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NEW YORK – Erica McCall became the 25th Stanford player overall and 11th in the past 11 years to hear her named called in the WNBA Draft when the Indiana Fever selected the forward with the 17th pick on Thursday night at Samsung 837 in New York.
Named an honorable mention All-American by both the Associated Press and the WBCA, McCall completed her academic work in psychology a quarter early with the completion of finals at the end of the winter term. In her four years on The Farm, the two-time All-Pac-12 performer led Stanford to a pair of Final Fours, three Elite Eights, three Pac-12 championships and a 118-28 overall record.
McCall averaged team highs in points (14.4), rebounds (9.0) and blocks (1.7) this season, scored in double figures in 31 games and had 10 or more rebounds 17 times. She was named the Most Outstanding Player at the Pac-12 Tournament after averaging 11.0 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in Stanford’s three wins and was just as good in the NCAA Tournament, putting up 13.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.
McCall’s career totals of 1,376 points, 976 rebounds and 200 blocks make her one of six players in Pac-12 history with 1,350/950/200. On March 1, she was named to the 2016-17 CoSIDA Academic All-American Division I second team to become the eighth academic All-American in program history.
Since the WNBA’s inaugural season (1997), 27 Stanford alumnae have appeared in a regular-season game, four have gone on to earn All-Star nods and seven have won a combined eight WNBA championships.
Stanford’s influence on the professional basketball landscape peaked this past year when Nneka Ogwumike was voted the 2016 WNBA MVP, the Associated Press player of the year, a unanimous selection to the All-WNBA First Team and a WNBA All-Defensive First Team performer. Her baseline jumper with 3.1 seconds left in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals lifted the Los Angeles Sparks to the franchise’s first title since 2002.

Stanford’s WNBA Draft History
Player Year Pick Team
Erica McCall 2017 17th Indiana Fever
Amber Orrange 2015 23rd New York Liberty
Chiney Ogwumike 2014 1st Connecticut Sun
Mikaela Ruef 2014 31st Seattle Storm
Nneka Ogwumike 2012 1st Los Angeles Sparks
Kayla Pedersen 2011 7th Tulsa Shock
Jeanette Pohlen 2011 9th Indiana Fever
Jayne Appel 2010 5th San Antonio Silver Stars
Candice Wiggins 2008 3rd Minnesota Lynx
Brooke Smith 2007 23rd Minneosta Lynx
Kristen Newlin 2007 34th Houston Comets
Nicole Powell 2004 3rd Charlotte Sting
Lindsey Yamasaki 2002 29th Miami Sol
Cori Enghusen 2002 58th Houston Comets
Carolyn Moos 2001 53rd Phoenix Mercury
Naomi Mulitauaopele 2000 12th Utah Starzz
Katy Steding 2000 14th Sacramento Monarchs
Milena Flores 2000 40th Miami Sol
Jennifer Azzi 1999 5th Detroit Shock
Val Whiting 1999 17th Detroit Shock
Sonja Henning 1999 24th Houston Comets
Kate Starbird 1999 26th Sacramento Monarchs
Olympia Scott 1998 11th Utah Starzz
Vanessa Nygaard 1998 39th New York Liberty
Jamila Wideman 1997 3rd Los Angeles Sparks

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