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Zaragoza finds landing spot at Embry-Riddle

T-R FILE PHOTO - Former Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball player Eva Zaragoza (35) scores two of her career-high 27 points around Southwestern defender Deja Brown (23) during their game on March 6 in Marshalltown.

Marshalltown Community College graduate Eva Zaragoza has signed to continue her basketball career at Embry-Riddle Aeronautics University in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Zaragoza was a first-team all-Region XI performer for the MCC women’s basketball program this past season, averaging 12.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. She ranked 13th and 14th, respectively, in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference in those statistical categories.

Embry-Riddle is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Sunshine State Conference. The Eagles finished 9-18 overall last winter with a 7-13 conference record.

Zaragoza is a 6-foot-1 post player who came to Marshalltown from Instituto Veritas in Madrid, Spain. She was a psychology major who intends to major in human factors psychology at Embry-Riddle.

“We are really excited for Eva,” said Cody Freland, MCC’s newly promoted head coach. “She really took a jump from her first to second year and was a true leader on the team this year.”

Zaragoza averaged 9.3 points per game during her Tiger career, shooting 40 percent from the field and 29.7 percent from 3-point range. She was a four-time, first-team all-academic honoree in the ICCAC who started in 42 of 47 games during her career.

Zaragoza’s sister, Sara, played four seasons at the University of Portland, an NCAA Division I program, and is currently a member of Club Baloncesto Pozuelo, a professional women’s basketball team in Spain.

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