Chalk up Grace Berger’s first season as a pro as a success.
On Tuesday, the former IU women’s basketball star earned WNBA AP All-Rookie team recognition after averaging 4.2 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 14.6 minutes per contest in 36 games played.
Among rookies, Berger led all players in 3-point field goal percentage shooting 47.1 percent (16-of-34) and was sixth in assists per game. Berger also shot 84.0 percent from the free throw line and scored at least 10 points in five games this season.
Berger was selected in April by the Indiana Fever with the No. 7 overall pick on Monday in New York City. She’s the first Hoosier to ever be selected in the first round of the WNBA Draft.
The Louisville native concluded her five-year IU career in March with 1,841 points, 573 assists and 752 rebounds. She ranks seventh all-time at IU in scoring and second in all-time assists. She averaged 12.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.1 steals and shot 45.2 percent from the floor.
Berger played in 148 career games, making 118 career starts and is the all-time winningest player in school history with 118 career victories. She holds a 74.6 career win percentage and 83.1 percent in games inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
The Fever finished the season with a 13-27 record and missed the WNBA Playoffs.
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