|Born||April 30, 1983|
Homel, Belorussian SSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||194 lb (88 kg)|
|WNBA draft||2006 / Undrafted|
|2013–2014||Good Angels Košice|
|2015–2016||Xinjiang Tishan Deers|
Alena Leuchanka (Belarusian: Алена Сцяпанаўна Леўчанка; born April 30, 1983) is a Belarusian professional women's basketball player who was most recently a member of the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA in the United States and UMMC Ekaterinburg in the Russian Superleague.
Prior to joining the Dream for their inaugural 2008 season, Leuchanka was a member of the Charlotte Sting in 2006 and Washington Mystics in 2007. She began her college career at Seminole Junior College. She also attended West Virginia University after transferring from Wabash Valley Junior College.
On September 30, 2020 Leuchanka was arrested at the Minsk National Airport. She was sentenced to 15 days of arrest for her participation in the 2020 Belarusian protests against the rule of president Alexander Lukashenko. She was re-arrested immediately after her release on the 15th of October, for unclear reasons.
West Virginia statistics
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A member of the Belarus women's national basketball team, Leuchanka competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics for her country after leading the squad at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in June 2008. She also competed at EuroBasket Women 2007 and EuroBasket Women 2009 for Belarus.
- Player Biography WNBA.com
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- "Belarusian basketball champion arrested". PledgeTimes. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
- "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
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