Svetlana Abrosimova #25 Forward

Svetlana Abrosimova
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Joined the Connecticut Sun after signing a free agent contract following the Beijing Olympics…Appeared in the last six games of the season without a start…Had a season-high nine points and six assists against San Antonio (9/7)…Finished with a season-high six rebounds at San Antonio (9/11)...Averaged two assists per game…Collected eight steals.

Wrapped up her seventh season in Minnesota by playing in all 34 games and starting the final 29… Averaged 10.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg and 2.5 apg in 24.8 mpg, while posting career bests in all three shooting categories - 44.3% from the floor (23rd in the WNBA), 44.6% from three-point range (2nd in the league) and 83.7% from the FT line… Also ranked 21st in steals (1.29 spg), swiping a career-high and franchise-record seven in the Aug. 19 finale vs. San Antonio… Registered season highs with 25 points and seven assists Aug. 16 vs. Detroit… Also scored her 2000th career point vs. Detroit… Tallied 15.9 ppg (45.8%) and 4.9 rpg in 13 games after the All-Star Break… Finished with five 20-point games, running her career total to 22… Won the Russian Superleague championship with Spartak Moscow (her third straight Superleague title) on May 10… Averaged 9.7 ppg (41.9%) and 5.0 rpg in 36 appearances for Spartak, also helping the team claim its first-ever Euroleague title on Apr. 1 in Moscow.

Finished her sixth year with the Lynx by playing in every game for the first time in her career... Started two of 34 contests (Jun. 28 at Phoenix, Aug. 13 at Los Angeles); she'd come off the bench just 19 times in her first five seasons... Averaged 7.7 ppg and 3.1 rpg while hitting a career-high 41.1% from the floor and 36.9% from three-point distance.. Hauled down a season-high nine rebounds Aug. 13 at Los Angeles... Contributed 18 points and a season-high five assists Jul. 19 vs. Chicago, one of five times she topped Minnesota in assists... Finished with a season-high 21 points (and eight rebounds) May 31 vs. Los Angles, tying Kristin Folkl's franchise single-game mark for bench points; her 5-5 effort from beyond the arc matches a club record... The Jun. 28 game at Phoenix was the 150th of her WNBA career; she surpassed the 1,500 point plateau Jun. 14 vs. Seattle... Rejoined the Lynx on May 9, having wrapped up her second consecutive Russian Superleague championship with Volgaburmash on Apr. 30... Averaged 8.0 ppg and 4.1 rpg (38 games) for the Samara-based squad that went 54-3 this winter between Russian and Euroleague play.

Completed her fifth season with the Lynx by starting all 31 of her appearances, sitting out two games (July 17-19) due to back spasms, Tallied 9.8 ppg and 3.5 rpg, hitting 39.5% from the floor and a career-best 40.2% from three-point distance (ranking 12th in the WNBA), Placed on the Suspended List on Aug. 25 after departing for the European Championships; she helped Russia to a silver-medal finish, netting 6.1 ppg and 4.5 rpg in eight outings, Paced Minnesota in scoring six times and was the top rebounder on five occasions, with a season-high nine-board effort Aug. 7 vs. Los Angeles, Posted 17 double-figure scoring outings overall, including seven in her final 11 games; she tallied 12.5 ppg (43.2%) in that span, Scored a season-high 22 points July 13 vs. Detroit, setting a franchise record (one shy of Michelle Snow's WNBA mark) with her 8-for-8 effort from the field and tying Andrea Lloyd Curry's club record by going 5-for-5 from three-point distance, Tied her career high with five steals June 28 vs. San Antonio; she ranked 11th in the WNBA in steals (1.55 spg), Dealt a season-high six assists June 7 at Houston; Minnesota was 7-2 when she handed out 3+ assists, Rejoined the Lynx on May 12, after winning the Russian Superleague championship May 4.

Made her 2004 debut by scoring nine points in 14 minutes June 27 vs. Los Angeles ... Had been sidelined the first 12 games of the regular season with a herniated disk in her lower back ... Placed on the Suspended List on May 19, and activated on June 7 ... Appeared in 14 games before the August break, with the Lynx finishing 10-4 in those games ... Started the last three games before the break ... Scored nine points with a game- and season-high nine rebounds in 24 minutes July 30 vs. Seattle ... Scored nine points with a game-high six rebounds July 28 vs. San Antonio ... Scored the 1,000th point of her WNBA career July 18 at Phoenix, becoming the 74th player in league history (and the ninth-youngest) to reach that mark ... Hauled in her 500th career rebound July 28 vs. San Antonio.

