Former Oregon State guard Mikayla Pivec, who was set to enter her WNBA rookie season, has decided to sit out of the 2020 season.
The Atlanta Dream made the announcement on their Twitter page Monday, saying Pivec will not play in the 2020 season due to personal reasons, adding she ‘will be suspended by the Atlanta Dream.’ The Dream’s PR tweet did say the team would welcome Pivec back next season.
Mikayla Pivec has chosen to sit out the 2020 WNBA season for personal reasons and will be suspended by the Atlanta Dream.— Atlanta Dream PR (@ATLDreamPR) May 25, 2020
We look forward to having Pivec attend training camp in 2021. pic.twitter.com/8Juabq7hYm
Oregon State's all-time leading rebounder and the shortest player in Pac-12 history to haul in 1,000 rebounds was selected by the Atlanta Dream as the 25th overall pick in the 3rd round of this year’s draft.
During her senior year, Pivec averaged 14.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.
The 5-10 guard was focused on enjoying the process and controlling what she can control just days before the WNBA Draft as she explained in April's Talkin’ Beavers Podcast.
You try not to worry too much about where you go or what's going to happen. Just know that hopefully God will steer me to the right place, and He will. Enjoy this moment and take it all in and spend time with family... Embrace the journey. -- Mikayla Pivec said ahead of the WNBA Draft in April
The 2020 WNBA season remains paused because of the COVID-19 outbreak.