Moore Earns Degree Before Going to WNBA
Lincoln - Nebraska senior Lindsey Moore picked up her diploma and smiled for a few photos Saturday, before heading to Minnesota for the start of WNBA Training Camp with the Lynx on Sunday.
The 2013 WNBA first-round draft pick was one of 57 Husker student-athletes to earn degrees during spring commencement exercises at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Saturday, May 4.
The All-America point guard from Covington, Wash, claimed her degree in communication studies, completing her work in four years after arriving at Nebraska for her freshman season in 2009-10.
While completing her course work on schedule, Moore led the Huskers on the court as a four-year starter. Voted to Nebraska's All-Devaney Team as one of the top five players in the history of the program in 2013, Moore set a school record with 699 career assists. She also set Nebraska records for career starts (132), career minutes (4,360) and career victories (94). She led NU to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including the first two NCAA Sweet 16 bids (2010, 2013) in school history.
The 5-9 point guard finished her career ranked 11th at Nebraska with 1,673 points, while ranking fourth in career three-pointers made with 173. She also ranked ninth with 208 career steals. She was a two-time finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, presented each year to the nation's top point guard. A two-time Big Ten All-Tournament Team selection, Moore was a Wade, Naismith and Wooden National Player-of-the-Year candidate as a senior. She was a two-time second-team All-Big Ten choice and a member of the 2010 Big 12 All-Freshman team.
Following Saturday's graduation ceremonies in Lincoln, Moore flew to Minneapolis to begin her professional career. The Lynx, who advanced to the 2012 WNBA Finals, opened their 2013 training camp.
Moore was one of three 2013 draftees in camp, joining second-round pick Sugar Rodgers and third-round selection Janeesa Jeffery. The Lynx also added signees Rachel Jarry and Jacki Gemelos, along with invitee Shawnice Wilson. One other significant newcomer to the Lynx this season is post player Janel McCarville, who starred at the University of Minnesota during her collegiate career.
Minnesota plays its first preseason game against Washington on Saturday, May 18 at the Bismarck Civic Center in North Dakota. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. The Lynx conclude preseason action against former Husker All-American Kelsey Griffin and the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday, May 21, at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Tip-off is set for Noon.
Moore and the Lynx will go head-to-head with Griffin and the Sun again to open the regular season on Saturday, June 1 at the Target Center. Tip-off for the regular-season opener is set for 7 p.m.
The Lynx are offering Nebraska fans special discounts in "Husker Sections" for Moore's first two appearances at the Target Center. Complete information can be found in the attachments to this article.