Sweden Wins FIBA U20 European Championship Gold

July 18, 2011

Georgia Tech women’s basketball student-athlete Frida Fogdemark and the Swedish U20 team produced a perfect 7-0 record and claimed the gold medal of the 2011 FIBA U20 European Championship Division B with a 64-55 win over Portugal on Sunday, July 17, in Ohrid, Macedonia.

It is the second time Sweden defeated Portugal in a week. Sweden defeated Portugal 67-50 in the second game of pool play on July 10.

Fogdemark scored 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting from three-point range in 19 minutes, and was Sweden’s second leading scorer in the championship contest. She also added three assists in the victory.

For the tournament, Fogdemark averaged 8.4 points per game and 3.4 rebounds a contest. She shot 42 percent from the field and converted 13-of-31 three-point field goal attempts.

Fogdemark is not the only Yellow Jacket to be competing in international competition this summer. Incoming freshman Tjasa Gortnar will be playing for Slovenia in the FIBA U19 World Championships from July 21-31 in Chile. Junior Danielle Hamilton-Carter will be playing for Sweden in the World University Games from August 14-21 in Shenzhen, China.

Fans are encouraged to follow Georgia Tech women’s basketball on Twitter, @GTWBB, and like the Yellow Jackets on Facebook, GTWomensBasketball, for an inside look at the program.



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