Mowe, Wolvert Drafted into WNBA
April 20, 2001
Mowe (Powers, Ore./Powers HS) became the first WNBA-drafted player in Ducks history as the Portland Fire made her the 20th overall pick in the second round. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Rockers chose Wolvert (Camas, Wash./Mountain View HS) with the 43rd overall pick in the third round.
Mowe and Wolvert were the two highest-picked Pac-10 players among the five drafted. The other three all went in the fourth and final round -- Arizona's Reshea Bristol (50th pick, Charlotte), Stanford's Carolyn Moos (53rd pick, Phoenix) and Washington's Megan Franza (61st pick, Phoenix).
A 6-foot-5 center, Mowe finished first in the Pac-10 with a 60 percent shooting mark from the floor and averaged 8.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. She finished her career second all-time at Oregon for blocked shots (222) and field goal percentage (.573).
Wolvert, a 6-foot-3 forward, led the Ducks with averages of 14.1 points and 5.9 rebounds. She closed the 2000-01 campaign with three straight double-doubles and ranked fourth in the Pac-10 with a .543 field goal percentage. With 1,305 points, Wolvert ranks ninth on the school's all-time scoring list. She also ranks fifth in field-goal percentage (.544), seventh in career blocks (101), seventh in free-throw percentage (.740), eighth in rebounds (666) and ninth in steals (151).
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