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Sophie Cunningham's Bio

About Sophie Cunningham

WNBA CAREER

Has appeared in 32 career games, starting in five of those contests

Holds career averages of 3.1 points and 1.4 rebounds

Led all rookies in free-throw shooting percentage in 2019, shooting 88.2 percent (30-of-34)

Scored a career-high 19 points on June 28, 2019 against Indiana…finished a perfect three-for-three from three-point range

Owns career-highs in rebounds (six) and assists (three)

2019 SEASON

Appeared in 32 games, earning the start in five of them

Averaged 3.1 points and 1.4 rebounds

Led all rookies in free-throw shooting percentage, shooting 88.2 percent from the charity stripe (30-of-34)

Became just the second rookie in franchise history to shoot over 88 percent from the free-throw line during rookie season (min. 30 FT attempts), joining Bridget Pettis (1997)

Scored a career-high 19 points and matched her career-high in assists (three) in the Mercury’s game on June 28 against Indiana

Finished a perfect three-for-three from three-point range on June 28 against Indiana…registered the seventh ever game in franchise history of at least 19 points and a perfect 100-percent mark from three-point range (min. 3 attempts)…Jennifer GIllom, Penny Taylor, Tangela Smith, Diana Taurasi and Cappie Pondexter (twice) are the only others to do so

Grabbed a career-high six rebounds in her first career start on July 5 against New York

COLLEGE CAREER

Finished her four-year career at Missouri as the program’s all-time leader in points (2,187) and free throws (537), second in three-point field goals (590) and fourth in points per game (17.0)

Led the program to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances after Missouri missed 10-straight appearances in the ‘Big Dance’

2019 All-America Third Team selection following senior season

Three-time All-SEC First Team selection during college career

AP All-America Honorable Mention in both her sophomore and junior seasons

Became first Missouri player since 1994 to earn SEC All-Tournament honors at the SEC Tournament

Only player in the nation to average 17.0 points, grab 200 rebounds and hit 80 three-pointers and 150 free throws during senior season

PERSONAL

Born August 16, 1996 to Jim and Paula Cunningham

Favorite WNBA player growing up was Diana Taurasi

Sister, Lindsey, also played basketball at Missouri…mother (track and field), father (football), aunt (basketball), uncle (football) and grandfather (football) all played at Missouri

 

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