Silver Stars Sign WNBA Veteran Edna Campbell

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Silver Stars Chief Operating Officer Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil announced today that the Silver Stars have signed former Sacramento Monarchs guard Edna Campbell to a free agent contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal have not been released.

“We’re very excited to have Edna join the Silver Stars,” Silver Stars Head Coach Dan Hughes said. “Her professional experience and veteran leadership will be a welcomed addition to the team.”

Campbell, a six-year WNBA veteran, has spent the past four seasons playing in Sacramento. Prior to joining the Monarchs, Campbell played for the Seattle Storm during the 2000 season after having played her rookie season in Phoenix with the Mercury in 1999. In 2002, her WNBA career almost came to an end after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing treatment Campbell made a successful return and played in the final game of the 2002 season. For her career Campbell has started in 128 of 133 games, averaging 8.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 23.9 minutes per game.

In addition to her WNBA career, Campbell has played professionally in the National Women’s Basketball League (NWBL), the American Basketball League (ABL) and in Europe and South America. During the 2004 offseason, Campbell played for the Colorado Chill of the NWBL where she was selected as a NWBL All-Star after averaging 12.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game. After the 2001 WNBA season, Campbell spent the offseason playing for Team Roverto in Italy. In 1999, she played alongside current Silver Star Margo Dydek for Polpharma VBW Clima and helped lead the team to the Polish Championship. From 1996-99 Campbell played for the Colorado Xplosion of the ABL where she was selected to the 1997 ABL All-Star team.

Campbell’s professional career also includes playing for U.S.A. Basketball. In 1998, she was a member of the gold medal-winning World Championship Team. Campbell was a finalist for the 1996 Olympic Team that won the gold medal in Atlanta. She also was a member of the 1995-96 U.S.A. Women’s National Team and the 1990 U.S.A. World Championship Team.

“We wish Edna all the best in her career and know that San Antonio is gaining not just an amazing athlete but a phenomenal person,” Monarchs General Manager and Head Coach John Whisenant said. “Edna's efforts both on and off the court have made her a well respected player in our community and we know that San Antonio is very lucky to have her."

Campbell began her collegiate career at the University of Maryland, but later transferred to the University of Texas where she was named the Southwest Conference’s Newcomer of the Year in 1989-90. She was named to the All-SWC Conference First Team as a junior and a senior while the Longhorn’s compiled a 48-14 record and made consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament.