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Tia Lewis Signs Pro Contract in Bulgaria

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: July 19, 2013
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RUSE, Bulgaria – Former Old Dominion University standout Tia Lewis signed a contract to play professionally for Dunav 8806 Ruse of the Bulgarian National Basketball League.

This will be the second consecutive season that Lewis will play overseas professionally as she signed with Elizur Netanya of the Women's Premier League in Israel last season.

Dunav 8806 Ruse is the three-time defending Bulgarian league champion. Lewis joins former CAA competitor and three-time All-America selection Shante Evans of Hofstra along with Oregon’s Amanda Johnson as the three Americans on the roster.

Lewis capped off an outstanding ODU career in 2011-12, leading the Lady Monarchs with 16.3 points per game and 8.9 rebounds per game as well as finishing third in the CAA with 35.5 minutes per game

A native of Poulan, Ga., Lewis finished her career 10th all-time in ODU history with 1,624 points and tied for fifth with 1,024 rebounds.

She led the squad in scoring 17 times in 2011-12, recording double-digit points 27 times along with 11 double-doubles. She notched a career-best 30 points in a 68-59 win over Georgia State.

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