On a day in which she was selected as the top women's college basketball player for the second year in a row, Maya Moore signed a contract with the Lynx to officially kick off the next phase of her career.

Terms of Moore's contract were not disclosed, but the WNBA has a rookie salary scale. The top overall pick in Monday's draft got the maximum permitted for picks 1-4, according to a source close to the team. The base salary starts at $46,708 the first year and increases every year to $59,552 the fourth year. So in her first four years in the WNBA, Moore will earn just over $206,000.

Also Thursday, Moore received the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top collegiate women's basketball player for the second year in a row. She becomes eligible to win her second consecutive Honda-Broderick Cup, which is given to the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. This year's cup will be awarded June 27 in New York.

By then, she will presumably be well into her professional career. The four-time All-America and two-time national champion at UConn is scheduled to play in her first exhibition game with the Lynx on May 24 against Indiana in a game played at Concordia (St. Paul). The regular season begins June 3 at Los Angeles, followed by a game against the Sparks at Target Center on June 5.