FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas head women’s basketball coach Tom Collen
announced the addition of Ana-Carlota Faussurier for the 2012-13 roster.
Faussurier is a 6-2 power forward from Yecla, Spain. She is a 2012 graduate of IES Joaquin Blume. Faussurier played for the Segle XXI club team in Barcelona, Spain, winning the Copa Catalunya LF2 in her senior season. Her all-junior team played in Spain’s second division against professional players and Faussurier was the only player to start all 27 games.
Faussurier averaged 5.0 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game in her final season with 0.8 assists per game and 0.5 steals per game.
In addition, Faussurier was a member of the Spanish National Team and competed in the 16-under European Championships in Ptolemaida, Greece.
Faussurier will be working toward a degree in nursing at Arkansas. Born July 9, 1994, she is the daughter of Philippe and Esperanza Faussurier and has a younger brother, Jorge.
“We are very excited to add Ana to our 2012 class,” Collen said. “Our staff worked very hard all spring to find a forward post-type player that could contribute to our program right away. Ana has a vast amount of experience internationally and has competed against more experienced players in her professional league. This will help her compete right away in the SEC.”
The Razorback women’s basketball team finished the 2011-12 season with a 24-9 overall record and a 10-6 mark in the SEC, winning a program-best eight consecutive league games. Arkansas returned to the NCAA Tournament reaching the second round marking the third postseason appearance for the Razorbacks under Collen.