Zavecz Signs Contract To Play in Australian League

Aug. 1, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Former Wyoming Cowgirl basketball standout Hanna Zavecz will take her game to the professional level by recently signing with the Bendigo Spirit of the WNBL.

The Spirit are members of the Women's National Basketball League, which is the highest level of women's basketball in Australia. They begin their second year in the league after going 10-14 overall in their inaugural season.

Zavecz will report to camp on August 30.

The Melbourne, Austria native made her mark as one of the top players in Cowgirl history. She was a three-time First Team All-MWC selection, while earning Second Team All-Conference during her freshman year. Zavecz earned Defensive Player of the Year honors twice and was named the MVP of the WNIT Tournament in 2007. She was also named to the 2008 Honorable Mention State Farm Coaches' All-America Team for the second year in a row and was selected Honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press this past season.

During her senior season, Zavecz led the Cowgirls in several categories including scoring (13.9 ppg), rebounds (6.1 rpg), assists (3.6 aspg), steals (1.6 spg) and blocked shots (1.6 bpg). She shot .408 (561-1375) from the field, .703 (468-666) from the free throw line and .332 (146-440) from beyond the arc. She also ranked among the Top 15 in the MWC in several categories as she finished second in blocks, fourth in assist/turnover ratio, fifth in assists, seventh in scoring, 11th in steals and 12th in rebounding.

For her career, Zavecz is among the Top 10 in 12 career categories in UW school history. She ranks second in free throws made, attempts, assists blocked shots and steals, fifth in three-point field goal attempts, field goal attempts, sixth in three point field goals made, seventh in field goals made and ninth in rebounds. She is also one of 16 players in school history to reach the 1,000 point mark and with 1,736 points ranks fourth all-time.