Cappie Pondexter ( born January 7, 1983 in Oceanside, California, United States) is a professional basketball player. She currently plays for the New York Liberty in the Women's National Basketball Association in the position of shooting guards.
Cappie Pondexter played until 2006 for the women's basketball team at Rutgers University.
Women's National Basketball Association
Pondexter selected from Phoenix Mercury at the second location in the WNBA Draft, 2006. In the 2006 season she made as a rookie the leap into the Western All-Star team. However, they just missed the playoffs with the Mercury. In the 2007 season, she finished with the Mercury the regular season in first place in the Western Conference. In the playoff they made it to the Mercury to the WNBA Finals, where they scored an average of 22 points per game. This led, together with Diana Taurasi ( 19.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals ) the Mercury not only to their first WNBA championship, but Pondexter was also appointed WNBA Finals MVP.
In the WNBA season break Pondexter plays for Fenerbahçe Istanbul.
In 2008 she won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Beijing with the U.S. national basketball team.