account
search
search
Jump to
Latest Headlines Wiki
share with facebook
share with twitter
share with google
1 of 10
Olympic Women's Basketball USA vs. China in Beijing
USA's Candace Parker (15) is guarded by Liu Dan of China at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing on August 11, 2008. The USA women defeated China 108-63. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)
| License Photo
Latest Headlines
First Prev Page 1 of 2 Last Next
Wiki

Candace Nicole Parker (born April 19, 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an All-American basketball player for the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks and is also the younger sister of NBA player Anthony Parker. She was drafted to the team from Tennessee in 2008. She may be best known for being the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game and the first woman to dunk twice in a college game —she set both milestones as a redshirt freshman on March 19, 2006. She also became only the second player to dunk in a WNBA game on June 22, 2008.

A versatile player, she is mainly a forward, but was listed on Tennessee's roster as a forward, center, and guard. She was a starter on the Lady Vols basketball team, winners of the 2007 and 2008 NCAA championships.

Candace won the 2009 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice award as the favorite female athlete in the sports category.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Candace Parker."
x
Feedback