Gabriela Mărginean

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Gabriela Mărginean
No. 44 – C.B. Perfumerías Avenida
Position Forward
League Liga Femenina España
Personal information
Born (1987-02-12) February 12, 1987 (age 30)
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Nationality Romanian
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Career information
College Drexel (2006–2010)
WNBA draft 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Lynx
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010 Minnesota Lynx
2010–2011 Panathinaikos Athens
2011–2012 Arras Pays d'Artois
2012–2013 CSM Târgovişte
2013–2014 Istanbul Universitesi BGD S.K.
2014-2015 Agu Spor Kulubu
2015-present C. B. Avenida

Gabriela Mărginean (born 12 February 1987 in Cluj-Napoca) is a Romanian professional women's basketball who plays for the Spanish club CB Avenida in the Women's EuroLeague.

College career[edit]

Mărginean was a two-sport athlete at Drexel University and led the NCAA in made free throws in her sophomore season. Her 2,581 career points while at Drexel makes her Philadelphia's highest scoring women's basketball player. This point total also med her the highest scoring athlete in the history of the CAA until 2013, when she surpassed by Elena Della Donne.[1][2]

While playing for the Drexel Dragons women's basketball team Mărginean played in 125 games and averaged 20.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Marginean led Drexel to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2009.[3]

Statistic[edit]

Season GP FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Reb Avg A Blk Stl Pts Avg
2010 31 255-530 .481 39-98 .398 178-200 .890 7.7 60 5 60 23.5
2009 33 252-529 .476 22-63 .349 243-271 .897 7.3 29 2 52 23.3
2008 30 213-428 .498 26-75 .347 118-129 .915 7.1 50 3 53 19.0
2007 31 184-434 .424 2-13 .154 145-169 .858 8.2 33 4 38 16.6
Totals 125 904-1921 .471 89-249 .357 FT-FTA Pct Reb Avg A Blk Stl 20.6

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2010 All-CAA First Team[4]
  • 2009 PSWA Outstanding Amateur Athlete
  • 2009 CAA Player of the Year[4]
  • 2009 All-CAA First Team[5]
  • 2009 Dean Ehlers Leadership Award[5]
  • 2009 CAA Tournament MVP[6]
  • 2009 University of Colorado Coors Classic All-Tournament Team[7]
  • 2009 CAA Preseason Player of the Year[4]
  • 2008 All-CAA First Team[5]
  • 2007 All-CAA Third Team[5]
  • 2007 CAA Rookie of the Year[8]

Professional career[edit]

WNBA[edit]

Mărginean was drafted to the Minnesota Lynx, the 26th pick of the 2010 WNBA Draft. In May the Lynx activated Rebekkah Brunson and Mărginean was waived from the roster.[9][10] She is the second Romanian who has played in the WNBA after Florina Pașcalău who was the player of Seattle Storm in 2008.

Europe[edit]

Later she played for Panathinaikos Athens. Her stats read 17.3 points, 7.6 boards, 2.2 steals and 1.5 assists per game. Eurobasket.com named her All-Greek League Bosman Player of the Year.[11]

Gabriela Mărginean joined Arras Pays d'Artois in the summer of 2010. She appeared 26 times in Ligue Féminine de Basketball averaging 12.3 points and 3.6 rebounds. She managed to win in the 2012 French Cup handing a 58-64 loss to Bourges to take the trophy. Mărginean was one of the best Arras players in the final. She scored 11 points and pulled down 6 rebounds for 35 minutes on the court. Thanks to this victory Arras also booked a spot for the EuroLeague Women 2012–13 season. In EuroCup, Marginean added 16.9 ppg and 4.8 rpg for 10 games.[12]

On July 7, 2012, it was reported that the Romanian champions CSM Târgovişte have signed Gabriela Mărginean.[13]

International career[edit]

Mărginean is currently the best player on Romania women's national basketball team as she averaged 19.6 points per game in eight games in EuroBasket Women 2013 qualifiers.[13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ambler and Marginean Named Semanik Award Winners at the Best of the Blue and Gold Banquet". Drexel Dragons. May 20, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  2. ^ Mazzeo, Mike (April 9, 2010). "Drexel's Marginean drafted by WNBA's Minnesota Lynx". Philadelphia Daily News. Archived from the original on April 11, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  3. ^ Williams, Jeffrey (May 20, 2010). "Overcoming the Odds, Marginean Makes the Team". Sports Page Magazine. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  4. ^ a b c "Gabriela Marginean Earns Preseason CAA Basketball Honors". Drexel Daily Digest. October 22, 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Marginean Earns First Team All-CAA Selection, Dean Ehlers Award at CAA Banquet". Drexel Dragons. March 10, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  6. ^ "No. 7 Baylor wins Big 12, beats No. 9 Texas A&M 72-63". USA Today. March 16, 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  7. ^ "#44 Gabriela Marginean". Drexel Dragons. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  8. ^ Greenberg, Mel (March 9, 2007). "Marginean powers Drexel to a CAA win". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  9. ^ "Lynx reinstate Brunson, waive Marginean". The Kansas City Star. May 24, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-10. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Sports in Brief: Fla. court rules against NCAA". The Philadelphia Inquirer. May 25, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  11. ^ "CSM Targoviste add Gabriela Marginean and Florina Pascalau -". EuroBasket. July 7, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  12. ^ "Gabriela Marginean wins French Cup with Arras". eurobasket.com. May 21, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  13. ^ a b "Sports in Brief: Fla. court rules against NCAA". lovewomensbasketball.com. July 7, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 

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