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RACHEL ANTONIADOU

#4

Player profile

(Updated April 2016)

Freshman Season (2015-16):

Proved to be a capable knock-down shooter…In 21 games played she averaged 1.4 points in 5.0 minutes played per game…Shot 9-of-16 (56.3 percent) from long distance on the season…Had 17 assists to eight turnovers in her 105 minutes of play…Played nine important minutes in her collegiate debut against Tulane (11/19/15)…Recorded a career-best five points, including her first points on a 3-point field goal, against LIU-Brooklyn (11/27/15)…Added three points against Sam Houston State (11/28/15)…Nailed a 3-point field goal from the corner against Temple (12/6/15)…Drained a 3-ball from the corner against Mercer (12/15/15)…Delivered five points on 2-of-2 shooting vs. Murray State (12/19/15)…Collected a season-high three rebounds at Clemson (1/14/16)…Drained a 3-ball from the corner in a 96-55 win at Wake Forest (1/28/16)…12 of her 16 field goal attempts on the season came from outside the arc…Earned time on the court in NCAA Tournament games vs. Middle Tennessee (3/19/16) and Baylor (3/26/16).

International Playing Experience:

Competed for the Dandenong Rangers of the South East Australian Basketball League as well as the Women’s National Basketball League…Was part of the Rangers team since playing for the U12 squad, including the SEABL for two seasons and the WNBL for three seasons…Averaged 25 minutes and scored 13.9 points per game in 2013…Pulled down 3.9 boards and dished out 2.5 assists in the same season…Captained the Victorian country state school team that won a national championship, averaging 40 points per game…Scored a single-game record 44 points at the Australian junior country cup…Won a gold medal at the U19 Australian national 3×3 championship as a 16-year old…Has some FIBA experience as well, participating on the U18 Australian National Team at the 2014 FIBA Oceania Championship in Fiji…averaged 9.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists at the championship, highlighted by a 17-point effort including three 3-pointers vs. New Caledonia…Helped the Australians to a title at the Oceania championship with a 98-65 win over New Zealand on Dec. 6, 2014, being part of a group that averaged 115.5 points per game and a 6-0 record.

Personal:

Born on Oct. 16, 1996…Daughter of Kon and Lesley Antoniadou…Undeclared on major… Favorite movie is Love Rosie…claims to know a little bit of Japanese…career ambition is to do something that involves traveling around the world…one of the hardest things she has had to overcome is moving countries…Favorite accessory in her wardrobe is her rings…Once helped raise $2,000 for her local Ronald McDonald House…Enjoys her “mum’s” stir fly and her dad’s chicken parma…Has two older sisters…Her mother was a runner for England and her dad played Aussie Rules football…If she had three wishes she would want to end all war, end all poverty and end all animal cruelty…If she could choose to stay at a certain age forever it would be 22…One of the things she would do if she won $500 million is invest…Says that “Back Home” by Andy Grammar is a song that could describe her life…Two of the world’s biggest issues she is interested in is killer whale captivity and the European refugee crisis…She would love to give back to the World Wildlife Fund for Nature and PETA after growing up an animal lover…Best advice she received was from her mother who told her to “not want to grow up too quick”.

CAREER HIGHS

Points: 5, 2x
Rebounds: 3, at Clemson — 1/14/16
Assists: 3, vs. Sam Houston State – 11/28/15
Steals: 0
Blocks: 0
FG made: 2, Murray State — 12/19/15
FG attempts: 3, vs. Sam Houston State – 11/28/15
3FG made: 1, 7x
3FG attempts: 2, 3x
FT made: 2, at LIU-Brooklyn – 11/27/15
FT attempts: 2, 3x