Back in the Pros: Wojta Strikes Gold With WNBA's Silver Stars

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: February 28, 2013
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Article Image
Courtesy: -
Former Green Bay Standout Julie Wojta is soaring to new heights after signing a training camp contract with the WNBA's San Antonio Silver Stars.

By Justin Grones (@JustinGrones)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The most decorated player in Green Bay women's basketball history is headed back to the pros. Julie Wojta, who wrapped up her outstanding career with the Phoenix during the 2011-12 campaign, has been added to the San Antonio Silver Stars training camp roster, the WNBA franchise announced earlier this week.

The deal marks the third time Wojta has found herself in the WNBA since graduating in May 2012. She was invited to the 2012 WNBA Draft, where she was selected in the second round as the 18th overall pick by the Minnesota Lynx. With only one open roster spot and a handful of new players, Wojta was released by the Lynx prior to the 2012 regular season despite impressing the team's coaching staff during the preseason.

In two WNBA exhibition games last season, Wojta averaged 14 minutes per contest, shot 50 percent from the field, and scored nine total points and grabbed nine total rebounds.

When injury struck Minnesota last July, Wojta was signed to a seven-day contract taking the Lynx to the WNBA's month-long break for the 2012 Olympics. In her lone appearance, Minnesota defeated Tulsa in an 89-74 road contest. Wojta played four minutes, grabbing two rebounds.

After her short-term deal with the Lynx expired, Wojta headed to Europe to play for Belgium's Belfius Namur. She's made her name known this season, averaging 16.0 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest.

Wojta graduated last year as the most decorated player in Green Bay women's basketball history with a resume packed with awards and recognition. During her senior campaign alone, Wojta earned Horizon League Player and Defensive Player of the Year honors, was one of five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, was an AP Second Team All-American and Naismith and Wade Trophy finalist, just to name a few.

In addition to Wojta, San Antonio also offered a training camp contract to Yvonne Turner, a decorated 2010 graduate of Nebraska. The Silver Stars open the 2013 season on May 24 at home against the reigning WNBA Champions, Indiana.


###

For the latest and most up-to-date information on Green Bay Athletics, please visit GreenBayPhoenix.com.

Follow us on Twitter: @GBPhoenix , @GBPhoenixWBB and @JustinGrones.

Like Green Bay Women's Basketball and Green Bay Phoenix Athletics on Facebook.

---GreenBayPhoenix.com---

SCHEDULE
Schedule Sponsor
Friday , November 28
Women's Basketball 
at Georgia Tech
11:00 AM
Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
 | Tickets  
Saturday , November 29
Women's Basketball 
at Arizona State or Villanova
TBA
Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
 | Tickets  
Sunday , November 30
Women's Basketball 
at TBD
TBA
Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
 | Tickets  
Saturday , December 06
Women's Basketball 
vs. Western Michigan (Mountain Dew Phoenix Cooler Giveaway)
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  
Wednesday, December 10
Women's Basketball 
at South Dakota State
7:00 PM
Brookings, S.D.
 | Live Stats  
Saturday , December 13
Women's Basketball 
vs. Wisconsin (Prevea Green Out Youth Jersey Giveaway)
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  
Saturday , December 20
Women's Basketball 
vs. Vermont (Festival Foods Family Game)
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  
Sunday , December 28
Women's Basketball 
at Dayton
1:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 | Live Stats  
Saturday , January 03
Women's Basketball 
vs. Davenport (Subway 70s Night)
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  
Wednesday, January 07
Women's Basketball 
at Wright State
6:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Saturday , January 10
Women's Basketball 
vs. Youngstown State (Festival Foods Family Game)
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  
Saturday , January 17
Women's Basketball 
vs. Milwaukee (Menominee Casino Spirit Beads Giveaway)
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  
Thursday , January 22
Women's Basketball 
at Cleveland State
6:00 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
 | Live Stats  
Saturday , January 24
Women's Basketball 
at Detroit
1:00 PM
Detroit, Mich.
 
Thursday , January 29
Women's Basketball 
at Valparaiso
7:05 PM
Valparaiso, Ind.
 
ON-DEMAND VIDEO
LAUNCH PLAYER ▸
STAY CONNECTED

EMAIL
SIGN UP

FOLLOW ON
FACEBOOK

Cellcom
Fleet Farm
Menominee
Packers Shop
Prevea
S&L Motors
Ticket Star
WMMB
Gallagher's Pizza
Buffalo Wild Wings
United Press
Fox Communities Credit Union
Country Inn Suites
Diamonds & Golds
Renards Cheese
Weidner Center
WNFL
Yellow Pages
TWC Sports