UNH's Orsi Farkas Earns WNBA tryout with the Detroit Shock

DURHAM, N.H. -- Orsi Farkas (Budapest, Hungary), a senior center at the University of New Hampshire, competed for a roster spot in the WNBA at the Detroit Shock Free Agent Camp from April 28-29. She was one of just 30 players invited to the camp and was evaluated as one of the top three prospects. The Shock invited just the top player back to its preseason camp, however.

Every WNBA team held its Free Agent Camp the same weekend. Farkas still has limited other avenues of opportunity to join a WNBA team before the 2000 season begins in late June.

Farkas' alternate plan to a WNBA career is to utilize her prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship to study towards a master's degree in public policy at Princeton University. Earlier this year, Farkas was named to the GTE Academic All-America Second Team and to the GTE Academic Regional All-America Team. Other academic accomplishments in her Wildcat career includes being named America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1999 and to the conference Academic Honor Roll all three years.

Farkas, who has a 3.93 GPA as a business administration major, led UNH in both scoring (14.9 ppg) and rebounding (7.8 rpg) for the third consecutive year - the only other Wildcat to accomplish that feat was Kris Kinney. Farkas also led New Hampshire in both field goals made (166) and attempted (319) and both free throws made (85) and attempted (135). She finished her final season second on the team in assists (68) and minutes (32.5 mpg) as well as third in steals (41).

Farkas attained a number of career milestones this season, including her 500th rebound, 500th field goal and 200th assist. Her season highlights also included a 30-point, 16-rebound performance against Vermont (Jan. 8) and a 35-point, 10-rebound effort against Delaware (Jan. 27). She also joined two exclusive clubs this season - the 1,000 point, 500 rebound club and the 500 point, 200 assist, 100 steal club.

Farkas, a two-time America East First Team selection, leaves New Hampshire among the leaders in numerous career statistics. She ranks fourth in scoring (1,434 points), sixth in rebounds (635), eighth in steals (155) and fifth in blocks (45) - hers is the only Wildcat name to be found in the Top 10 in all four of those categories. Farkas is also 12th in assists (203).



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