20 Tatjana Sparavalo
20 Tatjana Sparavalo
Height: 6-0
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Novi Sad, Serbia
High School: Kostic Gymnasium HS '07
Position: G
Experience: 3L

Head Coach Wendy Schuller: "Tatjana Sparavalo has a ton of ability and can do all kinds of things, but she sometimes tries to make too much happen. She handles it well, passes it well and can really score - we just need her to have a better understanding of shot selection and just stay within herself. I could see her helping us a lot by swinging to the four for us this year and taking advantage of her range and passing ability."

2008-09: Sparavalo was selected to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. She had some impressive performances during her sophomore season. She scored 15 in a challenging road game versus UNLV and shot at a high level against Portland on Dec. 15, making 5-of-9 attempts from the floor. In addition, Sparavalo had six of Eastern's points during a game-changing 18-3 run in a victory over Weber State on Jan. 10.

2007-08: Sparavalo attained Big Sky Conference All-Academic team accolades. On the court, she finished the season ranked 24th among Big Sky players in points per game with 9.4. She jump-started her 2007-08 campaign when she nailed 9-of-11 shots in the second half (9-of-12 for the game) versus Pacific on Dec. 21, scoring 23 points in the process (in the half and in the game). That would be the second-highest point total recorded by any Eagle in a game this year. She then set an Eagle season high in points with 24 on 10-of-16 shooting at Idaho State on Feb. 16. In fact, Sparavalo led the team in scoring in seven games and had 14 double-digit point totals in 2007-08, including eight times in a nine-game stretch from Jan. 31-March 6. Sparavalo started six games, all in Big Sky play. Her third-best scoring performance of the season came against the defending league champions Idaho State on Jan. 10, as she had 19 in that contest. Sparavalo also had eight rebounds for the second-straight game versus the Bengals, a career-high total.

High School: Sparavalo played for Basketball Club Vojvodina Novi Sad and averaged 13 points, four rebounds and four assists with the squad. Sparavalo was one of 15 finalists to make the 12-member Serbian Junior National Team that competed in the World Championships in the summer of 2007. She trained with the team all summer that year and has played with the team on several occasions.

Personal: Born 7/13/88 in Novi Sad, Serbia. She is the daughter of Miroslav and Zvezdana Sparavalo. She has one brother, Dusan, 18. Sparavalo is majoring in finance with a minor in international business.


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