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Whitney Knight taken as 15th pick in the WNBA Draft

Whitney Knight taken as 15th pick in the WNBA Draft

FGCU senior guard Whitney Knight became the first FGCU product to be drafted to the WNBA on Thursday night. Knight was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks as the 15th pick of the WNBA Draft.

Knight’s selection is the sugar on top of a successful year for the Eagles after a rollercoaster ride of a season that took the Atlantic Sun regular season champions to the WNIT Championship in South Dakota last month, ending the season as runner-ups with a 33-6 record.

The two-time A-Sun Player of the Year led the conference in blocks and steals last season, breaking the all-time block record for FGCU and the conference.

The Sparks, who went 14-20 last season and lost to Minnesota in the conference semifinals, were one of the professional teams that had scouts at home games in the 2016 season.

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Kelli Krebs

Kelli Krebs is a senior at Florida Gulf Coast University and is currently the editor-in-chief at FGCU's campus newspaper, Eagle News. She majors in journalism and minoring in advanced procrastination and works throughout the area as a sports reporter and freelance photographer. When she's not behind a camera, Kelli can be found secretly jamming along to the "Grease" soundtrack in her car, quoting all of the dialogue from Fight Club, or watching Breaking Bad reruns (RIP W.W.). Fan of pre-Jameis Winston Florida State, college basketball, Red Sox Spring Training, and untorrented FC Barcelona games.

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