July 16, 2010
LIEPAJA, Latvia — In the life of a student-athlete, a large portion of the summer months are used for getting prepared for upcoming seasons by working on training and conditioning and getting acclimated with mew teammates.
For Florida State sophomore guard Leonor Rodriguez, part of her summer is being spent in Liepaja, Latvia while she plays for her home country of Spain at the FIBA U20 European Championship.
As of July 16, Rodriguez and her Spanish teammates have jumped out to a 2-0 record in Group C. Spain defeated Italy 74-50 on Thursday and then earned a 79-43 triumph over Germany on Friday. Through two games, Rodriguez is averaging 14.0 points while shooting nearly 67 percent from the field.
The Canary Islands native posted 19 points in the win over the Italians.
Rodriguez is certainly no stranger to the international stage as she has played on Spanish national teams for several years. She helped guide Spain to an U16 European Championship in 2006 and a second-place finish in 2007. She was once again crowned a champion when her U18 squad captured the European title in 2009.
Next up for Rodriguez and Spain is a matchup with Serbia on Saturday.
Stay tuned to Seminoles.com for more on Rodriguez in the near future.