April 9, 2009 - by
Tanae Davis-Cain and Mara Freshour Both Drafted in Third Round of 2009 WNBA Draft

April 9, 2009

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Three Florida State Seminoles were taken in the 2009 WNBA Draft, which aired live Thursday on ESPNU.


Seniors Tanae Davis-Cain and Mara Freshour were both selected late in the third round in successive selections while former Seminole Britany Miller was taken early in the second.


Davis-Cain was selected with the 37th overall selection by the Detroit Shock, who already had selected Miller with the 18th pick of the draft.


The Shock picked a player in Davis-Cain that broke numerous records during her four seasons in Tallahassee. The Dawson, Ga. finished her FSU career as the program’s all-time career leader in three-pointers made and set the program standard with a school-record 77 triples made in her senior season.


The 5-foot-11 guard earned ACC All-Tournament Second Team and All-ACC Third Team honors this season while scoring a team second-best 12.7 ppg. In a win over UCF early in the season, Davis-Cain became the 22nd player in FSU history to score over 1,000 points in a career.


As for Freshour, FSU’s senior co-captain was selected by the Seattle Storm immediately following her classmate at the draft’s 38th slot.


Freshour capped off an incredible run at FSU this season by setting the school record for most games played in a career with 131. In addition to being named to the ACC All-Tournament Second Team and All-ACC Third Team, she was also named a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All District III Second Team selection for her fantastic work in the classroom.


The Nashville, Ind. native heads to the WNBA after averaging 11.0 ppg, 2.6 apg and 4.6 rpg as a senior. Like Davis-Cain, Freshour also eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau in her final season.


Miller was the first Seminole to be drafted Thursday but the Tallapoosa, Ga. native hasn’t played at Florida State since early in the 2007-08 season. After leaving FSU following her junior campaign, Miller starred for Valosun in the Czech Republic where she averaged a double-double in the post with 17.8 ppg and 10. 2 rpg.


With three selections Thursday, Florida State nearly equaled its all-time total of WNBA draft picks in history at four.


Miller, Davis-Cain and Freshour join former Seminoles Latavia Coleman, Levys Torres, Brooke Wyckoff and Roneeka Hodges as FSU’s all-time WNBA selections.


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