Penny Peppas

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Penny Peppas
Personal information
Born (1972-07-02) July 2, 1972 (age 47)
NationalityAmerican
Career information
CollegeUniversity of the Ozarks
Playing career1994–1998
PositionPoint guard
Career history
1994–1995Breiðablik
1995–1998Grindavík
Career highlights and awards

Penny Ann Peppas (born July 2, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player. She was the first foreign born professional player in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild kvenna,[1] where she won multiple national championships and scoring titles.

College[edit]

Peppas played for University of the Ozarks from 1990 to 1994 and left as the schools allt time leader in total points (2170).[2]

Iceland[edit]

After graduating in 1994, Peppas signed with Breiðablik in Iceland,[3] becoming the first foreign born professional player in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild kvenna.[1] She was a three time scoring champion in the Úrvalsdeild and led the league in assists in 1997.[4] Peppas won the Icelandic championship twice, in 1995 with Breiðablik[5][6][7][8], while also being named as Playoffs MVP[9], and in 1997 with Grindavík.[10] On October 15, 1996, Peppas had a Quadruple-double against ÍR. For the game she had 52 points, 16 rebounds, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.[11]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kúrekastelpa frá Arkansas". Morgunblaðið. 4 April 1995. Retrieved July 25, 2017. (in Icelandic)
  2. ^ University of the Ozarks Sports Hall of Fame
  3. ^ "Penni Peppas". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 1 October 1994. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  4. ^ Óskar Ó. Jónsson (18 April 2003). "Titlar tölfræðinnar í 1. deild kvenna 1994-2003". KKI.is (in Icelandic). Körfuknattleikssamband Íslands. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Breiðablik meistari í fyrstu tilraun!". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 5 April 1995. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  6. ^ Blöndal, Björn (5 April 1995). "Nýliðarnir fögnuðu meistaratitlinum". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Sigur". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 5 April 1995. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Meistarar á fyrsta ári í 1.deildinni". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 5 April 1995. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Herbert Arnarson nýliði ársins og sá besti". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 13 April 1995. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  10. ^ Sveinsson, Skúli Unnar (2 April 1997). "Ævintýrin gerast enn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  11. ^ Grindavík - ÍR, 1. deild kvenna , 15. október 1996
  12. ^ Blöndal, Björn (30 September 1997). "Keflavík og Grindavík meistarar". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Hall of Fame - Penni Peppas-Burns ('94)". uofoathletics.com. University of the Ozarks. Retrieved 11 August 2017.