Western Illinois University
An Honorable Mention All-American in 2006 by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association ... Became first WIU women's basketball player to be honored by the WBCA ... Two-time Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Year (2005, 2006) ... Two-time Mid-Continent Defensive Player of the Year (2005, 2006) ... Was first player in league history to win both the Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year awards in consecutive seasons ... Three-time first team all-conference selection ... Ranks among league's career leaders in three categories: second in blocked shots (406), fifth in rebounds (969) and 10th in points (1,547) ... Played for Latvia in the 2008 Beijing Olympics ... Selected by the Detroit Shock in the third round, 35th overall, of the 2006 WNBA Draft ... Played one season for the WNBA's Washington Mystics ... Currently playing professionally in Europe.
-2006 Honorable Mention All-American selection by the WBCA
-Two-time Mid-Continent Player of the Year (2005, 2006)
-Two-time Mid-Continent Defensive Player of the Year (2005, 2006)
-Three-time first team All-Mid-Continent selection (2004, 2005, 2006)
-Second in league history for blocked shots (406)
-Fifth in league history for rebounds (969)
-Tenth in league history in points (1,547)
-Member of the 2008 Latvian Olympic Basketball Team
-2006 WNBA Draft pick (Detroit Shock) and played one season in the league
-Currently playing professionally in Europe
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