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Tully Bevilaqua #41 Guard

Tully Bevilaqua
2012 Regular Season Statistics
PPG0.2
RPG0.3
APG0.4
EFF +0.43

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• WNBA All-Defensive Team (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
• Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award (2007)
• WNBA Championship (2004)

San Antonio Silver Stars
2012: Played in 28 games ... Averaged 0.2 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game ... Had a pair of assists in the season opener at Tulsa on May 19 ... Announced her retirement following the 2012 season on July 3 ... Notched her first field goal of the season in her final trip to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indiana on July 5 ... Had a pair of steals and her first block of the season at Phoenix on Aug. 19 ... Netted her first 3-point field goal of the season against Minnesota on Sept. 23.

2011:Played in all 34 games, starting 25 ... Averaged 5.8 points per game as a reserve compared to 1.8 as a starter ... Finished the season averaging 2.9 points per game with 1.4 rebounds ... Ranked sixth in the WNBA in assist to turnover ratio (2.2) ... Ranked fourth on the team in field goal percentage (45.1) and assists (1.6) ... Led the team in steals four times and assists on three occasions ... Collected three rebounds and dished out four assists in her Silver Stars debut against Tulsa on June 4 … Had three assists at Phoenix on June 17 … Played in her 8,000th career minute against Los Angeles on June 24 … Collected a season-high two offensive rebounds at Chicago on June 28 … Notched her 800th career assist at New York on July 1, becoming the third player in league history to have 800 assists and 500 steals in a season … Recorded a season-best five points at Los Angeles on July 12 … Posted her 550th career steal against Seattle on July 14 … Matched season-bests with three defensive rebounds and had two steals at Seattle on July 21 … Had a season-high four steals against Tulsa on Aug. 6 … Notched her second block of the season at Connecticut on Aug. 11 … Led San Antonio with four rebounds against Indiana on Aug. 16 … Had five points in her first game as a reserve at Seattle on Aug. 23 … Had four points at Minnesota on Aug. 26 … Notched a season-high 10 points against Minnesota on Aug. 28 … Posted season-bests in points (11) and rebounds (5) at Los Angeles on Sept. 6 … Playoffs: Played in all three of the Western Conference semifinal games against Minnesota ... Averaged 2.7 points per game with 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists.

Indiana Fever
2010: Named to the WNBA All-Defensive Team for the sixth-consecutive season ... Played in all 34 games, with 27 starts … Averaged 3.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game … Ranked second on the team with 48 steals … Ranked second in the WNBA with a 1.20 steals to turnover ratio … Playoffs: Started all three playoff games … Averaged 5.3 points and 1.3 assists per game.

2009: Named to the WNBA All-Defensive Team for the fifth-consecutive season ... Played in all 34 games, with 32 starts …Averaged 6.1 points, 2.9 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.82 steals per game … Ranked second on team in assists and steals per game … Ranked third in the WNBA in steals per turnover with a 1.29 ratio … Scored 18 points in the season opener against Atlanta on June 6, one shy of her career high … Tied her career-high with eight assists at Washington on July 21 … Playoffs: Made her sixth appearance in the postseason and fifth overall for the Fever … Started in all 10 games, averaging 5.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

2008: Named to the WNBA ALl-Defensive Team for the fourth-consecutive season ... Started all 30 games in which she played ... Averaged 5.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.97 steals per game … Missed four games in July while training with the Australian Olympic Team … Ranked second in the WNBA in steals-to-turnover ratio (1.69-to-1) … Scored her 200th career 3-point field goal her against Chicago on July 12 … Playoffs: Averaged 6.7 points with seven rebounds and seven assists during three starts against Detroit in the Eastern Conference Semifinals … Matched a career playoff best with three 3-pointers in game one.

