Toledo sophomore Inma Zanoguera was recently selected to the U-20 Spanish National Team that will compete in the European Championship. The competition begins on Thursday, Aug. 16 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 26 in Hungary.
A native of Llucamajor, Spain, Zanoguera started eight of 34 games as a freshman for the Rockets and averaged 3.9 points, 2.9 boards and 1.1 assists 18.9 minutes. She led the 2011-12 Mid-American Conference West Division co-champions in thefts six times, as well as rebounding, helpers and rejections on three occasions in her first season wearing the Midnight Blue & Gold.
Zanoguera has played the last three years for the U-16 through U-19 Spanish National Teams, most recently contributing 7.2 points, 4.8 caroms, 2.3 dimes and 2.3 steals per contest for the U-18 squad at the European Championship (Division A). She ranked 12th in the league in helpers and 13th in thefts, shooting 44.4 percent (28-of-63) from the field and 70.0 percent (7-of-10) from the charity stripe in 23.3 minutes over nine games. She also represented her home country at last summer's FIBA U-19 World Championships, tallying 5.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 1.6 apg.
In other women's basketball news, recent graduate Haylie Linn has accepted a position as a graduate assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A member of the Horizon League, the Panthers will be led this season by first-year Head Coach Kyle Rechlicz.
Linn was a two-year letterwinner for the Rockets after transferring from the Indiana University, starting 28 of 64 games for UT. She averaged 5.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in her UT career, scoring in double figures on 14 occasions with the Rockets (18 times in her collegiate career) and making at least three triples in a game 12 times with the Rockets (15 times in her collegiate career).
Earlier this year, the Madison, WI native participated in the WBCA's "So You Want To Be A Coach" program in conjunction with the 2012 NCAA Women's Final Four in Denver, CO and earned the 2011-12 Roy & Gail Hummel Scholarship, awarded each season to the Toledo women's basketball player with the highest grade-point average.
A 2012 Academic All-MAC Team recipient, Linn started 28 of 34 contests and tallied 7.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 0.7 steals in 28.7 minutes in 2011-12. She ranked ninth in the MAC in three-point field-goal percentage (35.4%, 56-of-158) and tied for 10th in three-point field goals made (1.6). Linn earned the team's "Whatever it Takes Award" and "Academic Award" at the postseason banquet and led the Rockets in rebounding five times, assists on three occasions, steals four times, scoring on two occasions and blocks once.
Linn graduated from UT with a degree in accounting in Fall 2010 and earned a master's degree in business administration this past spring.
Linn and the Panthers will play against the Rockets on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Savage Arena.
In additional women's basketball news, former Rocket Jessica Williams (2008-11) has landed a job as an assistant coach at NCAA Division II Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, OH. The Arrows are an independent college and will be guided by first-year Head Coach Shannon Sword in 2012-13.
Williams spent this past season as a graduate assistant coach for Hawai'i Pacific University in Honolulu.
Williams was a four-year letterwinner at UT and served as a senior tri-captain in 2010-11, helping lead the Rockets to the 2011 WNIT Championship. She wrapped up her collegiate career tied for first in Toledo annals in career games played (131), third in three-point field goals made (234) and three-point field-goals attempted (608), fourth in three-point field-goal percentage (38.5%) and eighth in minutes played (3,346). The Westerville, OH native scored in double figures on 43 occasions in her career and made at least three triples in a game 34 times. Williams graduated from UT in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.