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Laura Quevedo

position

Forward

Height

6-1

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Madrid, Spain

Laura Quevedo - Women's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

2014-15 (As a Freshman): Made her Hurricane debut in the win over Oakland (11/14), posting three points and seven rebounds . . . Scored a career-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including 3-of-6 from three-point range, in her first career start against UNF (11/21), also tying for a game-high six rebounds . . . Led all players and set a career best with nine rebounds against Arizona State (11/25), also scoring six points and blocking a shot for the first time . . . Scored seven points and tied for the team high with seven rebounds in the win against Illinois State (11/28) . . . Had seven points and a game-high seven rebounds against Coppin State (12/13) . . . Posted nine points, tied for the team lead with six rebounds, shot 6-of-6 at the free throw line, and set a career high with three assists in the win over Florida A&M (12/28) . . . Scored 13 points on a career-high four made three-pointers against Boston College (1/4), also grabbing a game-high eight rebounds . . . Set a career high in the win over No. 4 Notre Dame (1/8) with 36 minutes played.

High School: Played as an amateur at the professional level in the Spanish Basketball Federation Women’s League for Rivas Ecópolis . . . Won the league championship with the Rivas Ecópolis first team . . . Won the Madrid League with the junior team . . . Named the Madrid League MVP in 2011 and 2013 . . . Helped lead Spain to a bronze medal at the 2014 U18 European Championship, averaging 10.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game . . . Won a silver medal with Spain at the 2014 U20 European Championship . . . Claimed a gold medal at the 2013 U18 European Championship . . . Finished with a bronze medal at the 2013 U18 3×3 World Championship . . . Helped Spain to a silver medal at the 2012 U17 World Championship . . . Won a gold medal at the 2012 U16 European Championship, scoring 12 points in Spain’s title game win against Italy.

Personal: Full name is Laura Quevedo Cañizares . . . Born April 15, 1996 . . . Parents are Manoli Canizares López  and Miquel Quevedo Lahuerta . . . Has an older sister, Yaiza . . . Intends to major in economics . . . Favorite athlete is tennis star Rafael Nadal . . . Came to UM from Spain because she liked the team, the city and the weather.