Robinson Drafted in WNBA
Tahnee Robinson set a standard of firsts. The former Lander Tiger all stater became the first University of Nevada women’s basketball player to be drafted in the WNBA. She also is the first full blooded Native American to be drafted in the women’s professional league.
Tahnee was selected in the third round with the 31st overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury. She was then traded immediately to the Connecticut Sun. Robinson finished the season 9th in scoring in the nation and was twice on the All WAC first team. She concluded her college career as a finalist for the presigious Sullivan Award, given annually to the nation’s top amateur athlete.
Tahnee was a three time all stater at Lander Valley High school and won a state title. Then she starred at Sheridan College before transferring to Nevada.