Christinaki to Compete in FIBA Qualifier

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Junior guard Eleanna Christinaki of the Maryland women’s basketball team will travel to Europe this week to compete with the Greek National Team in two qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA EuroBasket Championship.

Christinaki and the Greek National Team will take on Portugal Saturday in Almada, Portugal and Great Britain on Nov. 15 in Kozani, Greece. For more on the qualifiers, click here.

She competed with the Greek Senior National Team in the FIBA EuroBasket Championships this past summer in Prague and helped the team to its best finish ever in the bronze medal game.

Christinaki will be eligible to play for the Terrapins Dec. 20 vs. Coppin State, after sitting out a year due to NCAA transfer rules.

Christinaki came to Maryland last January after playing her first season and a half at Florida.  During her nine appearances with the Gators in 2016-17, averaged 17.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers made per game, as they earned a Top-25 ranking. She led the team in scoring and was second in assists and notched her career-high 29 points at Chattanooga in November. She was named to the All-SEC Preseason Second Team.

As a freshman in 2015-16, Christinaki was named to the All-SEC Freshman Team as she averaged 10.4 points and led the team with 3.4 assists per game. She helped lead the Gators to an NCAA Tournament bid.

Head coach Brenda Frese and the Terrapins begin the season ranked No. 13 in the USA Today Sports Preseason Coaches poll and No. 15 in the Associated Press poll.

Maryland will officially open its 2017-18 season on Friday, Nov. 10 vs. NCAA Tournament team Albany. The Terrapins and the Great Danes will tip off at 7 p.m. at the XFINITY Center. Later that weekend, Maryland will welcome 2017 NCAA Champion South Carolina to College Park on Monday, Nov. 13. 

For tickets, visit the Terrapin Ticket Office online here or call 1-800-IM-A-TERP.