Alda Leif Jónsdóttir

Alda Leif Jónsdóttir (born April 18, 1979) is an Icelandic former basketball player. She has won the Icelandic championship four times and the Dutch championship once.[1] Alda was a seven-time selection for the Úrvalsdeild Domestic All-First Team and was named the Úrvalsdeild Domestic Player of the Year in 2002.[2][3]

Alda Leif Jónsdóttir
Personal information
Born (1979-04-18) April 18, 1979
Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Listed height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Career information
Playing career1994–2018
PositionShooting guard
Number12
Career history
1994-1996Valur
1996-1999ÍS
1999-2000Keflavík
2000-2001Holbæk
2001-2005ÍS
2005-2006Dozy BV Den Helder
2006-2007ÍS
2007-2008Snæfell
2010-2018Snæfell
Career highlights and awards

Career

During the 1999-2000 season, Alda led the Úrvalsdeild in assists, blocks, steals, shooting percent and free throw percent.[4][5] She spent the following season with Holbæk in the Dameligaen, averaging 11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3,5 steals per game.[6]

In 2005, Alda signed with Dozy BV Den Helder of the Dutch Women's Basketball League.[7] She was named to the 2006 Dutch All-Star game[8] and helped Den Helder to the Dutch championship.[1]

Icelandic national team

Between 1996 and 2005, Alda played 52 games for the Icelandic national basketball team.[9]

Team of the 20th century

In 2001 Alda was voted as one of the twelve players on the Icelandic team of the 20th century.[10]

Personal life

Alda is the daughter of Kolbrún Leifsdóttir who was named one of the top 12 Icelandic basketball players of the 20th century.[10][11][12]

Awards, titles and accomplishments

Individual awards

Iceland

Titles

Holland

Iceland

Accomplishments

Holland

  • Dutch All-Star game: 2006

Iceland

References

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