Women's Basketball

Lexie Hull Picked Sixth in WNBA Draft

STANFORD, Calif. - Lexie Hull became the 28th Stanford player to hear her name called in the WNBA Draft when the Indiana Fever selected the Spokane native with the sixth overall pick on Monday night. Hull is the program's 13th first-round selection and highest since Chiney Ogwumike went No. 1 overall to the Connecticut Sun in 2014.

The quintessential Stanford student-athlete, Hull finished her time with the Cardinal boasting a bevy of awards, both on and off the basketball court. One of only 15 players in program history to be named All-Pac-12 three times, while also picking up two All-Defensive Team honors, Hull gave every ounce of herself to the Stanford program for the past four seasons. Academically, she is just the second in program history to be named a two-time first-team Academic All-American. She was named the winner of the NCAA Elite 90 Award at the Final Four, given to the player at the sport's championship site with the highest GPA, and also became Stanford's third winner all-time of the Senior CLASS Award. 

Hull wrapped her career with 1,402 points, ranking 24th in program history, with 191 career 3-pointers, good for 11th all-time at Stanford. Her 78 steals as a senior ranked 30th nationally and are the eighth most in a single-season in program history.

Starting every game in which she was available since her sophomore year, Hull helped lead the Cardinal to one national championship, two Final Fours, two Pac-12 regular season championships and three Pac-12 Tournament championships. She led the team in scoring 24 times in her career, boasting 65 double-digit scoring performances and eight double-doubles. Her career-high of 36 points came just a few weeks ago against Kansas in her final game at Maples Pavilion in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Hull had at least 20 points 14 times in her career at Stanford, with nine double-digit rebounding efforts. She was top three on the team in scoring and rebounding each of the last three seasons, leading the squad in rebounds as a sophomore. 

She is just the sixth player in program history to earn both All-America and Academic All-America honors, joining Kiana Williams, Alanna Smith, Chiney Ogwumike, Kristin Folkl and Kate Starbird.

Since the WNBA's inaugural season (1997), 31 former Stanford players have appeared in a regular-season game and seven players have won a combined eight WNBA championships. Stanford currently features five other former players on active WNBA rosters or set for training camp in Chiney Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks), Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks), Erica McCall (Washington Mystics), Alanna Smith (Indiana Fever) and Kiana Williams (Phoenix Mercury).