Aug. 18, 2015
BOISE, Idaho (8/18/2015) - Boise State's women's basketball head coach Gordy Presnell announced today the addition of Leonie Edringer from Trier, Germany. Edringer, a 6-foot-1 forward, signed a financial aid agreement with the University and will be a freshman when classes begin Monday. Her addition means that four of the five newcomers for the women's basketball team are international players. It also brings the total number of foreign players on the roster to six, the most in program history.
"We are very excited to have Leonie join our team. Being the daughter of a coach she has played a lot of basketball and is a skilled athlete," said Presnell. "She is a well rounded player who is a creative scorer and a capable defender down low, and can rebound and block shots. Her arrival will bolster our presence in the post."
Edringer comes to Boise State after playing for DJK/MJC Trier in the German Bundesliga. The daughter of the head coach, Michael Edringer, has played anywhere from the wing to the center position over the last four years for Trier. She helped the team capture the Bundesliga's Third Division (U19 League) championship in 2014 to earn promotion to the Second Division.
She averaged a double-double during the 2013-14 campaign at 29 points and 13.5 rebounds per game to go with 3.5 blocks. Last year with Trier competing in the second division, Edringer averaged 14.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks.
In 2014 Edringer was named the best scorer, best rebounder and best blocker in the German Third Division. In addition, she was named the MVP at the 2014 Rheinland-Pfalz State championship tournament. The team qualified for the German National Championship four times winning the 2012 U19 and the 2011 U17 titles. In 2010 the team placed third at the U17 Top 4 Germany Tournament.
Edringer has also represented her nation on the international level. The incoming freshman was a member of the German National U16 Team that won the 2011 European B Championship.
Other individual honors include: Trier's Youth Sportswoman of the Year in 2012 ... best scorer, rebounder and blocker at the U17 TOP 4 of Germany Tournament in 2011 ... three-time team captain.