A Angela Aycock
Born February 28, 1973 (age 44)
High school Lincoln (Dallas, Texas)
College Kansas (1991–1995)
Position Guard / Forward
1995–1996 SC Alcamo
1996–1998 Seattle Reign
1999 Panathinaikos AC
1999 Phoenix Mercury
2000 Seattle Storm
2000 Minnesota Lynx
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Representing the United States
U18 and U19
Silver medal – second place 1992 U18 Guanajuato, Mexico Team Competition
Angela Lynette Aycock (born February 28, 1973), later known as Sister Paula, is a former professional basketball player. She played in two seasons of the WNBA before retiring to a monastic life.
1 College career
2 Professional career
4 Other honors
Aycock was recruited in 1991 from Lincoln High School in Dallas, Texas to play college basketball for the University of Kansas (Kansas Jayhawks). At the time she was touted as the second-best player in the country by the Women's Basketball News Service, and was the USA Today and Dallas Morning News Texas Player of the Year.
In her sophomore year, she was named team captain. As a junior, she was the Big Eight Conference co-player of the year. In her senior year, she made several All-America teams. By the end of her college career she had scored 1,978 points for Jayhawks, the third highest total in the team's history.
She also turned out for the USA Women's U18 and U19 teams, in 1992 and 1993. Her U18 team won the silver medal at the COPABA Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Early in her professional career, Aycock played two full seasons and part of a third for the Seattle Reign in the now-defunct American Basketball League. She also traveled overseas to compete in Italy, Greece, Spain, France and South Korea. In her short stint with the WNBA she saw game time with the Phoenix Mercury, the Minnesota Lynx and the Seattle Storm. Overall, she featured in 98 games for the ABL, and in 12 for the WNBA.
In 2002, Aycock moved on from professional basketball to become a nun of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. She took the name Sister Paula, and was subsequently cloistered at the Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Convent in Bluffton, Canada. In mid 2003 she transferred to another convent, the location of which is not known.
In February 2003, Aycock made the journey from her Bluffton convent to the KU campus in Lawrence, Kansas to see her jersey (No. 12) retired.