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2001-2002 Women's Basketball Roster

Paula Penttila

Class: JR
Position: Guard
Height: 5-9
Weight: 0 pounds
Previous School: Salpausselka
Hometown: Lahti, Finland

2000-01 (Sophomore)

Averaged team-high 33.3 minutes per game as sophomore ... Played in every game, missing just one start all season, versus Western Kentucky (2/24) ... Posted 8.3 ppg with 2.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists ... Ranked eighth in Sun Belt in assists and 13th in 3-pt. FG made ... Also finished sixth in league in assist-turnover ratio ... Tied for eighth in 3-pt FG made in conference games only with 1.62 per contest ... Led squad in assists eight times during campaign ... Shot .441 on 3-pt FG in conference play ... Played 30 minutes or more in 26 contests, including career-high 39 minutes against Belmont (11/21) and at Ole Miss (12/6) ... Scored double figures in nine games, including three of first four of season ... Made career-high six steals in season-opening victory over Tennessee State (11/17) ... Went 7-for-12 from foul line at UAB (11/28) ... Handed out six assists versus Tennessee Tech (12/10) ... Scored team-high 18 points and had career-high six rebounds versus UNC-Greensboro (12/21) at UCF Classic in Orlando, Fla. ... Made career-high six three's versus UNCG ... Dished out five assists versus Houston (12/30) ... Had game-high 14 points against South Alabama (1/13) and 17 points versus Arkansas-Little Rock (1/20) ... Had career-high eight assists versus New Orleans (1/27) ... Scored career-high 20 points versus Florida International (2/3) on 7-of-9 shooting, including 5-of-7 on 3-pointers ... Named to Sun Belt Commissioner's Honor Roll.

1999-00 (Freshman)

Played in all 29 games with six starts ... Averaged 5.2 ppg, 1.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game ... Saw action at shooting guard while Erica Lufkin was injured ... Led squad in assists four games ... Scored season-high 14 points against Austin Peay (2/17), one of three double figure games for season ... Also scored in double figures with 10 against Auburn (11/23) and Texas Southern (12/12) ... Had 10 contests with four or more assists ... Six starts came consecutively in middle of season from 12/16-1/15, averaging 6.3 ppg and 3.0 apg during stretch ... Finished second on squad in bench points with 114.

High School

Attended Salpausselka HS ... Played for Sinfonia Basketball Club, averaging 13.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game ... Member of Finnish Junior National Team ... Toured with National Team, playing against NCAA Division I schools ... Named Rookie of the Year in Finnish League in 1998 ... Named MVP in Southeastern of Finland in 1998 and MVP in division one (second highest league of women's basketball in Finland) in 1996.


Paula Maria Penttila ... Daughter of Olli and Raija Penttila ... Born June 14, 1979 ... Majoring in Biology.

2001-2002 Game-by-Game Stats
2002-2003 Game-by-Game Stats