five-year career she’s shot at least 44 percent
  • Averaged 5.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16.4 minutes per game
  • Scored a season-high 14 points on 7-8 shooting vs. New York on June 24, 2008
  • Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds at Detroit on June 20, 2008
  • Recorded 10+ rebounds 10 times

    2007 SEASON:

  • Started all 34 games in her fourth season in Minnesota
  • Averaged 11.5 points and a career-best 6.1 rebounds 27.1 minutes per game in 2007
  • Ranked 12th in the WNBA in rebounding (a career-best 6.1 rpg) and 11th in free throw accuracy (.845)
  • Her 37.4 percent accuracy from the field marked the first time she'd finished below 44 percent for a season
  • Closed the year with six consecutive double-digit scoring nights, tallying 13.7 points per game on 43.1 percent shooting in that stretch
  • Shot a career-best 84.5 percent (136-161) from the free throw line
  • Scored 10+ on 22 occasions, including a career best string of 10 games from June 1-29, 2007
  • Was Minnesota's top rebounder 15 times, with three double-digit efforts
  • Scored a season-high 21 points on July 6 vs. Sacramento
  • Recorded 100th block of her career on July 1, 2007 at Sacramento
  • Collected 19 points and a season-high 13 rebounds at Phoenix on June 5, 2007

    2006 SEASON:

  • Started all 34 games for the Lynx for the third consecutive season
  • Averaged 9.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game
  • Posted averages of 12.3 points and 7.7 rebounds on 49.5 percent shooting in Minnesota's 10 victories
  • The Lynx were 8-6 when she scored in double figures
  • Registered a career-high 25 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high five blocks vs. Houston on August 4, 2006. It was the third 20-point/10-rebound effort of her career
  • Scored her 1,000th point at Charlotte on July 25, 2006
  • Grabbed her 500th career rebound vs. L.A. on July 16, 2006
  • Led Minnesota in rebounding 12 times and in assists on three occasions

    2005 SEASON:

  • Led Minnesota in total points and rebounding, posting averages of 11.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in 2005
  • Started all 34 games, and improved her accuracy from the field (.455) and the charity stripe (.817)
  • Finished second on the team in assists (78)
  • Ranked 13th in the league in free throw accuracy (.817) and 15th in rebounding (5.7)
  • Led the team in rebounding 16 times
  • Moved past Janell Burse for 2nd place on the Lynx' career block chart at San Antonio on July 26
  • Blocked a season-high four shots twice (June 24, 2005 at Indiana, Aug. 3, 2005 at Phoenix)
  • Scored the 500th point of her WNBA career at Sacramento on June 17, 2005

    2004 SEASON:
  • Was selected by the Minnesota Lynx with the sixth overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft, and signed on April 23
  • Started all 34 games as a rookie for the Lynx, and led the team in minutes played (1,018)
  • Led the team in scoring six times and rebounding 11 times
  • Her 16 points and 10 rebounds at Seattle on May 20, 2004 marked the first opening night double-double in Minnesota franchise history
  • Led the team with a season-high 21 points and 11 rebounds vs. Connecticut on July 14, 2004
  • Blocked five shots at Connecticut on July 22, 2004, tying a franchise single-game record
  • Her three blocks at New York on July 15, 2004 at New York gave her 30 blocks for the year, breaking the single-season team mark

    COLLEGE:
  • Only Wildcat to have over 2,000 points, 900 rebounds, 300 assists and 200 blocks in a career
  • First women’s player in school history to have her jersey retired (No. 3)
  • Ranks second in blocks (204), scoring (2,241) and rebounding (995) on the Kansas State career charts
  • Wade Trophy and Naismith Player of the Year Candidate in 2003-04
  • Selected to the first-ever John R. Wooden Women’s Award Preseason All-American team in 2003-04
  • The Big 12 Conference Player of the Year and a member of the All-Big 12 First Team in 2003-04
  • Kodak/WBCA All-American (2003-04)
  • USBWA All-American (2003-04)
  • Named 2004 Associated Press First Team All-America
  • Started in 123 consecutive career games and played in 126 career contests
  • Recorded 48 career 20-point games
  • Averaged 17.5 points, 3.8 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game as a senior in 2003-04
  • Recorded six double-doubles.
  • Named Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year (2002-03)
  • One of two Wildcats to score in double figures in all 34 games in 2002-03
  • Set a school record for most consecutive double-doubles with five from February 15-March 3, 1003
  • Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2000-01)

    INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL TEAM

  • Spent 2009-10 offseason playing for Mizp Pécs in Hungary with Mercury teammate Kelly Mazzante
  • Spent 2008-09 offseason playing for Mizp Pécs in Hungary with Mercury teammate Kelly Mazzante
  • Spent 2007-08 offseason playing for Valenciennes USVO in France
  • Spent 2006-07 offseason playing for Halcon Avenida in Salamanca, Spain
  • Spent 2005-06 offseason playing for Dexia Namur in Belgium
  • A member of the USA Basketball Women's Senior National Team during its 2006 Spring Tour
  • Averaged 9.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 18.3 minutes per gamein six games played

  • Personal

  • Parents are Stan and Marlene Ohlde
  • Has two older brothers, Brett and Clayton
  • Born in Clay Center, Kansas
  • Spent 2005 offseason assisting the Kansas State coaching staff
  • Won a gold medal with the USA World Championship for Young Women team in 2002 and 2003
  • Social science major at Kansas State University

  • Career Transactions

  • Signed by Phoenix on Jan. 30, 2009
  • Signed by Minnesota on April 23, 2004
  • Drafted by Minnesota in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2004 WNBA Draft.