20 - Tatjana Sparavalo
Tatjana Sparavalo
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Novi Sad, Serbia
High School: Kostic Gymnasium HS '07
Position: G
Experience: 3L

Head Coach Wendy Schuller on Sparavalo: “Tatjana had a great spring and summer. We are expecting her to really have a break-out season. She had a few games last year where she showed some things that surprised some people in the league. She has the ability to score at will in a lot of situations and we feel she can provide us with an instant offense. We moved her from the three to the four last year, which gave teams some matchup problems because she can obviously put it on the floor and make things happen, but she also shoots the three extremely well.”

2009-10: Was valuable both on and off the court, as she earned Big Sky Conference All-Academic honors for the third-straight year. Saw action in 28 of Eastern’s 31 games during the 2009-10 campaign, averaging 15.5 minutes per game. Had one of the highest free throw percentages on the team (.829), as she converted 34 of her 41 attempts from the charity stripe. Led the team in scoring in four different contests, including a season-high 21 points against Northern Arizona (Feb. 20). Her performance against the Lumberjacks helped the Eagles to a remarkable comeback, as the team was down 14 points with 5:24 remaining in the fourth, but rallied to win the game 71-64. Had a solid run in the middle of the season, when she scored in double-digits in four of six contests from Dec. 19 – Jan. 14. Made 25 treys last season, which was the third most on the team. During the early season, Sparavalo twice tallied a season-high six rebounds, and had a season-high four assists against UC-Irvine (Dec. 19).

2008-09: Sparavalo was selected to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. She had some impressive performances during her sophomore season. She scored 15 in a challenging road game versus UNLV and shot at a high level against Portland on Dec. 15, making 5-of-9 attempts from the floor. In addition, Sparavalo had six of Eastern's points during a game-changing 18-3 run in a victory over Weber State on Jan. 10.

2007-08: Sparavalo attained Big Sky Conference All-Academic team accolades. On the court, she finished the season ranked 24th among Big Sky players in points per game with 9.4. She jump-started her 2007-08 campaign when she nailed 9-of-11 shots in the second half (9-of-12 for the game) versus Pacific on Dec. 21, scoring 23 points in the process (in the half and in the game). That would be the second-highest point total recorded by any Eagle in a game this year. She then set an Eagle season high in points with 24 on 10-of-16 shooting at Idaho State on Feb. 16. In fact, Sparavalo led the team in scoring in seven games and had 14 double-digit point totals in 2007-08, including eight times in a nine-game stretch from Jan. 31-March 6. Sparavalo started six games, all in Big Sky play. Her third-best scoring performance of the season came against the defending league champions Idaho State on Jan. 10, as she had 19 in that contest. Sparavalo also had eight rebounds for the second-straight game versus the Bengals, a career-high total.

High School: Sparavalo played for Basketball Club Vojvodina Novi Sad and averaged 13 points, four rebounds and four assists with the squad. Sparavalo was one of 15 finalists to make the 12-member Serbian Junior National Team that competed in the World Championships in the summer of 2007. She trained with the team all summer that year and has played with the team on several occasions.

Personal: Daughter of Miroslav and Zvezdana Sparavalo. She has one brother, Dusan (18). Sparavalo is majoring in finance with a minor in international business.

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