On Friday night with the conclusion of the 2020 WNBA Draft, Ruthy Hebard joined an elite, small list of professional athletes from the state of Alaska.
From one chilly city to the next, Hebard will be headed to the Chicago Sky after being selected with the No. 8 overall pick.
The Fairbanks, Alaska community showed love and support for their hometown hero's success.
This was fun! https://t.co/TGcUDGGnxH— Ruthy Hebard (@RuthyHebard24) April 18, 2020
Details of the parade are found below:
A parade is scheduled to take place today in Fairbanks at 7 p.m. on Sandvik Street, starting at old University Park and ending at West Valley. Hebard and her family will drive down the road at 7:15 p.m. https://t.co/0FG70FSK5N— Fairbanks News-Miner (@newsminer) April 18, 2020
The Katrina McClain Power Forward of the Year graduated from West Valley High School in 2016 and after four years became the Pac-12’s and Oregon’s all-time leader in career field-goal percentage (65.1), Oregon’s all-time leader in career field goals made (987) and the NCAA record-holder for consecutive field goals made (33).
The Ducks faced the University of Alaska in their first game of the 2018-2019 season. It was a homecoming celebration for Hebard that also ended in a 115-36 victory for Oregon. Hebard recorded 17 points.
My girls 😍😍 https://t.co/Iuv8ZWFVBm— Ruthy Hebard (@RuthyHebard24) November 9, 2018
The community of Eugene, Oregon, who saw three Ducks selected in the first round of the WNBA Draft, as well as the community of Fairbanks were both proud to see Hebard taken off the board and will eagerly wait for her WNBA debut.