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TAMPA, Fla. Virginia senior point guard Sharne Zoll was taken in the third round of the 2008 WNBA Draft, held Wednesday in Tampa, Fla.

The Los Angeles Sparks took Zoll at No. 29. The Marlboro, N.J., native wrapped up her Cavalier career by becoming the ACC’s all-time assists leader and led her Cavaliers to the second round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. Zoll broke the 16-year-old record held by former UVa great Dawn Staley (729 career assists) and finished her tenure with 785. A four-year starter, Zoll will leave Virginia as one of the most decorated guards in Cavalier history. In addition to owning the career assists record, she ranks in the all-time top 10 in career steals (234; No. 5) and was a three-time all-conference selection.

The WNBA will tip off its 12th season of play on Saturday, May 17, as 12 of the league’s 14 teams square off on opening day. Earlier this year, the WNBA and ESPN announced an eight-year extension of their agreement to have ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 televise WNBA games through the 2016 season.

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