Women's Basketball Signs Swedish National Team Member

July 20, 2000
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, VA (July 20, 2000) -- Swedish National Team member Marianthi Koukouvinou has signed a letter of intent to attend Old Dominion University, as announced today by Old Dominion head women's basketball coach Wendy Larry.

Koukouvinou, a 6-1 guard/forward from Stockholm, Sweden, averaged 24 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, and four steals per game for her Solna club team. Her team has won the club league three of the last four seasons, during which Koukouvinou has been named a four-time All-Star. In the 1997, 1998, and 1999 seasons, she was the Swedish Club MVP. Koukouvinou has been a member of the Swedish Junior National Team since the age of 14 and has played 31 games with the National Team.

"We are pleased that we were able to sign such a quality student-athlete this late in the game," said Larry. "Marianthi's athleticism, knowledge of the game, and international experience will be a tremendous addition to the class we've already signed."

Koukouvinou will join an already outstanding recruiting class that also includes the following:

Sharlenia Charles
6-4, F, Jr.
Brooklyn, NY/Tallahassee CC (Fla.)/August Martin HS
5.7 ppg, 6 rpg, 52.3FG%
Team finished 22-12 (state finalist)
All-Conference honorable mention

Monique Coker
6-1, G-F, Fr.
Bronx, NY/Monsignor Scanlan HS
28 ppg, 17 rpg, 3 bpg, 4 apg
Team finished 29-1 (NY Catholic League champs)
#11 Blue Star Report
Street & Smith All-America (4th team), New York state tournament MVP, New York All-Star

Shareese Grant
5-8, G, Fr.
Virginia Beach, Virginia/Princess Anne HS
19.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.5 spg, 2.1 apg
Team finished 26-2 (state semifinalist)
All-Tidewater Player of the Year, three-time All-District, All-Region, All-State

Myriah Spence
6-0, G, Fr.
Espanola, New Mexico/McCurdy HS
21.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg
Team finished 26-2 (state finalist)
#55 Blue Star Report
New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year, All-State selection

Corrina Turner
6-6, C, Fr.
Miami, Fla./Monsignor Edward Pace HS
25.8 ppg, 18.9 rpg, 6.5 bpg
Team finished 20-7
Florida All-Star game MVP, Nike League All-Tournament

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