<center>Media Release</center><br> EUGENE – Former University of Oregon women's basketball stalwart Cathrine Kraayeveld was taken with the 27th overall pick in Saturday's WNBA draft by the San Antonio Silver Stars. <br><br> The Kirkland, Wash., standout, who was chosen with the first selection in the third round, becomes the Ducks' second-highest player ever drafted by the women's professional league, trailing only Jenny Mowe, who was the 21st pick by Portland in 2001.

"I'm just excited that I got drafted there," Kraayeveld said. "I've been talking with them a little bit a couple of days ago and enjoyed speaking with them. I've already heard great things about the city itself so I think it will be a great experience for me and I'm excited for it."

The 6-4 forward was honored as the Ducks' co-MVP earlier in the week after concluding her senior season averaging 14.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. She ranked sixth in the Pacific-10 Conference in scoring and second in rebounding to earn first-team all-conference accolades as well as all-region honors, in addition to ranking among the top-10 in nine of the league's 13 individual statistical categories.

"I've worked hard to get myself here so it feels to get rewarded in a sense for all the hard work," Kraayeveld added.

Kraayeveld was one of only two players from the Pac-10 chosen in the three-round WNBA draft and followed one pick behind Arizona guard DeeDee Wheeler. Wheeler was the 26th overall player taken by the Los Angeles Sparks.

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