May 21, 2015

Who's playing ball this summer

Eight Stanford alumnae are playing professional basketball this summer — six with the WNBA and two in New Zealand. In order of seniority:

Candice Wiggins '08, in her eighth WNBA season, is playing for the New York Liberty.

Jillian Harmon '09 is in Dunedin NZ playing in the New Zealand Women's Basketball Championship (NZWBC) for the Oceana Goldrush Otago. Jillian will return to Italy next season. She has signed with Lucca for 2015-16. Story: Gesam Gas Lucca signs New Zealander forward Jillian Harmon

Jayne Appel' 10 is in her sixth season with the San Antonio Silver Stars.

Kayla Pedersen '11, in her fifth WNBA season, is playing for the Connecticut Sun.

Jeanette Pohlen '11, is back for her fourth season with the Indiana Fever after rehabbing from an ACL tear last season.

Nneka Ogwumike '12 is in her fourth season with the Los Angeles Sparks.

Mikaela Ruef '13 is in Tasmania playing in the Southeastern Australia Basketball League (SEABL) for the Heritage Isle Tornadoes and in the North West Basketball Union (NWBU) for the Ulverston Red Hoppers.

Joslyn Tinkle '13 isn't playing pro ball this summer, but has signed with the Sydney Uni Flames for 2015-16. That's the team that Mikaela played for last season – I don't know if she's re-signed with them. Story: Flames sign Joslyn Tinkle.

Chiney Ogwumike '14 has signed for her second season with the Connecticut Sun. She'll be sidelined indefinitely while she recovers from microfracture surgery on her knee.

Amber Orrange '15 is in her rookie season with the New York Liberty. Story: Rookie Q&A: Meet Amber Orrange

The WNBA preseason begins tomorrow (Friday, May 22). The regular season begins on Friday, June 5 and runs through September 13 (schedule).

Only a few of the games will be shown on national television, but most of them will be streamed live on WNBA Live Access.

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