*Ann Elise Strother’ was born on December 11, 1983 in Castle Rock, Colorado to Kenneth and Janit Strother. High SchoolAnn attended Ranch High School, and led her team to state championships as a junior and senior. (She missed her sophomore season due to an ACL tear.) CollegeAnn was heavily recruited out of high school, and chose the University of Connecticut. The Huskies won the NCAA championship during her freshman and sophomore years. she graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. *WNBA’In the 2006 WNBA Draft, Strother was the 15th overall pick by the Houston Comets – and was then traded to the Phoenix Mercury for Liz Shimek and Mistie Williams.
Due to recurring foot pain and a Phoenix bench that was well-stocked with guards, Ann saw very little playing time in her rookie season.
During the 2006-07 off-season, the Mercury traded Ann to the Indiana Fever in exchange for veteran center Olympia Scott.
On February 6, 2008 Ann was selected by the Atlanta Dream in the expansion draft. She continues to see little playing time.
PersonalIn October 2007, Ann was hired as the director of basketball operations for the University of Colorado women’s basketball team, serving under head coach Kathy McConnell-Miller.