Davis and Engelman Headed Overseas

LAWRENCE, Kan. –  Former Kansas women’s basketball players Carolyn Davis and Monica Engelman have signed contracts to play professionally overseas for the 2013-14 season.

Davis heads to Bulgaria to play for PFC Neftochimic Burgas, while Engelman will play for ICIM Arad in Romania. Both graduated from KU in 2013 after helping the Jayhawks to back-to-back NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearances.

Engelman started every game during her senior campaign and became the 25th Jayhawk in program history to score over 1,000 points. She scored a season-best 27 points against South Carolina in the Second Round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Engelman averaged 9.9 points per game, which was third best on the team last season.

“I am really excited for Monica to have the opportunity to fulfill a dream of hers to play professionally,” said head coach Bonnie Henrickson. “She had a great senior season, which positioned her to get an offer from a team overseas.”

A Second-Team, All-Big 12 honoree her senior year, Davis led the team in scoring with 16.8 points per game. Davis was second in the conference and eighth nationally with a field goal percentage of 55.4. She became the 11th player in KU history to score over 1,500 career points.

“Carolyn came back from an injury her junior season and was able to get back to playing at a high level,” Henrickson said. “She is really excited about the opportunity. She will work hard overseas and then try for a chance to play in the WNBA.” 

Davis and Engelman join a long list of former KU women’s basketball players who have continued their careers internationally.

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