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Wildcat Basketball Player Drafted By WNBA Team
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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Reshea Bristol Bio

TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona women's basketball player Reshea Bristol has been drafted by the Charlotte Sting of the WNBA. The 5-10 senior guard was drafted in the fourth round as the 50th overall pick.

A native of Omaha, Neb., Bristol was a first team All-Pac-10 and WBCA All-District 8 Team selection this year after helping Arizona to a 20-12 mark. She was second on the team and fifth in the Pac-10 in scoring, averaging 15.6 points per game. She set new school records in both single season steals (96) and career steals (260) and had eight points-assists double-doubles for the year.

The Pac-10 leader in assists all season, Bristol finished the year seventh in the nation with an average of 7.6 per game. She hit double figures in assists nine times during the season, and on Jan. 13, she tied an Arizona school record by registering 16 assists in a win over Washington.

Bristol finished her Arizona career in the No. 5 spot on the UA all-time scoring list, with 1,260 points. A three-time UA Defensive Most Valuable Player, she is the only guard on Arizona's career blocked shots list, standing in ninth place with 38 blocks. She is also fifth all-time in assists (471), sixth in games played (118) and ninth in career scoring average (10.7 ppg). During her career, Bristol tallied 62 double-digit scoring performances, hitting 20 points or more 11 of those times.

Bristol is one of five Pac-10 players to be taken in this year's WNBA draft, and only two of those players were drafted ahead of her. She is only the second Wildcat ever to be drafted by the WNBA. Former Wildcat Adia Barnes was taken by the Sacramento Monarchs in the 1998 draft.

The Sting also drafted Kelly Miller (Georgia), Tammy Sutton-Brown (Rutgers) and Jennifer Phillips (Xavier).


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