April 14, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – The senior University of Connecticut women’s basketball tandem of Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley have been invited to attend the 2014 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, which will be held on Monday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The Draft is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and the first round will be televised on ESPN2.
The second and third rounds will be televised live on ESPNU.
27 former UConn student-athletes have played in the league since the WNBA's inception in 1997. A Husky has been selected in the WNBA Draft 14 times in the past 16 years. UConn did not have any seniors on its roster in 2003 or 2007. Dolson and Hartley are projected to be the 14th and 15th Huskies all-time to be chosen in the first round of the WNBA Draft.
The players invited to attend WNBA Draft 2014 presented by State Farm are:
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Natalie Achonwa Notre Dame
Stefanie Dolson Connecticut
Markeisha Gatling North Carolina State
Chelsea Gray Duke
Bria Hartley Connecticut
Natasha Howard Florida State
Kayla McBride Notre Dame
Chiney Ogwumike Stanford
Shoni Schimmel Louisville
Meighan Simmons Tennessee
Odyssey Sims Baylor
Alyssa Thomas Maryland
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