Oct. 30, 2006
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Former Washington State women's basketball star Emma Joneby is headed back home to play professionally for the 08 Stockholm Human Rights in the Damligan league, the highest in Sweden.
"It's very rewarding to see that Emma is continuing her professional career and getting the chance to do it at home in Sweden," WSU Head Coach Sherri Murrell said. "I know after four years in the United States and then playing professionally in Spain last year, she's very excited to be closer to her family once again."
The Vasteras, Sweden, native finished her senior year (2004-05) by averaging 6.5 points per game. She was 19th in the Pac-10 in rebounds and ended her collegiate career with nine double-doubles. Her career high of 25 points against USC, where she also pulled down 10 rebounds, highlighted the four-year letter-winner's career.
Joneby, a three-time All-Pac-10 Academic honoree, also placed fourth in the Pac-10 in double-doubles in her senior year with five, and finished her collegiate career with 13 double-digit scoring games.
Joneby joins former Cougar Keisha Moore in the international professional basketball courts as Moore is currently playing for Ljubljana ILIRIJA club, a premier team in the Slovenian women's basketball 1A league.
"We're proud of any of our athletes who take advantage of what the resources of Washington State and the challenge of Pac-10 basketball can do for them academically, athletically and personally," Murrell said.