Lindsey Pluimer Selected By Washington Mystics In WNBA Draft
April 9, 2008
UCLA senior forward Lindsey Pluimer (San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente HS) was selected by the Washington Mystics in the second round as the No. 20 overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft, held today in Tampa, Fla. Pluimer is the fourth UCLA player to be selected in the draft in the last three years, joining former teammates Noelle Quinn (No. 4 pick in 2007 by the Minnesota Lynx), Lisa Willis, No. 5 pick in 2006 by the Los Angeles Sparks), and Nikki Blue (No. 19 pick in 2006 by the Washington Mystics) in the league.
Pluimer finished her career as the No. 12 all-time scorer and No. 10 all-time rebounder in UCLA women's basketball history with 1,556 points and 737 rebounds. She also finished ranked sixth in blocked shots with 93. She became one of just five Bruins ever to record at least 1,300 points, 650 rebounds and 75 blocked shots during her career and was the first Bruin in the NCAA era to earn starts in each game of her career (123 consecutive starts). During her senior season, Pluimer was selected to the All-Pac-10 first team and the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VIII first team and was also honored as the Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Pluimer will join her former teammate Blue in Washington. Pluimer and Blue helped lead UCLA to the 2006 Pac-10 Tournament Championship.