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Louella Tomlinson is a Australian with British passport (Bosman A) 1,93m post player who currently holds the all-time NCAA career blocks record with 667 while playing for Saint Mary´s, where she averaged 16,9 points 11,1 rebounds and 6,3 blocks in the 2009-10 season and 14,1 points 9,5 rebounds and 4,7 blocks in the 2010-11 season.
Louella Tomlinson career begins at Junior Club Melbourne Tigers, from where she joined Australian Institute of Sport (Elite Center for Australian top level youth players), averaging 3,8 points 4,5 rebounds and 2,7 blocks in 16 minutes in the 2005-06 WNBL.
Louella was selected in the State First Team 2003,2004,2006 y 2007 and was a member of the Australian Junior Team from 2003 to 2006, playing the U19 and U21 World Championship in 2005.
Once she finished her AIS career and after recieving offers from Minnesotta, Virginia, Samfor and Miami, Louella decided to accept St Mary´s offer to complete her college education.
In the 2007-08 and as a freshman player, Louella breaks the NCAA Division 1 Blocks record in a single season with 156 and is named in the Best Freshman Team in the WCC after averaging 13 points 6,2 rebounds and 4,9 blocks per game, shining with 25 points 8 rebounds and 4 blocks against Courtney Vandersloot (#3 WNBA Draft 2011) and Vivian Frieson´s (#31 WNBA Draft 2010) Gonzaga.
In the 2008-09 season and as a sophomore, Louella averaged 15,2 points 9,2 rebounds and 5,2 blocks per game, being named First Team WCC and WCC Player of the Year.
Louella Tomlinson averaged 16,9 points 11,1 rebounds and 6,3 blocks in the 2009-10 season, breaking again the NCAA single season block record and being also the ninth best rebounder in the whole NCAA and the first in double doubles (20 times), shining against San Francisco with 35 points (19 free throws made, also breaking the WCC historical record), 12 rebounds, 8 blocks and 4 assists.
In the 2010-11 season, Louella Tomlinson averaged 14,1 points 9,5 rebounds and 4,7 blocks per game, being for the third straight time in the WCC First Team and having a triple double against Pacific (14 points 15 rebounds 14 blocks), apart from breaking the historical scoring record in Saint Mary´s.
Once her college career was over and after not being finally selected in the 2011 WNBA Draft despite appearing in different mock drafts, Louella Tomlinson signed with Dandenong Rangers , currently in third position in the strong WNBL, where she is averaging 3,4 points 3,2 rebounds and 1,7 blocks in 13 minutes per game.
2005-2006: Australian Institute of Sport (WNBL): 3.8ppg, Blocks-1(4.5rpg), 1.3apg, 2.7bpg, 2FGP: 30.9%, 3FGP: 25%, FT: 56.7%
2011-2012: Dandenong Rangers (Australia - WNBL): 3.4 ppg 3.2 rpg 1.7 bpg en 13 min
Australian U19 National Team -05
World Championships U19 -05
World Championships U21 in Tunisia -05
WCC All-Freshman Team -08
WCC Tournament Semifinals -08, 10
All-WCC 1st Team -09, 10, 11
WCC Defensive Player of the Year -09
Australian University National Team -09, 11
World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) -09 (Bronze)
WCC Regular Season Runner-Up -10, 11
All-WCC Defensive Player of the Year -10
WCC Tournament Finalist -11
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