Gunnhildur Gunnarsdóttir

Gunnhildur Gunnarsdóttir (born August 7, 1990) is an Icelandic basketball player who plays for Snæfell in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna and the Icelandic national basketball team.

Gunnhildur Gunnarsdóttir
Gunnhildur with Snæfell during the 2014-15 season.
No. 10 Snæfell
PositionGuard
LeagueÚrvalsdeild kvenna
Personal information
Born (1990-08-07) August 7, 1990
NationalityIcelandic
Listed height176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Career information
Playing career2006–present
PositionGuard
Number10
Career history
2006–2010Snæfell
2010–2014Haukar
2014–presentSnæfell
Career highlights and awards

Career

Gunnhildur played with Haukar from 2010[1] to 2014 and helped the club to the Úrvalsdeild finals twice, in 2012 when it lost to Njarðvík and in 2014 when it lost to her hometown team of Snæfell.[2][3]

She helped Snæfell to the 2015 Úrvalsdeild finals, her third finals trip in four years.[4] After the season she was named as the Úrvalsdeild Defensive Player of the Year and to the Úrvalsdeild Domestic All-First Team.[5]

Gunnhildur helped Snæfell win the Icelandic Supercup on October 11, 2015.[6] On November 25, she injured her shoulder in a national game against Slovakia and missed eight weeks.[7]

In May 2016, she signed a contract extension with Snæfell for the 2016-2017 season.[8] In December 2016, Gunnhildur was named the Icelandic Women's Basketball Player of the Year, ending Helena Sverrisdóttir's eleven-year reign.[9][10][11]

After the 2017 finals, Gunnhildur revealed that she was pregnant and as a result would miss most of the coming season.[12]

Gunnhildur averaged 11.6 points and 5.5 rebounds during 2018–19 season and was named to the Úrvalsdeild Domestic All-First Team for the third time.[13]

Icelandic national team

Gunnhildur was first selected to the Icelandic national basketball team in 2012 and as of 2017 she has played 27 games for the team.[14][15]

Personal life

Gunnhildur's sister is basketball player Berglind Gunnarsdóttir, who plays for Snæfell and the Icelandic national team.[16]

Awards, titles and accomplishments

Individual awards

Titles

Accomplishments

  • Icelandic All-Star game (2): 2010, 2011

References

  1. "Gunnhildur í Hauka". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 14 April 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  2. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (29 March 2014). "Gunnhildur ein á móti restinni af fjölskyldunni". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  3. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (30 April 2015). "Við erum bara ein stór hamingjusöm fjölskylda í Hólminum". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  4. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (22 April 2015). "Þriðju lokaúrslit Gunnhildar á fjórum árum". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  5. Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (8 May 2015). "Gunnhildur: Alltaf best að spila heima". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  6. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (11 October 2015). "Gunnhildur aftur með og Snæfell burstaði Grindavík". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  7. "Gunnhildur frá í 8 vikur". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 3 December 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  8. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (12 May 2016). "Fyrirliði Íslandsmeistaranna framlengir". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  9. Tómas Þór Þórðarson (13 December 2016). "Ellefu ára valdatíð Helenu lokið: Gunnhildur og Martin körfuboltafólk ársins". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  10. Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (14 December 2016). "Ekki hægt að fá mikið betri viðurkenningu". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  11. "Gunnhildur og Martin best". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 13 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  12. Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (27 April 2017). "Gunnhildur barnshafandi". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  13. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (11 May 2019). "Helena og Kristófer valin best annað tímabilið í röð". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  14. "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  15. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (19 February 2016). "Gunnhildur nálgast Sigrúnu en það er langt í met Guðbjargar". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  16. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (19 November 2015). "Fjórar systur á leið með landsliðinu til Ungverjalands". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 9 December 2017.
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