10 former Pac-12 women's basketball standouts on 2022 WNBA Playoffs rosters
SAN FRANCISCO - With the 2022 WNBA Playoffs officially tipping off on Wednesday, Aug. 17, Pac-12 women's basketball will be represented by 10 former standouts from six Conference schools on six of the eight teams in the postseason.
When the 2022 regular season began in May, there were 20 Pac-12 alumnae across 10 of the WNBA's 12 franchises.
Among Conference members, OREGON leads all programs with three players on Playoffs rosters, followed by UCLA and WASHINGTON with two, and ARIZONA, ARIZONA STATE and CALIFORNIA each with one.
In addition to the Pac-12's playoff players, Conference alumnae are head coaches of two of the league's postseason participants in Stanford's Vanessa Nygaard (Phoenix) and UCLA's Noelle Quinn (Seattle). The Bruins' Natalie Nakase is an assistant with the Aces and Nikki Blue assists Nygaard with the Mercury, USC's Ebony Hoffman is on the bench in Seattle, and Washington State's Shelley Patterson is an assistant with the Washington Mystics.
STUDENT-ATHLETES ON 2022 WNBA PLAYOFFS ROSTERS BY CONFERENCE
|Conference||Student-Athletes||Avg. Per Membership||Schools Represented|
STUDENT-ATHLETES ON 2022 WNBA PLAYOFFS ROSTERS BY PAC-12 TEAMS
PAC-12 STUDENT-ATHLETES ON 2022 WNBA PLAYOFFS ROSTERS
|Chicago Sky (2)||Ruthy Hebard - ORE
Rebekah Gardner - UCLA
|Dallas Wings (1)||Satou Sabally - ORE|
|Las Vegas Aces (1)||Kelsey Plum - WASH|
|New York Liberty (3)||Sabrina Ionescu - ORE
Michaela Onyenwere - UCLA
Sami Whitcomb - WASH
|Phoenix Mercury (2)||Reshanda Gray - CAL
Sam Thomas - ARIZ
|Seattle Storm (1)||Briann January - ASU|