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Senior post player Amanda Brown was the 38th overall pick by the Los Angeles Sparks in the 2007 WNBA Draft. Brown is the 11th Lady Lion to be drafted in the 11-year history of the WNBA.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.; April 4, 2007 ?? Senior post player Amanda Brown (Kennett Square, Pa.) joined an illustrious group of former Lady Lions as she was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks in the third round of the 2007 WNBA Draft. Brown, who was the 38th pick overall, is the 11th Lady Lion to be picked in the WNBA Draft, joining the likes of Tanisha Wright, Jess Brungo, Kelly Mazzante, Helen Darling and Suzie McConnell Serio.
Brown was an All-Big Ten first team selection for the first time and a 2007 Kodak/Women??s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region 6 Team choice in her final season in the Blue and White. The senior post player broke the Penn State single-season rebounding record with 317 caroms on the season. She is also the first Lady Lion to win the Big Ten rebounding crown (10.2 rpg) in play since Penn State joined the league in 1992-93. Brown was second on the team in scoring this season with a 14.2 per game effort, which was eighth in the Big Ten. She was also third in the league in field goal percentage (.593) and fifth in blocked shots (1.55).
Brown, who was a finalist for the Lowe??s Senior CLASS Award, etched her name into the Penn State record books as she broke the career field goal percentage record (.589) previously held by Angie Potthoff (.574) and became just the second player in school history to have 1,000 points, 800 rebounds and 150 blocks, joining Andrea Garner.
The Los Angeles Sparks and head coach Michael Cooper will open the 2007 season against the Chicago Sky on Tuesday May 22. The Sparks finished won the Western Conference title for the sixth time in the 10-year history of the league.