UNCASVILLE, CONN. – Former Iowa State women’s basketball guard Bridget Carleton secured a roster spot with the Connecticut Sun on Thursday, the team announced. Carleton was drafted 21st overall by the Sun and becomes the first Cyclone to make an opening day roster since Alison Lacey in 2010.
Carleton was named to every All-America list in women’s college basketball for her efforts during the 2018-19 season with the Cyclones. She was also named the Cheryl Miller Award winner, which honors the nation’s best small forward. As a result, she was earned a spot on the prestigious Naismith Starting Five.
She concluded her career with the Cyclones just eight points shy of breaking ISU’s all-time scoring mark with 2,142 points. Carleton also ranks in the top-five in Iowa State’s record book in career field goals (3rd, 713), steals (3rd, 211), blocked shots (3rd, 124) and 3-pointers (5th, 255). She also put together the best single-season in school history setting school records for points scored (760), scoring average (21.7 PPG).
Carleton and the Sun officially begin the regular season on Saturday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. against the Washington Mystics at the Mohegan Sun Arena.