May 2, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Former Florida State guard Leonor Rodriguez signed a professional contract with one of the Spanish League's top clubs, Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca, earlier this week.
A Canary Islands, Spain, native, Rodriguez capped her collegiate career with a sensational senior season in 2012-13, leading FSU in scoring at 14.9 points per game, while nabbing All-ACC First Team honors. She scored 20 or more points 10 times and was one of the nation's most improved players, increasing her points per game average by over 10.0 ppg.
"I'm really happy and excited to play professionally in my home country on a great team," Rodriguez said. "I had a great four years at Florida State and it helped me grow as a person and as an athlete. I will always be proud to say I'm a member of the Seminole family."
Rodriguez has been a mainstay on Spanish national teams for years, including at the FIBA 3x3 World Championships in Greece in 2012, the U20 European Championship in 2011 and U20 World Championship in 2010.
Perfumerias is one of the top clubs in Europe and was the Euroleague champion in 2011. Rodriguez will be on the team with former Duke star Krystal Thomas, who is also the sister of Alexa Deluzio, another former Nole, who wrapped up her Seminole career this past spring.
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