April 19, 2007
Two players have signed letters of intent to attend Eastern Washington University and play for the women's basketball team, head coach Wendy Schuller announced. Amy Bratvold, a 6-1 forward from the College of Southern Idaho, and Tatjana Sparavalo, a 6-0 guard from Kostic Gymnasium High School in Novi Sad, Serbia, will compete for the Eagles in 2007-08.
Bratvold graduated from Twin Falls High School before playing at CSI, also located in Twin Falls. At the junior college, she was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region 18 team while averaging 10 points and six rebounds per contest her sophomore season with the Golden Eagles.
"Amy will be a great addition to our team," head coach Wendy Schuller said. "She is a long, athletic player who will fit in well with what we want to do defensively, and she will help us immediately on the offensive end with her ability to shoot the three. However, I am most excited about the type of person she is. She brings a tremendous work ethic and desire to win and will be a great team member."
Sparavalo played most recently for Basketball Club Voivodina Novi Sud and averaged 13 points, four rebounds and four assists with the squad. She is expected to compete this summer for the Serbian Junior National Team at the World Junior Championships in Slovakia.
"Tatjana is going to be an extremely fun player to coach," Schuller said. "She has great size to go along with her ability to handle the ball. She is a lefty with a feel for the game and will make those around her better. I think she will acclimate quickly to American basketball and be a successful player for us much in the way our last foreign student-athlete, Julie Page, was."