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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 5/14/2024, Last updated: 5/14/2024
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23 Big Ten Alums on 2024 WNBA Opening Day Rosters

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – A total of 18 standouts from current Big Ten Conference institutions earned spots on 2024 WNBA Opening Day rosters, with five additional Big Ten alums serving on WNBA coaching staffs (including two head coaches), as the league begins its 28th season Tuesday night. The combined total of 23 Big Ten representatives in the WNBA includes former student-athletes from 11 of the conference’s 14 member institutions, with Maryland (5) and Ohio State (4) leading the way.

Atlanta Dream
Nia Coffey (Northwestern)
Naz Hillmon (Michigan)
Aerial Powers (Michigan State)
Tanisha Wright – Head Coach (Penn State)

Connecticut Sun
Rachel Banham (Minnesota)
Brionna Jones (Maryland)
Alyssa Thomas (Maryland)
Stephanie White – Head Coach (Purdue)

Dallas Wings
Jacy Sheldon (Ohio State)

Indiana Fever
Grace Berger (Indiana)
Caitlin Clark (Iowa)
Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State)
Celeste Taylor (Ohio State)
Erica Wheeler (Rutgers)

Las Vegas Aces
Megan Gustafson (Iowa)
Kate Martin (Iowa)

Minnesota Lynx
Diamond Miller (Maryland)
Katie Smith – Associate Head Coach (Ohio State)

New York Liberty
Betnijah Laney-Hamilton (Rutgers)

Phoenix Mercury
Kahleah Copper (Rutgers)
Kristi Toliver – Associate Head Coach (Maryland)
Annalise Pickrel – Strength & Conditioning Coach (Michigan State)

Washington Mystics
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (Maryland)