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Sugar Rodgers

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2013:Appeared in 28 games during her rookie season with the Lynx, drawing six DNP-CDs… Averaged 1.9 ppg and 1.4 rpg while logging 7.6 mpg… Shot 31.7% from the floor and 31.3% from beyond the arc; her 10 three-pointers made equaled the third-most on the team… Grabbed 7.5 reb/40 on the year… Logged 4.7 rpg in 13 outings following the All-Star Break, after playing 13.6 mpg in July… Registered season highs in assists (three) and steals (two) July 9 vs. Atlanta… Posted season bests with 10 points and a team-high six rebounds June 21 at Los Angeles; the 25:04 was also a season high...

Playoffs
2013:Appeared in five postseason contests as the Lynx won the 2013 WNBA Championship...

College
2012-13: A team captain… Unanimous Preseason First Team All-BIG EAST, Wooden Award Top 30, Wade Watch List Nominee… Led Georgetown with 35 pointsgoing 9-of-10 at the line and hitting four three’s as well as notching four boards and five steals in the win at No. 11/10 Delaware… Named to the Naismith AwardEarly Season Watch List… Named the BIG EAST Player of the Week twice… Tallied the first triple-double in program history with 33 points, 12 boards and 12 assists as well as six steals in the BIG EAST win at Providence… Named First Team All-BIG EAST for the fourth-consecutive season… Scored 42 points in a BIG EAST Tournament loss against Villanova to notch her career high and set the tournament record for points in a game… 2011-12: Started and appeared in 31 games for the Hoyas… Led Georgetown in scoring with 18.5 ppg and ranked third in rebounding with 5.4 rpg… Had a team-best 71 steals and was second in assists with 54… Made 78 three-pointers on the year and averaged 31.3 minutes per game… Shot 81.9 percent at the charity stripe… Named Honorable Mention All- American for the third-consecutive year by the AP and WBCA… A team captain… A unanimous First Team All-BIG EAST Honoree… Named WBCA Regional All-American… 2010-11: Invited to the Team USA World University Games Trials… Earned Honorable Mention All-America by State Farm Coaches Association and the Associated Press… Named a team captain… Earned a spot on the Preseason "Wade Watch" List… A First Team All-BIG EAST Preseason unanimous selection… Started in all 35 games and led Georgetown in scoring with 18.7 ppg which also ranked her second in the conference… Had a squad-high free throw percentage with .829 and led Georgetown with 2.7 3-pointers per game… Moved into 14th on the GU all-time scoring list with 1,233 career points, also ranks fourth in 3- pointers (179), ninth in three-point percentage (.341), fourth in free throw percentage (.805) and 21st in steals (150)… Became the program record holder for points in a season with 653… Broke her own mark for treys in a season with 96… Earned BIG EAST Player of the Week on November 29, also named ECAC Player of the Week… Named to the Wooden Top 20… Named the BIG EAST Player of the Week after wins against West Virginia and Seton Hall, also earned ECAC Player of the Week… Named First Team All-BIG EAST by a unanimous decision… 2009-10: Named Honorable Mention All-American after an outstanding freshman season… Also earned First Team All-BIG EAST, BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and BIG EAST All-Rookie Team… Led the Hoyas in scoring with 17.6 ppg as well as 3.6 rpg… Holds the program record for threes in a season with 83… Shot 78 percent from the line… Named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after averaging 27.0 ppg against Central Michigan and Wofford… Earned second BIG EAST Rookie of the Week award after the win over NC State marking the first player of the season to earn multiple weekly honors… Was the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after defeating Clemson and Syracuse marking her third for the season… Earned her fourth BIG EAST Rookie of the Week award after the Providence and Louisville weeks.

Personal

Full name is Ta’Shauna Rodgers, but goes exclusively by “Sugar”… Born in Suffolk, Virginia on Dec. 8, 1989.

Career Transactions

Selected by Minnesota in the 2nd round (14th overall) of the 2013 WNBA Draft.