BRISTOL, Conn. -- Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot and Spokane native Angie Bjorklund were both selected by the Chicago Sky in Monday's WNBA Draft.
Vandersloot was the third overall selection in the draft. She was picked behind Connecticut's Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx) and Australian Elizabeth Cambage (Tulsa Shock). Vandersloot becomes only the second player in Gonzaga history selected in the WNBA Draft. The only other Bulldog drafted was Vivian Frieson in the third round of last year's draft.
"There are so many emotions going through me right now," stated Vandersloot after she was selected. "Corny as it sounds, this is a dream come true. I am excited to play for Chicago."
Bjorklund, who just wrapped up a stellar career at the University of Tennessee, was picked in the second round (17th overall) by Chicago. The University High School product is the Lady Vols' all-time leader in three pointers, nailing 305 buckets beyond the arc in her career.
"It’s definitely exciting," Bjorklund told GoVolsXtra.com. "The waiting and suspense was tough, but Chicago is a great city and that is a great team. It doesn’t end here either. I’ve been working out really hard and hopefully I will be able to make the team. I now know where I’m going, and I have a goal to work toward.”
Vandersloot and Bjorklund already know each other. Angie's sister Jami played with Vandersloot at Gonzaga, so the two have become close over the years.
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