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Buffaloes Sign Hartmann To National Letter Of Intent

Apr 17, 2014

BOULDER - Alina Hartmann has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball and continue her education at the University of Colorado in 2014-15 head coach Linda Lappe announced on Thursday during the NCAA's regular signing period.

Hartmann is a 6-foot forward from Bamberg, Germany, who attends school at Kaiser-Heinrich-Gymnasium and plays basketball for DJK Brose Bamberg.

Alina Hartmann, Photo by Peter Voeth, Marburg, Germany

"We are very excited to be adding Alina to our roster next season," Lappe said. "Alina has a passion for basketball and a great work ethic which will help her transition to the University of Colorado.  She has an up tempo style which fits with our team very well. We can't wait to have her on board."

In 22 games for Bamberg in 2013-14 she averaged 9.8 points and 5.2 rebounds while hitting 42.5 percent from the field. Hartmann led Bamberg with 29 3-point field-goals, hitting a solid 42.6 percent beyond the arc, and ranked second on the team in rebounds and third in scoring. She averaged 7.7 points for Bamberg in both the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.

A veteran of Germany's junior national basketball program, Hartmann played in six games for her country which placed 10th at the 2013 U18 European Championships for Women, Division B, in Miskolc, Hungary.

She starred for Germany's gold medal winning team at the 2011 U16 European Championships, Division B, in Arad, Romania. Hartmann averaged 10.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals as team Germany swept the competition with a 9-0 mark.

Hartmann scored 18 points on 46.7 percent from the field (7-of-15) and grabbed seven rebounds in a 71-64 semifinal win over Bulgaria; a win which earned Germany, along with fellow finalist England, a promotion into the A Division of the U16 European Championships. In the gold medal game, Hartmann had nine points and seven rebounds in a 66-63 win over England.

She was also on Germany's U16 European Championships team in 2010, appearing in five games.

Hartmann will be Colorado's 15th international player, the first since Julie Seabrook of North Vancouver, Canada, from 2008-12, and first European native since Dina Piterniece of Riga, Latvia, from 2007-09.

Hartmann is the third addition to the 2014 class joining Zoe Correal, a 6-4 center from El Cerrito, Calif., and Brecca Thomas a 5-5 point guard from Houston.

Colorado finished the 2013-14 season at 19-15 overall and tied for ninth place in the Pac-12 at 6-12. The Buffaloes enjoyed their 21st season with at least 19 wins and fourth-straight winning season under Lappe. Colorado participated in postseason for the 22nd time and fifth in the WNIT, advancing to the Round of 16.

Alina Hartmann, Photo by Peter Voeth, Marburg, Germany