Basketball player to represent home country at European Games

June 18, 2015 | Athletics, Events, News
By Brian DeBenedictis

Former Rocket Inma Zanoguera has been picked to represent her home country of Spain in a three-vs.-three event at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.



The competition will consist of 16 countries and is slated to begin Tuesday, June 23.

Zanoguera will be one of four players on Spain’s team, which also will include Gimeno Martinez Vega, Gomez Novo Maria Aranzazu, and Montenegro Santana Rita Esther.

Spain will be part of Pool C and is guaranteed three games in the preliminary round against Slovakia June 23, at 7:20 p.m. on Court No. 2, Slovenia Wednesday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. on Court No. 2, and Ireland later that evening at 8:10 p.m. on Central Court in the Basketball Arena.

This past season, Zanoguera led the Rockets in scoring (15.4 points per game), rebounding (6.7 rebounds per game), assists (5.0 assists per game, No. 37 in NCAA), steals (1.8 steals per game), minutes played (35.7 minutes per game), overall field goal percentage (.458, 178 of 389, minimum 175 attempts) and free-throw percentage (.866, 129 of 149, No. 21 in NCAA), en route to earning first-team All-Mid-American Conference recognition.

The three-time All-MAC selection ranked second in the league in assists, free-throw percentage and minutes played, third in assist/turnover ratio (1.9, 166-88, No. 60 in NCAA), fourth in thefts, eighth in scoring and overall field-goal percentage, 15th in defensive boards (4.5 rebounds per game), and 18th in overall rebounding.

Zanoguera wrapped up her collegiate career fourth in school history in minutes played (3,936), fifth in free-throw percentage (.819, 258 of 315) and games played (132), sixth in steals (195), ninth in overall rebounds (781), 10th in overall field goals made (548) and assists (375), and 13th in scoring (1,424 points).

Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the biggest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. Baku is located 28 meters below sea level, which makes it the lowest lying national capital in the world and the largest city in the world located below sea level. It is on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, which projects into the Caspian Sea. The city consists of two principal parts: the downtown area and the old inner city. At the beginning of 2009, Baku’s urban population was estimated at more than two million people. Officially, about 25 percent of all inhabitants of the country live in Baku’s metropolitan area.

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