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WVU guard Gondrezick taken fourth in WNBA Draft

MORGANTOWN — Redshirt senior guard Kysre Gondrezick of the West Virginia University women’s basketball was selected with the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2021 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Draft on Thursday evening.

Following Thursday’s selection, Gondrezick becomes the highest selection for WVU in the WNBA Draft. She also becomes the tenth player in program history to be drafted by a WNBA team and is the second consecutive Mountaineer to be selected in the league’s annual draft, following Tynice Martin’s third-round selection by the Los Angeles Sparks a year ago. The redshirt senior guard joins Bria Holmes as the second first-round draft pick in WVU program history.

The Benton Harbor, Michigan, native finished her West Virginia career with 1,011 points. She also concluded her NCAA career with 1,503 points. During her senior campaign, Gondrezick became the 29th All-American in program history after garnering honorable mention status by the Associated Press and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. She also became the third WVU player to be unanimously selected to the All-Big 12 First Team. Among WVU’s all-time career leaders, Gondrezick ranks No. 2 all-time in minutes played per game (34.86) and No. 4 all-time in scoring average (17.14). Her 19.5 points per game average in 2020-21 is the best mark by a Mountaineer since Meg Bulger averaged 19.8 points per game during the 2005-06 season.

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