#13 Nina Bärlin
G 5-9 Fr. Trdgardsgaten, Sweden/Sandagymnsiet School
Mature player who will push for playing time right away at point guard … Is just the Yellow Jacket’s second internationally-born women’s basketball player, but is the first to enroll as a freshman … Hea Ju Moon, a native of Seoul, Korea, is Tech’s other internationally-born student-athlete, but she played at Belmont Abbey and Florida Junior College before transferring to Tech for the 1987 and 1988 seasons.
Signed with the Jackets on May 26, 1999 … Earned Most Valuable Player honors by helping the Sandagymnsiet School to the Swedish under-21 team championships … Also played on the Swedish Junior Natonal Team “Brahe,” averaging 15 points and five assists per game … Made the all-star team at the European World Championships held in Sweden in the summer of 1999 … Was the captain of her team.
Nina Bärlin was born Feb. 24, 1980 … Is the daughter of Olle and Anita Bärlin … Plans to major in international affairs … Has a brother and two sisters … Brother is a professional soccer player.