Bella Alarie '16 was selected fifth in the WNBA Draft on Friday, April 17, becoming the first NCS athlete to have her name called in the professional basketball league's annual event.
Alarie was drafted by the Dallas Wings after completing her senior season at Princeton. She became the Tigers' all-time leading scorer
with 1,703 points. She also started every game over her four years. The Ivy League named her Player of the Year three times, including as a unanimous pick this season, and Rookie of the Year as a freshman. Alarie was twice an honorable mention All-America selection.
"Dallas has a ton of young talent, and I’m really excited to be part of that group, but I’ll contribute in whatever way possible. Whatever the coaches ask of me, I’ll bring," Alarie told the Dallas Morning News
The WNBA draft was televised on ESPN, which gave fans a chance to watch Alarie and her family react live
to the Wings' selection of her.
While the start of the 2020 WNBA season has been indefinitely postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, NCS is looking forward to seeing how Alarie takes Wing in Dallas once play gets underway. Congratulations, Bella!