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Tonya Edwards | 13
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Position:  G
Born: 03/13/68
Height: 5-10 /  1,78
Weight: 160  lbs. / 72,6  kg.
College: Tennessee '90
Career Highlights
  • Won two championships with the Columbus Quest of ABL (1996-97, 1997-98)
  • Twice named to the ABL Eastern Conference All-Star Team (1997, 1998)
  • Won two NCAA Championships at the University of Tennessee (1987, 1989)
  • Was named MVP of the Final Four in 1987
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  • BACKGROUND

    2002:
    Tallied a season-high 14 points (6-8 FGs, 3-3 3FGs) in 28 minutes on July 1 vs. Phoenix…Averaged 4.9 points over the last 21 games of the regular season…Playoffs Played 19 minutes in two games, going 1-5 from the field, grabbing one rebound and handing out one assist.

    2001:
    harlotte on June 22, 2001 . . . Averaged 6.1 points and 1.9 rebounds on the season . . . Averaged 4.5 points and 2.0 rebounds after being traded to the Sting . . . Scored in double figures twice as a member of the Sting . . . Scored her Sting season-high of 16 points on July 6 at Detroit . . . Playoffs Combined with Shalonda Enis to score 29 of the team’s 31 points off the bench in the deciding Game Three win over Cleveland in the first round.

    2000:
    Played in all 32 games for Phoenix averaging 28.9 minutes, 10.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists while hitting 37.6 percent (112-of-298) of her field goal attempts and 78.2 percent (79-101) of her free throw attempts . . . The only Mercury player to start all 32 games . . . Scored in double figures 17 times . . . Posted a season-high 19 points at Charlotte on June 22 . . . Third on the Mercury in scoring and second in minutes played . . . Scored her 500th career point on June 6 at Utah . . . Playoffs Started both of Phoenix’s first round games against Los Angeles . . . Averaged 8.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals in 30.5 minutes.

    1999:
    Played in all 32 games for Minnesota averaging 32.2 minutes, 14.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists while hitting 35.7 percent (165-of-462) of her field goal attempts and 80.6 percent (79-98) of her free throws . . . Named to the Western Conference All-Star Team . . . Started all 32 games . . . Ranked 11th in the WNBA in scoring, 17th in free throw percentage and 20th in three-point field goal percentage . . . Tied the then-WNBA single-season record for three-point field goal attempts with 192 . . . Scored in double figures 19 times . . . Posted a career-high 25 points at Houston on July 25 . . . Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds on August 6 against Los Angeles.

    OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
    Played three seasons with the Columbus Quest, averaging 15.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 92 career games . . . Won two championships with the Quest (1996-97, 1997-98) . . . Twice named to the ABL Eastern Conference All-Star Team (1997, 1998) . . . In 1996-97, started all 40 games and finished 9th in the league in scoring (15.6) . . . Led all Quest scorers with 16.9 points per game during the 1996-97 playoffs . . . In 1997-98, ranked second on the team in scoring (14.2) . . . In 1998-99, named player/head coach of the Quest after Brian Agler resigned six games into the season to join the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx . . . Averaged a career-best 16.2 points through 14 games of the 1998-99 season before the ABL disbanded . . . Averaged 19.5 points in six games as a player and 13.2 points in eight games as player/coach.

    COLLEGE:
    Won two NCAA Championships at the University of Tennessee (1987, 1989) . . . Was named MVP of the Final Four in 1987 . . . Still ranks in the top ten in Lady Vols history in three-point field goal percentage, free throws made and attempted, assists and steals . . . Named second-team, All-SEC in 1988 and All-Academic SEC in 19990 . . . Named to both the Nashville Tennessean and the Coaches’ All-SEC Freshman teams.


    PERSONAL

  • Nicknamed "Ice" for being cool under pressure
  • Has two sisters and three brothers
  • Runs her own vending machine business (Ice Vending) in Ohio
  • Has won titles at the high school, collegiate and professional levels as a player and also coached her Flint, Mich. alma mater, Northwestern High School, to the 1993 State Championship
  • Graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in education and an emphasis in sport management



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