MUNCIE, Ind. – Former Ball State women’s basketball standout Tamara Bowie has signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Lynx of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Lynx are set to open their 10th season in the WNBA May 18, 2008 against the Detroit Shock.
Bowie, a native of Lansing, Mich., starred for the Cardinals from 1999-2003. She is the Cardinals’ all-time leading scorer at 2,091 career points, which ranks seventh all-time in Mid-American Conference history. She set the Ball State single-season scoring record with 618 points in the 2002-03 season and also owns the BSU single-game scoring record at 40 points on two different occasions.
Bowie was a two-time MAC Player of the Year recipient (2001-02 & 2002-03) becoming the only Cardinal to win the award multiple times. She was named Kodak/WBCA Honorable Mention All-America three times during her career as well as First Team All-Region three times.
She spent the 2007-08 season in Israel, playing with Hapoel Tel Aviv. She played in 13 of her team’s 21 games last season and averaged 24.9 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. Bowie was originally drafted in the 2003 WNBA draft by the Washington Mystics with the 36th selection.