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Armstead to play pro ball in Romania for Phoenix Galati
Jul 31, 2014 | 111 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Northwestern State forward Trudy Armstead led the Lady Demons to the NCAA Tournament and averaged 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest. Photo by Gary Hardamon/NSU Photographic Services.
Northwestern State forward Trudy Armstead led the Lady Demons to the NCAA Tournament and averaged 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest. Photo by Gary Hardamon/NSU Photographic Services.
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Trudy Armstead, the 2014 Southland Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player, signed a contract with the Phoenix Galati in Romania for the upcoming season announced Flash Agency on Monday.

“I am extremely proud and excited for Trudy's opportunity to play the game she loves professionally,” said co-head coach Brooke Stoehr. “Trudy has shown tremendous growth on and off the court the last two years.”

Armstead, who is listed as a forward/post player, was a part of the 2014 league tournament championship team and NSU’s first NCAA appearance since 2004 before graduating from Northwestern State in May.

“We met with Trudy early in our first year about what she wanted for her future. She expressed her desire to complete her degree and have the opportunity to continue playing professionally,” said Stoehr. “I am thrilled she has accomplished both of those goals.”

She led the team with 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

Her scoring average ranked 10th and her rebounding average ranked 14th in the Southland Conference.

Armstead finished her career ranked eighth on NSU’s all-time scoring list (1,505) and fifth on the rebounds list (787).

She led the team with 27 double-figure scoring games in 2013-14, and four double-figure rebounding games.

She increased her scoring average every season she lettered at Northwestern State, and her finished her career with a 12.3 points scoring average and added on 6.5 boards a contest.

“The Flash Agency and Thomas Prodromou are a good fit for Trudy and I appreciate their efforts in her professional endeavors,” said Stoehr. “We wish Trudy all the best and feel like her time at Northwestern State has prepared her for this moment.”

According to Flash Agency, the Galati is a “rising force of Romanian basketball and ranked ninth in their first season in Liga Nationala.”

Armstead helped turn the Lady Demons from a six-win team in 2011-12 into a 21-win team last season.

It was the first winning season since 2008-09 and a positive conference record since 2010-11.
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