The Dallas Wings selected the former Ohio State women’s basketball star with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2024 WNBA draft on Monday, making Sheldon the first Buckeye selected in the first round of the draft since the Indiana Fever selected Kelsey Mitchell with the No. 2 pick in 2018.

Sheldon is Ohio State’s fifth top-five WNBA draft pick all-time. She’s the first Buckeye ever drafted by the Dallas Wings.

“It’s a surreal moment because I grew up as a little kid watching all these women play and how talented they are and being able to have a chance to play with them and compete against them, it’s a dream,” Sheldon said after being drafted.

Sheldon became one of the top prospects in the WNBA draft based on an excellent five-year career at Ohio State in which she earned first-team All-Big Ten honors twice. Sheldon averaged 15.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game across her five years as a Buckeye, leading Ohio State to two Big Ten regular-season championships over the past three years and capping off her career by earning second-team AP All-American honors in 2023-24.