Sigrún Sjöfn Ámundadóttir

Sigrún Sjöfn Ámundadóttir (born November 23, 1988) is an Icelandic basketball player who plays for Skallagrímur in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna and the Icelandic national basketball team. She has won the Icelandic championship two times, in 2006 and 2007, and the Icelandic Basketball Cup three-times.[1]

Sigrún Sjöfn Ámundadóttir
No. 9 Skallagrímur
PositionForward
LeagueÚrvalsdeild kvenna
Personal information
Born (1988-11-29) November 29, 1988
NationalityIcelandic
Listed height181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Career information
Playing career2004–present
PositionForward
Number9, 12, 15
Career history
2004–2007Haukar
2007–2009KR
2009–2010Hamar
2010–2011Olympique Sannois
2011–2014KR
2014–2015Norrköping Dolphins
2015Skallagrímur
2015–2016Grindavík
2016–presentSkallagrímur
Career highlights and awards

Playing career

After coming up through the junior ranks of Skallagrímur,[2] Sigrún started her senior career with Haukar in 2004, and helped the club to two national championships in 2006 and 2007.[1] She joined KR prior the 2007-2008 season. She averaged 11.3 points and 11.3 rebounds for the season,[3] helping KR to the second best record in the league.[4] During the playoffs KR advanced to the Úrvalsdeild finals where it lost to Keflavík 0-3.[5] She helped KR win the Icelandic Basketball Cup in 2009, leading the team in scoring in the Cup finals game with 18 points.[6] She reached the Úrvalsdeild finals again in 2009 with KR and 2010 with Hamar, losing both times.[1]

In 2010, Sigrún signed with French club Olympique Sannois Saint-Gratien.[7] Despite being offered a contract extension, she left the club after the season's end[8] and signed with KR.[1]

In 2014, Sigrún signed with Basketligan dam club Norrköping Dolphins[9][10] where she averaged 9.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 27 regular season and playoffs games.[11][12] She returned to Iceland in 2015 and joined her hometown club Skallagrímur in the Division I. She left the club after two games, where she averaged 31.5 points and 8.5 rebounds,[13] and signed with Grindavík.[14][15] In 2016, Sigrún returned to Skallagrímur after the team achieved promotion to the Úrvalsdeild.

On February 8, 2017, in the Basketball Cup semi-finals, Sigrún made a three-point shot with 4.6 seconds left that gave Skallagrímur a 70-68 victory against Snæfell and seat in the Cup finals for the first time in the club's history.[16][17] In the Cup finals, Skallagrímur lost to Keflavík, 65-62.[18] In the Úrvalsdeild playoffs, Skallagrímur met Keflavík again in the semi-finals. Despite winning the first game,[19] Skallagrímur lost the next three and Keflavík advanced to the finals.[20]

Sigrún averaged 10.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists during a difficult 2018–19 season where Skallagrímur stumbled to a 6-22 record, barely staving off relegation. In September 2019, Sigrún re-signed with Skallagrímur for the 2019–20 season.[21]

National team

Sigrún was first selected to the Icelandic national basketball team in 2007 and as of 2017 she has played 51 games for the team.[22][23][24]

Personal life

Sigrún has two sisters who have played in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna, Guðrún Ósk Ámundadóttir (born 1987) and Arna Hrönn Ámundadóttir (born 2001).[25]

Awards, titles and accomplishments

Individual awards

Titles

Accomplishments

  • Icelandic All-Star game (6): 2006-2010, 2013

References

  1. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (8 August 2011). "Sigrún komin heim og búin að semja við KR". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  2. Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (11 April 2016). "Fagnar uppgangi uppeldisfélagsins". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  3. "KR 2007-2008 statistics". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  4. "Iceland Express deild kvenna 2008". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  5. "Keflvíkingar Íslandsmeistarar". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 4 April 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  6. Þorkel Gunnar Sigurbjörnsson (16 February 2009). "Nýtt stórveldi í kvennakörfunni". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). p. 5. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  7. Ívar Benediktsson (5 April 2011). "Dvölin í París frábær". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  8. Kolbeinn Tumi Daðason (8 August 2011). "Sigrún Sjöfn: Vantaði upp á metnað hjá franska liðinu". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  9. Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (7 August 2014). "Sigrún Sjöfn til Svíþjóðar". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  10. "Sigrún Sjöfn samdi við sænska silfurliðið". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 7 August 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  11. "Sigrun Amundadottir". basketligandam.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  12. "Ámundadóttir Sigrun Sjofn". gherdansports.com. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  13. "Sigrún Sjöfn Ámundadóttir til Grindavíkur". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). 10 October 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  14. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (19 October 2015). "Sigrún Sjöfn samdi við Grindavíkurliðið". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  15. "Hún leysir flestar stöður". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 4 December 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  16. Kristjana Arnarsdóttir (8 February 2017). "Ótrúlegur sigur Skallagríms í Höllinni". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  17. Jóhann Ingi Hafþórsson (6 February 2017). "Skaut og skaut en hitti ekki neitt". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  18. Hans Steinar Bjarnason (11 February 2017). "Keflavík bikarmeistari í fjórtánda sinn". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  19. Smári Jökull Jónsson (29 March 2017). "Sigrún Sjöfn: Fyrsta skrefið í rétta átt". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  20. Skúli B. Sigurðarsson (13 April 2017). "Keflavík mætir Snæfelli í úrslitum". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  21. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (19 September 2019). "Sigrún Sjöfn verður áfram hjá Skallagrími". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  22. "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  23. Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (19 February 2016). "Sigrún Sjöfn nær stórum áfanga gegn Portúgal". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  24. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (24 November 2016). "Afmælisdagur sem fór í sögubækurnar". Vísir.is. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  25. ""Það snýst allt um þetta á heimilinu"". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 29 October 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
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