Preseason game vs. New York (5/24/01) led game with 19 points (8-12 fg, 2-3 3 pts 1-1 ft)...held Seattle's and WNBA's #1 draft pick Lauren Jackson to just three points in the first half and 10 in the game (6/5/01)...led team in rebounds (5) at Detroit (6/14/01)...scored eight pts, pulled down two rebs. and two steals at Houston (6/27/01)...tied career high in points (24) and assists (3) vs. Orlando (7/1/01)...on July 3, 2001 vs. Seattle, played a WNBA record 55 minutes and pulled down 11 rebounds (three offensive, eight rebounds) and scored five points...recorded four blocks at Detroit (July 11, 2001)...tied a franchise high five blocks at Orlando (7/24/01)...tied teammates Murriel Page and Chamique Holdsclaw to pull down a game-high seven rebounds vs. Miami (8/5/01)...finished the season ranked in four WNBA categories, 5th in blocks per game (1.81), 10th in rebounds per game (7.2), 11th in minutes per game (33.5), and 14th in steals per game (1.66).
Second on the Mystics, 11th in the league in field goal percentage (.486)...15th in the league in rebounding (5.7 rpg)...Recorded her 100th consecutive WNBA start against Sacramento on 6/23...Recorded her 200th WNBA career steal against Miami on 6/21...Led the Mystics in blocks (47) and steals (64)...Tied a franchise record for blocks against Charlotte on 7/1 with five.
Named a reserve to the Inaugural WNBA All-Star Team and started in place of injured Rebecca Lob0…Finished the season ranked eighth in the league in rebounding (6.8), 10th in field goal percentage (.486), eighth in steals (1.94) and sixth in blocks (1.41)…Led the team in rebounds, steals, blocks and free throws attempted, and was second in scoring…Scored the 1,000th point of her career at Detroit on July 25…Set new Sting single-season records for total rebounds (219) and defensive rebounds (159)…Set a team record with six steals against Orlando on August 7…Set a Sting record by blocking at least one shot in 19 consecutive games…One of two Sting players to start all 90 games in franchise history.
Ranked fourth in WNBA in blocks (46), fifth in steals (66) seventh in free throw percentage (.826), 11th in rebounding (6.5), 15th in scoring (13.3) and 19th in minutes played (31.6)…Led the team in rebounding, free throw percentage, steals and blocks, and was third in scoring…Recorded a team-high four double-doubles including three straight from 8/2-8/5/98…season-high 22 points at Los Angeles 6/24/98…Posted double-figure rebound totals five times, including a career high 13 vs. Detroit 8/3/98…Started all 30 games.
Ranked third in WNBA in blocked shots (55), seventh in steals (54), eighth in rebounding (178) and 13th in scoring (12.8)…Led the team in rebounding, steals and blocked shots and was second in scoring…Scored a season-high 24 points twice (8/19/97 at Houston and 7/17/97 at Cleveland)…Led the team with four double-doubles…Started all 28 regular-season games.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Spent 1998-99 season playing in Brazil…Has also played in Brazil for Fluminense/Data Control (1997-98) and in Italy for Cesena (1993-97) and Bari (1990-93)…1998 team won Brazilian National Championship…A member of the 1992, 1995, 1996 and 1997 Italian League All-Star teams.
Named 1989 Kodak All-America; 1988 and 1989 Kodak All-Region; 1988 NCAA Tournament All-Mideast Region; 1989 ACC Player of the Year; 1989 ACC Tournament MVP; 1987, 1988 and 1989 All-ACC first team; and 1986 and 1989 ACC All-Tournament team…All-time leader in points (1,928), rebounds (968) and field goals made (816)…Career highs include 36 points, 16 rebounds…Her 71 blocked shots in her senior season was the second highest in school history…Member of three ACC Championship teams…Graduated with a degree in general studies with an emphasis on elementary education.