Nicole Ohlde’s career was defined by consistency. The 6-foot-5 forward/center played five seasons for the Lynx from 2004 to 2008. Over that stretch she never missed a contest, starting every game for the team.
Ohlde was drafted by the Lynx with the sixth-overall pick in the 2004 WNBA draft. She finished her rookie season with averages of 11.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. She also shot 44.2 percent from the field.
In five seasons with the Lynx, Ohlde played 170 games and averaged 10 points and 5.4 rebounds.
The 2004 draft class was considered at the time to be the deepest and most talented in league history. Ohlde was the third player in Kansas State history to be drafted into the WNBA. She averaged 17.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in college and graduated as the Wildcats’ all-time leading scorer, rebounder, and shot blocker.