Women's Basketball
    Nadia Parker Signs With USC Women's Basketball Team
    Nadia Parker signed with the USC women's basketball team.
    Nadia Parker signed with the USC women's basketball team.

    April 14, 2005

    Nadia Parker, a 6-4 center from Bethel High in Spanaway, Wash., has signed a letter of intent with the USC women's basketball team.

    As a senior in 2005, Parker averaged 15 points, 13 rebounds, 4 blocks and 3 steals a game while shooting 61% from the field. She was MVP of the South Puget Sound League and also made the Tacoma News Tribune All-State and the All-West Central District first teams, along with the WCD All-Tournament team. She participated in the Oregon vs. Washington All-State and the SPSL All-Star games.

    She was born and raised in Japan, and lived in Germany for her first three years of high school, where she was a 3-time All-Europe and All-Conference player.

    "We are very excited about Nadia joining our Trojan Basketball family," said USC women's basketball head coach Mark Trakh. "She's a great fit with our university and our women's basketball program. With Nadia's athletic talent, we expect her to compete for immediate playing time."

    The Women of Troy are coming off a 2005 season in which they went 20-11, finished second in the Pac-10, advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament (losing in the final seconds to eventual NCAA runner-up Michigan State) and ended up ranked 22nd nationally. Eleven players return from that team.