Monday night Mizzou senior forward Bri Kulas was selected as the 28th overall pick by the San Antonio Stars in the third round of the WNBA Draft.
Kulas is the seventh Tiger in program history to be chosen in the draft and first since Christine Flores in 2012.
“I am absolutely thrilled for Bri,” head coach Robin Pingeton said. “This is a great honor for both her and our program. Bri has worked extremely hard for this opportunity and she has proven all season long that she has the ability to play at this level. It has been remarkable to watch her grow both as a player and as a leader and I am confident she is more than ready for this next phase of her playing career. She has a true passion for the game and it will be fun for all of us to continue watching her play.”
Kulas joins former Tigers Christine Flores (Phoenix Mercury, 2012), LaToya Bond (Charlotte Sting, 2006), Christelle N’Garsanet (New York Liberty, 2006), Evan Unrau (Washington Mystics, 2004), Amanda Lassiter (Houston Comets, 2001; currently with the Chicago Sky), and Marlena Williams (Indiana Fever, 2001), among Mizzou’s seven all-time WNBA draft selections.
Kulas led the team averaging 18.3 points per game her senior season while surpassing the 1,000 point mark, becoming the 32nd Tiger to reach the millennium mar.
As an All-SEC First Team selection Kulas started in all but one game as a Tiger with more than 29 minutes on the court per game. In free throws Kulas was average 78.6 percent career record and 6.6 rebounds per game throughout her career.
Kulas began her college career at Kansas State and transferred to a junior college before coming to Missouri.