The KSU women’s basketball team is represented on the U-20 Italian National Team by a rising sophomore in the FIBA European Championship this summer.
Rising sophomore Carlotta Gianolla’s hopes became reality when she was one of 16 individuals selected to the team that represented Italy at the European Championship that began July 8 in Matosinhos, Portugal.
Gianolla accumulated 18 points, 14 rebounds and two assists in her five appearances for the Italians against teams like Lithuania and Sweden.
Gianolla is not new to this big stage. The power forward played at the FIBA European Championship for the Italian U-17 team in 2014
“Carlotta worked extremely hard to improve her skills on and off the court, she has matured and it is evident in her attitude,” said Carlotta’s head coach, Angus Berenato. “I am so proud of Carlotta because she went into these trials with a fierce sense of competitiveness and was not going to be denied.”
Gianolla received multiple accolades at KSU in her breakout freshman season by being named the ASUN Freshman of the Year, making the ASUN All-Freshman team and ASUN Conference All-Tournament team.
KSU will welcome Gianolla, and the rest of the Owls, back to the brand new court at the Convocation Center on November 5 against Thomas University.