Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow him on Twitter @RomanStrib.

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Wojta not far away in Green Bay, joins Lynx quickly when called

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under Lynx Updated: July 9, 2012 - 6:58 PM

Julie Wojta, a 6-0 guard or forward, was one of the last two Lynx cuts at the end of training camp.

At that time, the former Wisconsin-Green Bay star was told to stay ready in case the Lynx needed help. They do now.

Rebekkah Brunson suffered a sprained left calf in the Lynx's loss to Connecticut on Saturday. She is the third Lynx post player to be sidelined, meaning the Lynx can add a 12th player to their roster.

The call went to Wojta in Green Bay. She signed a seven-day contract Monday morning and then stayed for practice. She is with the team in Tulsa now as are Brunson, center Jessica Adair (knee) and forward Devereaux Peters (hand). All three injured players are expected to be able to play by mid-August when the WNBA returns from its five-week break for the London Summer Olympics.

In the meantime Peters will be able to remain with the Lynx during the break. With three players gone for the Olympics and three injured, having Wojta will at least give the team six players for practice.

Until Brunson got hurt, the Lynx were unable to add a player without waiving someone. But once a team gets down to eight healthy players, WNBA rules permit adding a 12th player to the roster.

In college, Wojta led the Phoenix and the Horizon League it plays in, in scoring (19.5 points per game) and steals (3.8). The Lynx drafted her in the second round in April, No. 18 overall.

She has signed to play with Dexia Namur Capitale, the Belgian League champion in 2011-12, come September.

 

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