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Former WNBA Player
Adrian Strong was the Phoenix Mercury's first pick in the second round (21st overall) of the 2000 WNBA Draft. She pulled down a Mercury franchise record of 184 defensive rebounds during one season, and ranked sixth in the league in steals and ninth in rebounding. In 2003, she was named to the WNBA All-Star Team where she recorded nine points, six rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes of action. Williams-Strong was acquired by the San Antonio Silver Stars in 2004, signed by the Minnesota Lynx in 2006, and later acquired by the Sacramento Monarchs in 2007, where she played until her retirement in 2009.
Additionally, in 2003, Strong was named to the WNBA Select Team that earned the Silver Medal in the 2003 FIBA World Cup. She was also named Female Athlete of the Year by Athletes International in 2003. Strong played overseas in France in 2000, Italy in 2001-2002, South Korea in 2004-2005 and in Spain during the 2006-2007 offseason.
Adrian attended the University of Southern California, where she played four seasons with the Trojans and graduated with a degree in Psychology. She finished her USC career ranking ninth all-time in rebounding (694), ninth in blocks (97), and 10th in free throws made (258). She was one of only 19 players to reach the 1,000 point plateau (1,185 career points).
Currently, Mrs. Strong is wife to musician Arthur "Buddy" Strong and mother to four and a half year old, Arthur Trese, and two year old old Aria Favor. She recently received her Master's degree in Divinity (Bible Studies) from Liberty Theological Seminary and is currently an Instructional Assistant at Grand Canyon University in the School of Theology. Her interests outside of her family are: serving as co-chaplain for the Phoenix Mercury, reading, writing in her journal, learning interesting facts, and doing speaking engagements throughout the year.
Support Adrian by purchasing your sponsorship and/or tickets below to attend our brunch event on December 5th, 2015.
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