Louisville Cardinals star guard Shoni Schimmel was drafted 8th in the WNBA draft by the Atlanta Dream Monday night. She will played alongside former Cardinal and current WNBA star Angel McCoughtry. Both Angel an Shoni brought Louisville women’s basketball to the heights it is at today, so it is fitting that they will play for the same team.
Shoni will not only bring her great skills to the Dream, she also brings with her thousands of Native American fans from all over the country as well.
Schimmel finished her Louisville career with 387 made three-point shots, five shy of the Division I mark of 392 held by Kansas State’s Laurie Koehn. Schimmel, a 2014 All-American, holds the school record for career 3-pointers and also set the school record, knocking down 118 treys in her senior season. Schimmel also owns the school record for threes in a game, connecting on nine against Memphis this season. Schimmel finished the year leading the team in 3-point field goal percentage at 37.6. She finished her career at Louisville hitting 34.4 percent from behind the arc.
She led the Cardinals in scoring with 17.1 points per game this season. She also led the Cardinals in assists with 3.8 per game. She became the second player in school history to score 2,000 career points along with former standout McCoughtry. She finished her career ranked second on Louisville’s all-time scoring list with 2,174 points. Schimmel also has dished out 600 assists and pulled down 552 rebounds.
— Samantha Williams (@ULCoachSam) April 15, 2014
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