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Kayla Pederson drafted in first round of WNBA draft

Posted by on April 11, 2011 – 3:37 pm

Former Red Mountain standout Kayla Pedersen is headed to Tulsa this summer after she was taken by the Shock in the first round (No. 7 overall) of Monday’s WNBA draft.

A two-time Tribune Player of the Year at Red Mountain, the 6-foot-4 Pedersen just completed four years at Stanford, where she averaged 12.6 points and 8.4 rebounds as a senior for the Cardinal, who (not coincidentally) went to a fourth consecutive Final Four (two of which were national championship game appearances).

She played in all but one game (concussion) in her four-year career at Stanford, and is the Pac-10 all-time leading rebounder in women’s basketball history (1,266). She was named the Pac-10 Freshman of Year in 2008 and was an all-conference players all four years.

She’s also Stanford’s career leader in games played (150), minutes (4,762) and seventh in scoring (1,941 points).

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