LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Former University of Louisville women’s basketball player Monny Niamke became the latest member of the program to join the professional ranks, signing a contract earlier this week to play basketball in France for the 2014-15 season.
The guard departed Louisville during the summer and will play with Lyon Basket Féminin in the first division championship of France (Women’s Basketball League). When Niamke lived in France, she played with USO Mondeville, also a member of the French league.
“I couldn’t be happier for Monny to be able to play professionally in France,” head coach Jeff Walz said. “She was a valuable part of our team last season, and we’re excited to watch her continue to develop at the next level.”
Niamke, who played in 31 games during the Cardinals’ run to the NCAA Elite Eight, averaged 1.2 points and 1.2 assists per game. She scored a season-best seven points at Ball State in just 14 minutes of action.
Prior to playing at Louisville, Niamke spent one season at Lindsey Wilson. In high school, she was selected to the U-18 and U-19 French National Team. She earned all-tournament honors at the U-18 European Championships and helped the 2011 U-19 World Championships Team earn silver.
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