April 5, 2006
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College women's basketball player Brooke Queenan made history for the Eagles on Wednesday becoming the program's highest-ever draft pick in the WNBA. Queenan was selected in the second round (23rd overall pick) by the New York Libery.
Queenan is the third women's basketball player to be drafted into the WNBA, joining Amber Jacobs (`04) and Cal Bouchard (`00). Jacobs was selected in the third round (33rd overall pick) by the Minnesota Lynx in 2004, and Bouchard was taken in the fourth round (60th overall pick) by the Detroit Shock in 2000.
Queenan finishes her career at Boston College ninth on BC's career rebound list with 560. She had a career year, logging 940 minutes and averaging 15.1 points and 8.1 rebounds. She finishes her career with 987 points. This season, Queenan earned second team All-ACC honors, and was a two-time ACC Player of the Week honoree.
She has scored in double digits 49 times in her career, and tallied 15 double-doubles. She posted a career-high 25 points against Miami on January 12.
The New York Liberty begins its season on Friday, May 5 in a preseason game at Sacremento at 10:00 pm.
Boston College finished its season with a 21-12 overall record and earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament. They defeated ninth-seeded Notre Dame and top-seeded Ohio State en route to their third appearance in the Sweet 16. They fell to Utah, 57-54, in the Sweet 16. They return three starters in 2006.
Brooke Queenan was drafted in teh second round (23rd overall pick) in the WNBA