Jocelyn Floyd Signs Professional Contract With New Basket Oberhausen 92
June 19, 2013
PITTSBURGH - Jocelyn Floyd, who finished her Duquesne career as the school's all-time steals leader with 366, has signed a contract to play professionally with New Basket Oberhausen 92 of the Damen-Basketball-Bundesligen League in Germany.
"We are very proud that Jocelyn has been able to continue the tradition of our best players having the opportunity to play professionally in Europe after graduation," said Duquesne head coach Dan Burt. "Jocelyn has worked very hard over the last couple of years to make herself into a very capable pro. Her ability to score in a variety of ways, along with her defensive capabilities are well-documented. We expect Jocelyn to do very well in the competitive German league."
"Our assistant coach, Rachel Wojdowski worked very hard to help this opportunity happen," added Burt. "We look forward to more of our players having the same opportunity in the future."
Floyd becomes the fourth Duquesne player that was coached by Burt to play overseas. Kristi Little (`09) played one season for Bajai MKK in the Hungarian A League. Diana Voynova ('11) played for Dunav 8806 in the National Bulgarian League and Paws London Capitals in the United Kingdom-EBL2 League before joining Team Northumbria of the United Kingdom-EBL League where she is the current starting center. Alex Gensler ('12) played for ZTE NKK also in the Hungarian A League.
Floyd, who led the NCAA with 149 steals and 4.97 steals per game her senior season, broke her own single-season steals record by 18 steals from her junior season. The 149 steals was the most in the Atlantic 10 Conference since the 1987-88 season. For her efforts, she was voted A-10 Defensive Player of the Year and named to the All-Defensive Team. Floyd was also a nominee for the WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year.