Basketball star signs with Italian club

July 23, 2015 | Athletics, News
By Brian DeBenedictis

Former Rocket Inma Zanoguera will get the opportunity to continue her basketball career: She signed with Italian Club Techmania Battipaglia, according to



Zanoguera becomes the fourth UT women’s basketball player to play professionally under three-time Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year Tricia Cullop, joining Melissa Goodall (Italy and Spain), Naama Shafir (Israel) and Andola Dortch (Belarus) on that list.

Techmania Battipaglia is a professional basketball club based in Battipaglia, Italy. The team plays in the Italian top league, Serie A1. Last season, Battipaglia finished ninth in the league.

This past season, Zanoguera led the Rockets in scoring (15.4 points per game), rebounding (6.7 per game), assists (5.0 per game, No. 37 in NCAA), steals (1.8 per game), minutes played (35.7 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-MAC recognition.

The three-time All-MAC selection ranked second in the league in dimes, free-throw percentage and minutes played, third in assist-to-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).

Zanoguera helped Toledo win 88 games over the last four seasons, including 44 league victories. She was a part of two MAC West Division Championships (2011-12, 2012-13), one MAC regular-season title (2012-13), and played a key role in UT securing three postseason appearances (2011-12, 2012-13, 2014-15).

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