Nicole Ohlde

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Nicole Ohlde
Born (1982-03-13) March 13, 1982 (age 32)
Clay Center, Kansas
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 189 lb (86 kg)
College Kansas State
Draft 6th overall, 2004
Minnesota Lynx
WNBA career 2004–2010
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Minnesota Lynx (2004–2008)
Phoenix Mercury (2009–2010)
Tulsa Shock (2010)

Nicole Katherine Ohlde (born March 13, 1982 in Clay Center, Kansas) is an American professional basketball player. She recently played for the Tulsa Shock of the Women's National Basketball Association.

College years[edit]

Ohlde played collegiately at Kansas State University, where she was a two-time first team All American (2003, 2004). She left Kansas State as the school's all-time leader in points, rebounds, and blocked shots.

Ohlde majored in social science while at Kansas State.

WNBA career[edit]

In the 2004 WNBA Draft, Ohlde was selected by the Minnesota Lynx in the first round (sixth overall). As a rookie, Ohlde averaged 11.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. She averaged 11.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in 2005. In 2006, her production dipped to 9.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. She spent most of the season playing center, rather than her natural power forward position.

On January 30, 2009 Ohlde was traded to the Phoenix Mercury for Kelly Miller and LaToya Pringle. She won the 2009 WNBA title as a member of the Mercury.

On July 23, 2010 Ohlde was traded from Phoenix to the Tulsa Shock along with a 2011 first-round draft pick in exchange for Kara Braxton.

She announced her retirement from the league prior to the 2011 season.


  • Kodak All-American (2004, 2003)
  • AP First Team All-American (2004,2003)
  • USBWA All-American (2004, 2003)
  • Big 12 Conference Player of the Year (2003, 2004)
  • All-Big 12 First Team (2004, 2005, 2006)
  • All-Big 12 Third Team (2001)
  • Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2001)
  • Academic All-Big 12 first team (2004, 2003, 2002)
  • Kansas State's all-time leading scorer (2161), rebounder (970), and shot blocker (201)
  • Two-time gold medalist as a member of the USA Basketball World Championships for Young Women team (2003, 2002)
  • Named to the 2006 USA Basketball Senior National Team for the USA's March 17–24 European Tour
  • Member of the 2009 WNBA Championship team (Phoenix Mercury)

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