Angel Robinson Picked 22nd in the WNBA Draft
April 11, 2011
MILWAUKEE - Marquette women's basketball senior point guard Angel Robinson was selected by the New York Liberty with the 22nd pick in the 2011 Women's National Basketball Association Draft. Her rights were then traded to the Minnesota Lynx.
She is just the second Golden Eagle to be drafted by the WNBA joining Abbie Willenborg who was drafted by the Houston Comets with the 64th pick in 2000 draft.
"I couldn't be more excited for Angel," said head coach Terri Mitchell. "She is the epitome of hard work, heart and passion. It is great that she has been recognized to play on the professional level and this is another step in her career. Angel was consistent all season and got the recognition she deserved during the NCAA tournament. People have now seen in Angel what have seen all along. She is mentally and physically tough and has the talent to be successful at the next level."
Robinson finished her career as one of the most decorated players to ever don a Marquette uniform as she ranks in the top 12 in eight career statistical categories, including a MU-record 134 career games played. The All-BIG EAST First Team selection and WBCA All-America Team finalist stands second on the career steals (277), free throws made (434) and free throws attempted (600) lists, third in assists (570), sixth in points (1,699), eighth in field goals made (587) and 12th in rebounds (640). Robinson is the only player in program history to amass over 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 250 steals for her career.
Along with All-BIG EAST First Team honors, Robinson was a two-time All-BIG EAST Second Team selection and a member of a the 2008 All-BIG EAST Freshman team.