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Lady Lion Guard Ashley Owusu Drafted No. 33 By Dallas Wings

Former Penn State women’s basketball guard Ashley Owusu was drafted by the Dallas Wings with the No. 33 overall selection in the 2024 WNBA Draft on Monday night. Owusu was the first Lady Lion drafted since Maggie Lucas was selected No. 21 overall by the Phoenix Mercury in 2014.

Owusu played for the Lady Lions for one season. After battling an injury in the first half of the season, the graduate student played in 20 games, starting 18 times. Owusu recorded 354 points, 72 assists, 109 rebounds, and 18 steals. She led the team in points per game (17.7), was fifth in assists, and fourth in rebounds.

Owusu was a key part of the Lady Lions team that put together its best season during Carolyn Kieger’s tenure at the helm of the program, winning 18 games in the regular season, one game in the Big Ten Tournament, and three games in the WBIT.

Before her time at Penn State, Owusu played for Virginia Tech, reaching a Final Four with the Hokies in 2023. In that season, she appeared in 17 games, starting seven times and recording 86 points, 17 assists, and 26 rebounds as injury slowed her down.

Before Virginia Tech, Owusu spent three years with Maryland. She appeared in 88 games and started 70 times for the Terrapins, playing and beating Penn State five times. She finished her career in College Park, Maryland, with 1286 points, 444 assists, and 370 rebounds.

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Joe is a junior journalism major at Penn State and Onward State's managing editor. He covers Penn State football, among other Penn State sports. He also listens to Mac Miller more than you. If you want to find him, Joe's usually watching soccer with his shirt off or at the gym with his shirt on. For dumb stuff, follow him on Twitter (iamjoelister). For serious stuff, email him ([email protected]).

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