Felicia Ragland Selected in the Second Round of the WNBA Draft
April 19, 2002
Corvallis, Ore. - Oregon State University women's basketball senior Felicia Ragland was selected in the second round (28th overall) of Friday's Women's National Basketball Association Draft by the Seattle Storm. The 5-9 guard was the first player chosen from a Pacific-10 Conference school, one position in front of Stanford's Lindsey Yamasaki, who was selected by Miami.
Ragland, a native of Tulare, Cal., was a two-time honorable mention Associated Press All-American and a two-time Kodak District 8 All-American at OSU. She was a three-time Pacific-10 Conference first team pick and was the 2001 Pac-10 Player of the Year. As a senior, Ragland led the Beavers in scoring (19.9 ppg.), rebounding (6.6 rpg.), steals (2.5 spg.), and three-point field goals (69). Ragland is one of just three Oregon State players to score 1,600 points (1,803) and pull down 600 rebounds (739). She finished her four seasons at OSU ranked in the school's top-10 in 14 different career statistical categories.
Seattle finished 10-22 last season and in last place of the eight team Western Division. The Storm had the league's first selection and picked Connecticut All-American guard Sue Bird.