July 13, 2021 - by
CONDE AND RODRIGUEZ NAMED TO SPANISH OLYMPIC TEAM

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (Seminoles.com) – Two Florida State Women’s Basketball Alumnae in Maria Conde (Madrid, Spain) and Leonor Rodriguez (Canary Islands) have been selected to the Spanish Olympic Team, announced earlier by the Spanish Basketball Federation (Federación Española de Baloncesto).

The upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will mark Rodriguez’s second appearance in the Summer Games, as she helped her home country to its highest finish ever with a silver medal in 2016 in Rio. Conde will make her Olympic debut in Tokyo.

Conde becomes the third Seminole to earn a roster spot in the Summer Olympics, as FSU legend Leticia Romero (2014-17) joined Rodriguez on Spain’s historic team in 2016. Multiple Seminoles will be representing Spain for the second consecutive Olympics.

CONDE AND RODRIGUEZ NAMED TO SPANISH OLYMPIC TEAM

Conde becomes the third Seminole to earn a roster spot in the Summer Olympics, as FSU legend Leticia Romero (2014-17) joined Rodriguez on Spain’s historic team in 2016. Multiple Seminoles will be representing Spain for the second consecutive Olympics.

Conde, who played at FSU from 2015-17, is coming off a strong performance at the 2021 EuroBasket. She averaged 7.0 points, shot 50 percent from the floor (15-of-30) and also went 42.9 percent (6-of-14) from beyond the arc as Spain reached the quarterfinals. She broke through vs. Montenegro in the qualifying phase when she dropped 19 points and went 7-of-7 from the floor.

Rodriguez averaged 6.2 points in 13.9 minutes in the EuroBasket, headlined by a 15-point performance vs. Russia to end the tournament. After enjoying an All-ACC season as a senior for the Seminoles in 2013, Rodriguez has carved out a nice professional career that includes six seasons in the Euroleague.

The two former Seminoles get started on Sunday, July 25, as Spain faces South Korea in Group A play at 9 p.m. EST. Spain then battles 2021 EuroBasket champion Serbia on Thursday, July 29, at 4:20am ET. It finishes group play facing Canada on Saturday, July 31, at 9 p.m. ET.

The actual time in Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern Standard Time.

Spain is part of Group A along with Serbia, Canada and Korea. Group B includes Nigeria, Japan, France and the United States, and Group C has Australia, Puerto Rico, China and Belgium. The teams placed first and second in each group and the two best third placed teams will qualify for the quarterfinals.

The Olympic Games for women’s basketball concludes with the gold medal game that will be replayed on the USA Network on Sunday, Aug. 8, at 9 a.m. ET. The gold medal game will be played live on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 10:30 p.m. ET.

SPAIN OLYMPIC TEAM SCHEDULE (GROUP STAGE ONLY):
• vs. South Korea (July 25 @ 9PM ET)
• vs. Serbia (July 29 @ 4:20AM ET)
• vs. Canada (July 31 @ 9PM ET)

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