Zimmerman Signs Professionally in Finland


NEW YORK — Recent Columbia graduate Camille Zimmerman '18CC has signed a professional contract to basketball for Kouvottaret in Finland. The club announced her signing on Monday. Kouvottaret is a club team in Naisten Korisliiga, the premiere women's basketball league of Finland. Zimmerman joins Columbia Hall of Famers Judie Lomax '10BC and Megan Griffith '07CC as the three Columbia women's basketball standouts who have gone on to play professionally in Finland. Zimmerman's contract with the club begins in September. A 6-1, guard-forward from Tempe, Arizona, Zimmerman wrapped up her illustrious collegiate career as Columbia's all-time leader in points (1,973), rebounds (940), field goals made (728), field goals attempted (1,707), free throw percentage (.826), games played (113) and games started (112). She owns top-five marks in blocks (100), free throws made (443) and free throws attempted (536), while ranking inside the top-10 in assists (255). Among Ivy League legends, she is fourth in total points and sits top-10 in scoring average (17.5), field goals, attempts and free throws. Zimmerman joined Lomax as the two players in program history to earn multiple All-Ivy League First Team honors in a career. Zimmerman is a three-time All-Ivy selection, earning second-team honors as a sophomore. Zimmerman's career also includes 10 Ivy League Player of the Week selections, tying Lomax for the most in program history. She is the ninth Ivy to earn 10-plus selections in a career. Zimmerman averaged 19.5 points and 10.2 rebounds through the 2017-18 season, including 18.9 points and 11.6 rebounds in Ivy League play, leading the league in all categories for a second consecutive season. She led the Ancient Eight with 565 total points, 295 rebounds, 17 double-doubles, 204 field goals, 142 free throws and 112 offensive rebounds. Her .866 mark at the free throw line and 36.0 minutes per game were second in the league, while her .445 percentage from the field was fifth. Zimmerman also ranked among the Ivy's top-10 in assists (3.3) and blocks (0.8). Nationally, Zimmerman ranked among the top 50 in six categories, including 22nd in double-doubles, 23rd in free throw percentage, 28th in offensive rebounds per game (4.0), 28th in rebounds per game, 37th in points per game and 47th in free throws made.

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