Northwestern’s Lindsey Pulliam declares for the WNBA draft

By Ally Navarrete

Northwestern women’s basketball senior guard Lindsey Pulliam declared for the WNBA draft today, Apr. 1. 

“From staff, coaches, student-athletes, fans and alumni, the love and support I have received throughout my career is unmatched,” Pulliam wrote in a statement on her social media. “For that, I will always be grateful. [Northwestern] is such a special place.” 

The Silver Spring, Maryland native brought a new offensive prowess to the Northwestern women’s basketball program during her four years in Evanston. Even as a first-year, she led the team in scoring, averaging 15 points per game. 

Pulliam earned first-team All-Big Ten honors in her sophomore season. In her junior year, she was unanimously selected to the All-Big Ten first-team; she also earned an AP All American Honorable Mention that season. 

In her final year with the ‘Cats, she was named to the All-Big Ten second team. She also lead the ‘Cats to their first NCAA Tournament win in 28 years. In the team’s win over UCF, she scored 25 points and became only the third player in program history to reach the 2,000 point mark. 

Lindsey Pulliam helped make the women’s basketball program one of the best in the Big Ten, if not the nation. She will surely be missed on the court, and her play over the last four years has cemented her name as one of the best basketball players ever to represent Northwestern.