April 9, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. -
Baylor guard Angela Tisdale was selected as the 33rd overall pick in the 2008 WNBA draft on Wednesday afternoon in Tampa, Fla. When the Chicago Sky drafted the 5-7 standout she became the program's sixth WNBA draftee.
Tisdale averaged a team-leading 16.4 points a game in her final season at Baylor. She also led the team in free throw percentage (.811) and assists (107). The Austin, Texas, native's free throw percentage led the Big 12 Conference and she was the league's fifth-ranked scorer. Tisdale finished her Baylor career as the program's assist leader with 493 and ranks No. 13 on the all-time scoring list with 1,373. She was a Wooden Award and State Farm/WBCA All-America finalist as well as earning All-Big 12 first-team and State Farm/WBCA All-Region recognition.
"I am very excited to be able to continue playing basketball. I have worked extremely hard to prepare for the next level," Tisdale said.
The Sky drafted two other player, LSU's Sylvia Fowles and Quianna Chaney.
In 2007 Bernice Mosby became Baylor's fifth WNBA draftee and fourth first round selection. Sheila Lambert was the seventh overall pick in 2002, Danielle Crockrom was selected 11th that same season, Steffanie Blackmon was a third round selection in 2005 and Sophia Young was the fourth player taken in the 2006 draft when the San Antonio Silver Stars selected her.