Former Colonels center Jovana Mandic signs professional contract in Spain

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THIBODAUX, La. – Former Nicholls State University women’s basketball center Jovana Mandic has signed a contract to play professionally in Spain for Batalyaws.

A native of Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mandic spent the last two seasons with Colonels after transferring from UNC-Wilmington. She played in 52 games at Nicholls, scoring 107 points to go along with 91 rebounds and 18 blocks. Her career best scoring effort came against Prairie View A&M this season where she scored 13 points.

A 6-foot-4 center, Mandic was part of the team’s most successful campaign in conference play as the Colonels posted a 13-5 record in 2014-15, earning the program’s highest ever postseason seed at No. 3. Nicholls made the Southland Conference Tournament in both of her seasons, pushing the program’s streak to a team-record five consecutive appearances.

The Batalyaws club is located in the city of Badajoz, which is close to the Portuguese border. The club competes in the Spanish League called Liga Feminina 2 (LB2) in Group B, consisting of a total of 28 teams in the league and 14 in each group. Other teams in the group are located in Madrid, Valencia, Aragon, Barcelona and the Canary Islands. To follow the Batalywas team, please click here.

For the latest news of the Colonel women’s basketball team, follow the squad on Twitter @Nicholls_WBB.

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Jamie Bustos

Jamie Bustos

Director of Media Relations, Nicholls Athletics

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