Nadia Parker Signs With USC Women's Basketball Team

April 14, 2005

Nadia Parker, a 6-4 center from Bethel High in Spanaway, Wash., has signed a letter of intent with the USC women's basketball team.

As a senior in 2005, Parker averaged 15 points, 13 rebounds, 4 blocks and 3 steals a game while shooting 61% from the field. She was MVP of the South Puget Sound League and also made the Tacoma News Tribune All-State and the All-West Central District first teams, along with the WCD All-Tournament team. She participated in the Oregon vs. Washington All-State and the SPSL All-Star games.

She was born and raised in Japan, and lived in Germany for her first three years of high school, where she was a 3-time All-Europe and All-Conference player.

'We are very excited about Nadia joining our Trojan Basketball family,' said USC women's basketball head coach Mark Trakh. 'She's a great fit with our university and our women's basketball program. With Nadia's athletic talent, we expect her to compete for immediate playing time.'

The Women of Troy are coming off a 2005 season in which they went 20-11, finished second in the Pac-10, advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament (losing in the final seconds to eventual NCAA runner-up Michigan State) and ended up ranked 22nd nationally. Eleven players return from that team.

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