SWEDEN- Former Coker College stand-out women’s basketball player, Henna Koponen, has signed a contract to play professional basketball in Sweden.

“I am very excited to be playing here,” said Koponen, a 2010 graduate. “I went up for a tryout and they liked my style of play and asked me to sign a contract. It all happened so fast, I can’t even believe I’m a professional basketball player.”

Koponen will suit up for the Umeå Comets, a top level women’s team in Sweden.

While at Coker, Koponen was a three-time All-Conference selection averaging 14 points and 5.6 rebounds per game during her career. She is also Coker’s All-Time leading scorer, netting 1,494 points in her career.