August 9, 2007

Former Bears Women's Basketball Player Begins Professional Playing Career Overseas

Aug. 9, 2007

GREELEY, Colo.- Heather Barbour, a former Northern Colorado women's basketball player, has decided to continue her playing career and has recently signed a contract to play for the Amicale Steinsel club in Luxembourg.

Barbour, a 6-foot forward from Arapahoe High School in Highlands Ranch, led Northern Colorado in scoring last season at 15.6 points and finished second on the team in rebounding at 5.3 a game.

During the latter part of the 2007 season, she became only the 11th player in Bears history to tally over 1,000 points (1,015) with her 20 points against Portland State.

Barbour will be a paid an unannounced monthly salary and will be given a fully-furnished apartment, a car and other benefits by the western European club for her services.

The Amicale Steinsel is a women's professional basketball team in the 10-team Diekirch Basketball League. The league is limited to one American per team and Barbour is her team's chosen representative. The team originates out of Luxembourg, which is western European country bordering Belgium, France and Germany with a population of 50,000 people. Its official languages are French, German and Luxembourgish.