POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Former Marist women's basketball standout Rachele Fitz completed another successful season overseas, this time with ROW Rybnik in Poland.
Fitz played her first season with ROW Rybnik in Poland in 2011-12. She averaged 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while shooting a team-best .573 from the field and .831 from the free-throw line in 28 games. The team finished in fifth place out of 14 teams in the regular season with a record of 15-11.
"Overall Poland was a great experience for me," Fitz said. "ROW Rybnik was an exciting team to be a part of. The dedication of the fans was intense and unforgettable. I enjoyed the friendships I made and the people I met when I was there. It was a very nice country to play in."
Fitz started her professional career in the 2010-11 season for Basket Esch in Luxembourg. She graduated Marist in 2010 as the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in Marist women's basketball history, as she was the first player in program history to surpass both 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career. Fitz named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Player of the Year three times and played on four NCAA Tournament teams. She was named MAAC Student-Athlete of the Year in 2010.
On Feb. 18, 2011, Fitz became the first player in program history to have her number retired.
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