Karima Christmas, one of the most acclaimed female athletes in Pasadena ISD history, was selected in the second round of the WNBA draft on Monday by the Washington Mystics.
Christmas, a 2007 Dobie High grad, is believe to be the first female athlete from a Pasadena
ISD school ever to be drafted by a professional sports team.
Christmas started 35 of 36 games last season for Duke University, averaging 9.5 points and 6.3 rebounds. She was the 23rd overall pick in the draft.
A 6-foot guard/forward, Christmas was a four-year letterwinner at Dobie under Coach Doug Gibson. She led her team to a 32-7 record her senior year.
She earned all-district honors three times and district most valuable honors as a senior, when she averaged 18.7 points and 9.6 rebounds a game.
At Duke, Christmas became the 27th player in school history to top 1,000 career points.