Concluded her third WNBA season as Minnesota's third-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder ... Appeared in 30 games, missing four (July 20-26) due to a strained right hamstring suffered July 17 at Cleveland ... Started the final six games (averaging 12.7 ppg and hitting 40.6%), after five straight bench outings (her first since July 2001) ... Tallied just 4.4 ppg (30.8%) off the bench ... Finished the season 25 points shy of 1,000 for her career ... Reached double figures 15 times ... The Lynx' top scorer on five occasions ... Had 12 points and 10 rebounds Aug. 16 at San Antonio, her lone point/rebound double-double this year (10th career) ... Converted just six of her last 25 trey attempts, after enjoying an 11-for-27 stretch ... Her 9-for-9 showing from the free throw line July 1 at Houston was a season best ... She shot 70.4% in 2003, after hitting just 48.3% the previous season ... Led all scorers with 21 points July 1 at Houston, her third 20+ effort of the year; she scored 20 points June 10 at Los Angeles and a season-high 23 points May 24 vs. Sacramento ... Snared 10 rebounds June 12 at Sacramento, one of 13 double-digit efforts in her career ... Handed out nine assists May 30 at San Antonio, the second-highest total in franchise history; Andrea Lloyd Curry dealt 11 at Charlotte on July 21, 1999 ... Ranked 12th in the WNBA in steals (1.47 spg) as well as 20th in assists (a career-high 2.7 apg) ... Started in all three playoff games ... Averaged 7.7 ppg, 1.7 rpg and 23.0 mpg... Shot 100% (8 for 8) from the free throw line in the series ... Recorded a playoff career-high 10 points in Game 1 of the semifinals vs. Los Angeles on Aug. 28. More...

Finished second on the team in scoring (11.6 ppg) and rebounding (5.4 rpg) ... Appeared in 27 games ... Missed five games due to a strained lower back, including the final three contests ... Originally sustained the injury June 15 at Houston ... Averaged 9.0 ppg and shot 32.8% (67-for-204) in 19 games following the injury, compared to 17.9 ppg (46.4%) in her first eight outings ... Made only seven of her last 39 from long distance (17.9%); started the year 13-for-21 (61.9%) ... Averaged 24.7 mpg in her last 13 games (34.6 mpg in the first 14) ... Closed the season having made seven straight free throws after missing 13 of her previous 14; finished the season shooting 48.3% (56-for-116) from the free throw line ... Tallied 11 points and 11 boards July 26 at Indiana, her third point/rebound double-double of the year (ninth career) ... Handed out a career-high five assists June 29 vs. Orlando ... Had 13 rebounds June 13 vs. Portland, equaling the second-highest total in club history ... Led the team and ranked 15th in the WNBA in steals (1.56 spg); swiped a career-high five steals June 4 at Seattle ... Minnesota's top scorer on seven occasions ... Tallied 20+ points five times, including a season-high 26 points May 25 vs. Utah ... Also set career bests in free throw attempts (18) and minutes (42) against the Starzz ... Recorded a team-high 92 turnovers, the team's second-highest single-season total.More...

Finished fourth in the 2001 WNBA Rookie of the Year balloting ... Her 6.7 rpg tied for first among rookies and ranked 12th in the league ... Finished among the top five in the following categories for rookies: scoring average (13.2 ppg, third), rebounds (6.7 rpg, first), assists (2.0 apg, fifth), steals (1.62 spg, third) and minutes (32.5 mpg, second) ... Appeared in 26 games (23 starts) and finished with averages of 13.2 ppg and a team-best 6.7 rpg ... Set a franchise single-season record with six point/rebound double-doubles ... Recorded three consecutive double-doubles (Aug. 8-12) ... Her 42 steals (1.62 spg) led the team and ranked 18th in the league ... Had 21 points and a club-record 15 rebounds Aug. 5 vs. Sacramento ... Her 16 free throw attempts July 23 vs. Houston tied a WNBA season best (regulation game) ... Tied a career high with 27 points and added 10 rebounds July 30 at Los Angeles ... Also scored 27 points July 21 at Orlando ... Had 20 points and 11 boards July 23 vs. Houston ... Led Minnesota in scoring six times, in rebounding 15 times and in assists on nine occasions ... Ranked 18th in the WNBA in minutes (32.5 mpg) ... Set a season high for field goal percentage in a game (88.9%, 8-for-9) and a club record for a half (5-for-5, first half) vs. Seattle on July 18; she sank her first eight attempts that game, tying another club mark ... Committed nine turnovers at Portland on Aug. 8, the highest single-game total in the WNBA in 2001 ... Made her season debut by scoring five points in 18 minutes June 22 vs. Miami ... The fifth-youngest player in the WNBA in 2001..