2007: Earned the WNBA's Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award ... Garnered WNBA All-Defensive second team honors ... Started all 34 regular-season games ... Averaged 5.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game … Scored a season-high 13 points and had a team-best three steals at Chicago on Aug. 7 … Scored in double figures in three games … Ranked seventh in the WNBA with a 1.64 steals per game … Playoffs: Started all six games and helped guide Indiana to its second Eastern Conference Finals appearance in three seasons … Averaged 7.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game, all raised from her regular season averages … Matched career playoff highs with 14 points and five rebounds in game three of the Eastern Finals at Detroit on Sept. 3 … Posted a career playoff high with five assists in a decisive overtime win against Connecticut on Aug. 27.

2006: Named to the WNBA All-Defensive Team ... Started all 34 regular-season games ... Averaged 6.6 points per game with 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists ... Posted career-highs with 223 points, 71 steals and more than 990 minutes played on the season ... Ranked second on the team with 79 assists ... Finished the season with a steals-to-turnover ratio of 1.31:1, which was the best in the WNBA among those players with at least 20 turnovers ... Went without a turnover in 28+ minutes on five occasions …Led the team in assists on five occasions, including a season-best seven assists at Chicago on July 31 ... Scored a season-high 15 points and added a season-high five rebounds against Washington on June 7.

2005: Named to the WNBA’s All-Defensive First Team ... Started all 31 regular-season games in which she played ... Averaged 6.3 points per game with a career-best 44 3-pointers ... A leading candidate for the WNBA’s Most Improved Player Award, after scoring more than her previous two seasons combined and doubling her 2004 total ... Ranked eighth in the WNBA in 3-point field goals (44) ... Led the league in steals-to-turnover ratio with 1.18:1 and ranked fourth in steals per game (1.94) ... Logged 80 assists, which was also more than the previous two seasons combined ... Scored in double figures on four occasions ... Posted two or more steals in 12 of the season's final 16 games ... Ranked second on the team with 2.6 assists per game ... Missed three games while on the injured list from June 4 to June 10 with a bone bruise in her left knee ... Playoffs: Started each of four games during the Indiana’s run to the Eastern Conference Finals ... Averaged 6.8 points per game and 2.8 assists per game ... Led Indiana with 11 assists and was second on the team with seven steals ... Shot 6-14 from 3-point range.

Seattle Storm
2004: Helped the Storm capture the 2004 WNBA Championship … Played in a career-high 34 games ... Shot a career-high 42 percent from behind the 3-point line ... Shot a career-best 69 percent from the charity stripe ... Averaged 10.5 minutes per game and 2.0 points per game while leading the WNBA with 1.46 steals per turnover ratio … Playoffs: Played in all eight games while helping Seattle capture the WNBA Championship ... Averaged 13.9 minutes per game, averaging 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds ... Posted nine points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals during 27 turnover-free minutes in game two against Minnesota ... Averaged 47.1 percent shooting from the floor in the championship run.

2003: Played in 31 games ... Averaged 1.9 points per game with 1.0 assists … Recorded a season-high three assists on three occasions ... Notched a season-high four steals against Charlotte on June 30 ... Acquired as a free agent by Seattle on April 29, following the WNBA Dispersal Draft for Portland.

Portland Fire
2002: Played in 27 games ... Averaged 3.1 points per game with 1.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 15.6 minutes per game ... Missed the entire training camp and the first four games of the regular season due to international commitments in Hungary.

2001: Played in 32 games, averaging 31 ... Averaged 4.9 points per game and a team-high 3.3 assists per game … Ranked sixth in the WNBA in steals per game (1.90) ... Ranked 13th in the WNBA in assists per game ...Led the team with 59 steals and 103 assists ... Had a team-high six assists in four games.

2000: Started all 32 games ... Averaged 4.8 points per game with 3.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists ... Notched 1.3 steals per game while shooting 35.7 from the floor and 77.8 from the free throw line ... Finished her first full WNBA season ranked second on the team in assists (89) and steals (41) ... Scored a season-high 11 points on two separate occasions – against Seattle (June 23), and at Minnesota (July 2) ... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds in Portland's first win in franchise history – at Seattle on June 3.

Cleveland Rockers
1998: Signed by Cleveland in May as a free agent ... Played in 12 games ... Averaged 10.5 minutes per game ... Shot 56.3 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from beyond the 3-point line and 66.7 percent from the free throw line.

