Linda Fröhlich

Linda Fröhlich
Personal information
Born (1979-06-23) June 23, 1979
Pforzheim, West Germany
Nationality German
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Vincent Lübeck Gymnasium Stade
College UNLV (1998–2002)
WNBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the New York Liberty
Playing career 2002–present
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
2002–2003 New York Liberty
2006 Indiana Fever
2007 Sacramento Monarchs
Career highlights and awards
  • MWC Player of the Year (2000–2002)

Linda Fröhlich (born June 23, 1979) is a German professional basketball player in the WNBA.

She is considered the best women’s player in Germany, She plays forward and her game has improved during the past two seasons overseas in Italy and Russia. Linda also played in Turkey and Romania. She wears number 13 on Sacramento Monarchs.

Early life

Linda Fröhlich was born on June 23, 1979 in Pforzheim in Southern Germany.

She is the eldest of five children, three sisters and a brother, Richard Fröhlich. Linda did not start off playing basketball, her mother strongly discouraged it. Only after Linda failed in ballet, judo, did she allow her to begin play basketball.


Linda was the first UNLV basketball player to be drafted in the WNBA as the first draft pick of the New York Liberty in 2002, (26th overall). She was waived during training camp with Phoenix Mercury in 2004, the Charlotte Sting in 2005. She signed as a free agent by the Indiana Fever on November 2, 2006 and by the Sacramento Monarchs on May 4, 2007.

European career



Finished sixth in the nation and first among freshmen and led the WAC with 23.5 ppg Player of the Week Women's Basketball Journal & United States Basketball Writers Association National Freshman of the Year UNLV Sportswoman of the Year Female Athlete of Las Vegas of the Year (Best of Las Vegas, Review Journal) All-Tournament Team at Four Queens/Lady Rebel Shootout & WAC Championship All-Tournament Team & MVP at the Golden Gopher Classic


Finished fifth in the nation and first among sophomores and led the MWC with 21.6 ppg Leads MWC in scoring (21.6pg) rebounding (1.4pg) and steals (3.21pg) Mountain West Player of the Year Three-time MWC Player of the Week on AP & WBCA All- American Honorable Mention Female Athlete of Las Vegas of the Year (Best of Las Vegas, Review Journal) All-Tournament Team at Nassau Sun Splash Shootout & Cox Communication/Lady Rebel Shootout


Scored her 1,500th career point at San Diego State in her 70th career game Women's Basketball News 2nd Team All-American AP & Kodak All-American Honorable Mention Mountain West Conference Player of the Year Female Athlete of Las Vegas of the Year (Best of Las Vegas, Review Journal) Player of the Week on Jan. 3, Jan. 29, All-Tournament Team at the Roger L. White Invitational & MWC Championship

2001-2002 UNLV All-Time Leading Scorer (men's and women's) Lady Rebels' All-Time Leading Rebounder AP All-America Third Team honoree Kodak All-America Honorable Mention First Lady Rebel to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in career Conference Player of the Year Academic All-Mountain West Conference Honoree Voted "Best of Las Vegas" Verizon / CoSIDA Academic First Team All-America Selection Strett & Smith Preseason All-American selection WBCA College Allstar


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