Georgia Pineau is the latest addition to the Bendigo Spirit family with her signing as a Development Player for the 2020/21 WNBL season.
The Boston College graduate was the first Australian to be signed by the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference school, where she spent a successful four years both on and off the court.
Graduating with a Business Degree majoring in Information Systems and Business Analytics, the 6’1” forward finished her Senior year amassing over 1000 career points, the only international player for the college to achieve this. As the College’s 7th all-time leading rebounder she is also one of only 10 players to achieve 1000 points and 600 rebounds.
Starting out as a Melbourne Tigers junior, Georgia represented as a Victorian State junior for six years, winning 5 gold medals during that time and represented Australia at the U/17 World Championships. The 23 year old is now looking to use those achievements and the experience of Boston College to advance her basketball career back home.
“I am really excited to be part of the Bendigo Spirit this season! I can’t wait to start training with new team mates and new coaching staff,” Georgia said.
Bendigo Spirit Head Coach Tracy York sees the signing as just the beginning for Georgia and having coached her as an Australian junior she is in a good position to know what that will bring.
“We see a future for Georgia with the club and will be looking to develop her to become an integral part of the team moving forward. She is a great person and comes from good basketball pedigree and has already proven she is a winner,” York said.
The younger sister of South East Melbourne Phoenix player Dane, will be looking to impress York just as much as she impressed all those at College. Whilst her last College season was cut short due to Covid-19 Georgia is also looking to the future and is committed to the process.
“I am really looking forward to being given the opportunity to learn and develop this season. I have been lucky enough to have played with and against some of the girls and I have played for Tracy back in the National Junior Team so really excited to get back into Australian basketball with Bendigo,” She said.
Georgia adds nicely to Tracy York’s line up for the upcoming season which is fast drawing upon us.