FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Completing his roster for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign, Head Coach Ryun Williams announced the addition of Veronika Mirkovic to the Colorado State women’s basketball squad on Wednesday.
Mirkovic joins the Rams from Sweden, where she played for the Under 20 and U16 Swedish national teams, as well as two club teams over the past three seasons. The 6-1 forward will be a presence under the hoop and provide further scoring depth to CSU’s high-scoring offense.
“Veronika will help improve our depth at the post and forward positons,” Williams said. “Her overall skill and intelligence will fit nicely with our group.”
A member of the Sanda Wildcats Huskvarna team in Sweden, Mirkovic led her team in both points and rebounds for the past two seasons. During the 2013-14 campaign, she averaged 15.7 points, 8.8 boards and a team-high 2.9 assists per game.
Mirkovic converted an impressive .515 field-goal percentage, scoring 87 percent of her shots in the paint. The Swedish native tallied 15 double-doubles during her time with the Wildcats, scoring double figures on 33 occasions.
Prior to her time with the Wildcats, Mirkovic played one season with Sanda Basket in 2011-12, averaging 8.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per contest. She also played on the Under 16 Swedish national team in 2011, where she posted 4.6 points and 6.0 rebounds in five games.
Mirkovic is the seventh new face to grace the Rams’ roster this fall. She’ll join fellow signees Keyora Wharry, Hannah Tvrdy, Jamie Patrick, Mayanne Hamm,Taylor Ely and Alana Arias on the CSU sideline for the Rams’ first regular-season game on Nov. 14 vs. Hawai`i.