2004: Started both playoff games against Seattle... Averaged 10.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 33.5 mpg... Set single-game playoff career highs in rebounds with five and assists with three in Game 1 against Seattle and field goals made with five, attempts with 13 and points with 14 in Game 2... 2003: Started in all three playoff games... Averaged 7.7 ppg, 1.7 rpg and 23.0 mpg... Shot 100% (8-for-8) from the free throw line in the series... Tallied 10 points in Game 1 of the semifinals vs. Los Angeles on Aug. 28.

2005-06: Played for VBM-SGAU in Russian and EuroLeague play... Averaged 9.4 ppg, 4.6 rbg and 2.4 apg in 27 Russian League games... Averaged 5.2 ppg, 3.0 rbg and 1.4 apg in 16 EuroLeague games... 2004-05: Played for Samara of the Russian Basketball Federation during the offseason... Averaged 9.5 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 3.6 apg in 23 games... 2003-04: Played in Siberia for UMMC Ekaterinburgu during the offseason... Averaged 12.6 ppg, 8.7 rpg and 2.8 apg in nine EuroLeague games... 2002-03: During the offseason, played in Italy for Famila Beretta... Averaged 14.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg and 32.6 mpg in 14 EuroLeague contests... 2001-02: Played in the Czech Republic for Gambrinus JME during the offseason... Posted 14.3 ppg and 7.1 rpg in eight EuroLeague games.

Played for Russia in the 2005 European Championships... Averaged 6.1 ppg and 4.5 rpg in eight contests... Member of the 2000 Russian Summer Olympic Team in Sydney, Australia... Averaged 8.3 ppg and 3.3 rpg in seven contests... Played on the 1998 World Championship silver-medal-winning Russian National Team as well as the Russian squad that competed in the 1999 European Championships.

Finished fifth on Connecticut's all-time scoring list with 1,865 points ... Completed her UConn career ranked third in steals (299), fifth in assists (473) and seventh in rebounding (814) ... Graduated as the only UConn player to rank in the top 10 in points, rebounds, assists and steals ... Member of UConn's 2000 NCAA Division I National Championship Team ... UConn's only three-time All-America selection. 2000-01: Sustained a tarsal dislocation of the second metatarsal in the foot on Feb. 1, during her senior season at Connecticut ... Prior to her season-ending injury, averaged 24.5 mpg and led the Huskies with 14.1 ppg ... Led the team in three-point percentage (44.8%, 26-for-58)… Second on the team with 6.5 rpg ... Recorded four double-doubles on the season ... Unanimous selection to the Big East Preseason First Team. 1999-2000: Kodak First Team All-America ... Member of the 2000 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team ... Earned MVP Honors at the NCAA East Regionals ... Selected as a finalist for the 1999-00 Naismith College Player of the Year Award ... Second-leading scorer on the team with 13.4 ppg ... UConn's top rebounder with 6.2 rpg ... Started all 37 games ... Notched eight double-doubles on the year. 1998-99: First sophomore in Big East history to be named Preseason Big East Player of the Year and Big East Player of the Year ... First UConn women's player to reach 1,000 points as a sophomore ... Led the Huskies in steals (2.70 spg) and assists (3.7 apg) ... Finished second on the team in scoring (16.6 ppg) ... Averaged 26.1 mpg and started all 34 contests ... Scored a career-high 39 points vs. UCLA (11/17/98) ... Shot 37.6% (39-for-101) from three-point range. 1997-98: Finished second on the team in scoring (14.5 ppg) ... Played in 37 games with 24 starts ... Finished as the team's leading rebounder (6.4 rpg) ... Ranked third on the team in steals (90) ... Named to the Big East All-Tournament Team, the All-Big East Second Team and the All-Big East Rookie Team ... UConn's all-time leading freshman scorer (538 points) and rebounder (235) ... Named Big East Rookie of the Week on six occasions ... Tallied six double-doubles ... Scored in double figures in all but six games.


  • A native of St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Daughter of Oleg and Ludmila Abrosimova
  • Has one sister, Tatiana
  • Hobbies include going to movies, shopping and collecting magnets from each city she has traveled to
  • Speaks fluent English and Russian
  • Lists her favorite foods as ice cream and fruit
  • Her favorite colors are black, white and purple
  • Favorite actress is Julia Roberts
  • Pregame ritual is to always step on the court with her right foot when her team starts warmups
  • Wears a size 11 shoe
  • July 10, 2001 vs. Portland marked the first time that her mother saw her play a basketball game in the United States

  • Career Transactions

    Drafted seventh overall by Minnesota in the 2001 WNBA Draft... Re-signed by Minnesota on May 4, 2003... Re-signed by Minnesota on April 4, 2005... Re-signed by Minnesota on February 21, 2007... Signed as a free agent by the Connecticut Sun on Aug. 27, 2008... Signed as a free agent by the Seattle Storm on April 22, 2010.