CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Former South Dakota State University women's basketball standout Megan Vogel was selected in the second round of the WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics Wednesday afternoon.
Vogel, a 5-foot-11 wing from St. Peter, Minn., was selected 19th overall by the Mystics, who finished the 2006 season with an 18-16 record and were later swept in the WNBA semifinals. She is the first Jackrabbit and the first player to play collegiately for a South Dakota college to be taken in the WNBA Draft.
Over her four-year career at SDSU, Vogel started all 120 of the team's games and finished second on the Jackrabbit scoring charts with 1,850 points. She also finished third in career three-pointers with 194 and fifth in career rebounds with 783.
During the 2006-07 season, Vogel led the Jackrabbits in scoring at 17.5 points per game in leading SDSU to the quarterfinals of the Women's NIT. She shot 49.8 percent from the field and 39.5 percent (62-of-157) from three-point range. Vogel's 154 free throws made this season set a Jackrabbit single-season record, and her 492 career free throws and 633 free throw attempts also are school records.
She led the team with 17.5 points per game during the 2006-07 season .
Washington also drafted Baylor (Texas) forward Bernice Mosby in the first round and North Carolina State center Gillian Goring in the third round. Should Vogel make the roster, she could make her professional debut May 19 at home against Connecticut.
The Mystics are scheduled to appear on national television three times during the 2007 regular season: May 22 vs. Sacramento (ESPN2), June 12 at New York (ESPN2) and Aug. 19 at Connecticut (ABC).