WNBA Offseason
• WNBL Robyn Maher Medal (1995, 1996, 1997, 2000)
• WNBL Good Hands Award (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006)
• WNBL Championship (2006, 2007)

2010-11: Returned to the WNBL with the West Coast Waves ... Played in 21 games ... Averaged 13.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game ... Ranked second in the WNBL in steals per game.

2008-09: Announced her retirement from the WNBL … Worked as a TV analyst for WNBL games.

2007-08: One of only two players to start all 16 games for the Canberra Capitals of the WNBL in Australia … Averaged 5.9 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game ... Led the team with 55 assists and 37 steals and finished second with 14 3-pointers.

2006-07: Helped the Canberra Capitals to its second-consecutive WNBL title ... Named MVP of the Grand Final after recording 12 points with six assists and five steals in the championship game ... Averaged 3.3 assists per game with 2.2 steals ... Finished second in the Australian league in steals and sixth in assists.

2005-06: Led the Canberra Capitals to the WNBL title ... Earned her fifth WNBL Good Hands Award - presented to the statistical leader in assists, steals and steals to turnover ratio ... Played in 21 games ... Averaged 6.4 points per game with 3.2 assists and 2.3 steals.

2004-05: Played for the Canberra Capitals of the WNBL.

2003-04:: Played for the Perth Lynx of the WNBL.

2002-03:: Played for the Perth Lynx of the WNBL.

2001-02:: Played for the Perth Lynx of the WNBL.

2000-01:: Played for the Perth Lynx of the WNBL.

1999-00: Played for the Perth Lynx of the WNBL.

1998-99: Played for the Perth Lynx of the WNBL ... Led the team in assists.

1997-98: Played for the Perth Lynx of the WNBL ... Led the team in assists.

1996-97: Played for the Perth Lynx of the WNBL ... Led the team in assists.

1995-96: Played for the Perth Lynx of the WNBL.

1994-95: Played for the Perth Lynx of the WNBL.

1993-94: Played for the Perth Lynx of the WNBL.

1992-93: Played for the Perth Lynx of the WNBL.

1991-92: Played for the Perth Lynx of the WNBL.

Australian National Team
• Olympic Silver Medal (2008)
• FIBA World Basketball Championship Gold Medal (2006)

2010: Represented Australia in the FIBA World Championships in the Czech Republic ... Averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds through nine games.

2008: Selected to the Australian Olympic Team in June ... Appeared in her first Olympic Games in August … Won a silver medal with the Aussies while averaging 2.0 points per game and 1.0 assists during the eight-game Olympic Tournament in Beijing.

2006: Member of the Australian National Team that won the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Basketball Championship for Women in Sao Paolo, Brazil ... Averaged 3.3 points per game with 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals during the World Championship ... Posted six assists in a win against Senegal and had a tournament-high nine points in a win against Spain ... Had four points and four rebounds in the gold-medal victory against Russia ... Was named to the Goldmark Opals national program in Spring 2006 and earned a spot on the final roster in Summer 2006.

2004: Played with the Opals - regarded as Australia's national team - prior to the 2004 Olympics.

2000: Played with the Opals prior to the 2000 Olympics.

Personal

Tully Louise Bevilaqua ... Born on July 19, 1972 in Merredin, Western Australia ... Son, Parker Scot Bevilaqua, was born in Spring 2011 ... Brother, Vance Crook, served in Iraq as a member of the Australian army ... Attended Merredin Senior High School.

Career Transactions

Signed with San Antonio as a free agent on March 7, 2011 ... Signed with the Indiana Fever as a free agent on February 24, 2005 ... Acquired by the Seattle Storm as a free agent on April 29, 2003 following the WNBA Dispersal Draft of Portland ... Signed with the Portland Fire as a free agent on May 1, 2000 ... Waived by Cleveland on July 16, 1998 ... Signed by the WNBA as a free agent and assigned to the Cleveland Rockers on May 30, 2008.