Auður Íris Ólafsdóttir

Auður Íris Ólafsdóttir (born 29 August 1992)[1] is an Icelandic basketball player, who last played for Úrvalsdeild kvenna club Haukar, and a former member of the Icelandic national basketball team. In 2019, she was named Úrvalsdeild Defensive Player of the Year.[2]

Auður Íris Ólafsdóttir
Auður Íris in January 2015.
Personal information
Born (1992-08-29) 29 August 1992
Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Listed height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Listed weight66 kg (146 lb)
Career information
Playing career2009–present
PositionGuard
Career history
2009–2016Haukar
2016Skallagrímur
2017–2018Breiðablik
2018–2019Stjarnan
2019Haukar
Career highlights and awards

Career

Auður Íris started her senior career with Haukar in 2009 and helped the team to the Úrvalsdeild finals in 2011, 2014 and 2016. After Haukar lost in the Úrvalsdeild finals in 2016, Auður signed with Skallagrímur. She left Skallagrímur in December[3] In January 2017, she signed with 1. deild kvenna club Breiðablik[4] where she helped the club achieve promotion to the Úrvalsdeild.[5] In 2018, she signed with Stjarnan[2] and in 2019 she was named the Úrvalsdeild Defensive Player of the Year.[6] After the season she signed back with her hometown team of Haukar.[2] In November 2019, it was reported that she had left the team after playing four games.[7]

Icelandic national team

Auður Íris debuted for the Icelandic national basketball team in 2015.[8][9]

Personal life

Auður Íris is the daughter of Ólafur Rafnsson, the former president of FIBA Europe.[8] Her sister, Sigrún Björg Ólafsdóttir, plays basketball for Haukar and the Icelandic national team.[10]

Trophies and awards

Trophies

Awards

References

  1. "Fagnar afmælinu með nýjum vinum". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 29 August 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  2. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (5 June 2019). "Spennt að fá spila með litlu systur í sal pabba síns: „Léttir fyrir mömmu"". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  3. "Auður Íris hætt í bili". Skessuhorn (in Icelandic). 21 December 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  4. Ólafur Þór Jónsson (7 January 2017). "Auður Íris til Breiðabliks". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  5. "Breiðablik upp í úrvalsdeild". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 31 March 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  6. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (11 May 2019). "Helena og Kristófer valin best annað tímabilið í röð". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  7. "The Uncoachables: It's been a long day". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). 20 November 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  8. Eiríkur Stefán Ásgeirsson (1 June 2015). "Auður Íris inn fyrir Ingunni". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  9. "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  10. Anton Ingi Leifsson (5 July 2019). "Vilja vinna Íslandsmeistaratitilinn í húsi nefndu eftir föður þeirra". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 5 July 2019.
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