Stockton, Calif. - After completing her senior year at Pacific, women's basketball forward Kendall Rodriguez signed to play professionally in Germany with GiroLive Panthers.
GioLive Panthers, in Osnabrueck, compete in D1 Bundesliga (DBBL), the top league in Germany, and finished fourth out of 12 teams last season. Rodriguez will fill one of three roster slots America players are eligible to fill.
"I am so grateful for this opportunity and I could not have done it without the support from my family, teammates, our athletic trainers, and coaching staff," Rodriguez said. "Pacific provided me with some of the best memories of my athletic career and I'm thrilled to be able to keep playing the sport I love. I look forward to exploring all of the history and rich culture Germany has to offer during my time over there."
Rodriguez, a 2013 First Team All-Big West selection, became the first Tiger in 23 years to amass over 1,200 career points (1,315) and 700 career rebounds (743). She's one of just five players in school history to do so. She finished her career tied for fifth in Pacific history in scoring, sixth in rebounding, fifth in three-pointers made, 10th in three-point percentage, seventh in free throw shooting, 11th in steals and 17th in assists.
A three-year team captain, the Tigers improved their win total each year Rodriguez played, including a school-record 27 in her senior season. She guided the Tigers to the 2012-13 Big West regular season title, two post-season appearances (the WNIT in 2012 and 2013) and three post-season victories as Pacific advanced to the third round of the WNIT this past season.
The native of La Habra, California, turned in 14 career double-doubles and scored in double-figures in 67 of 127 games, with seven 20-point games.
GiroLive Panthers open the 2013-14 season on September 29, on the road at Chemcats Chemnitz for the first of 22 DBBL games.