Wildcat Women Ink Late Signee From Australia

May 16, 2001

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The University of Arizona women's basketballprogram has inked a late signee, announced head coach Joan Bonvicini onWednesday. Australia native KATRINA LINDNER has signed a National Letterof Intent and will join the Wildcats as a freshman for the 2001-02 season.

A 5-7 guard from Adelaide, South Australia, Lindner will bring a wealth ofclub basketball experience to the UA. She has played on four differentclub teams and is currently averaging 20 points and six rebounds a game forher South Australia ABA Conference team. She was also a member of the U-20South Australia State Team that won the Australian National Championshiplast January.

Lindner, who attends Emmanuel College Prep in Adelaide, is the firstAustralian ever to sign with the Arizona women's basketball program and isthe first foreign player to be brought into Arizona by Bonvicini.

'We're very excited to sign Katrina,' said Bonvicini, who just wrapped upher 10th season at the helm of the Arizona program. 'She's a great playerwho has been very well-coached. She has already toured the U.S., so sheknows what to expect here. We see her contributing right away for us.'

'Katrina is a combination guard who is very quick and plays aggressivedefense,' said associate head coach and recruiting coordinator Denise DoveIanello. 'Her club experience will be invaluable.'

Lindner joins early signees Danielle Adefeso (Los Angeles, Calif./St.Monica HS), Shawntinice Polk (Hanford, Calif./Hanford HS), Robin Roberson(Berkeley, Calif./Berkeley HS) and Dee-Dee Wheeler (Chicago, Ill./DunbarAca.) as this year's recruiting class.

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