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Nadia Colhado's Bio

About Nadia Colhado

Position: Center

WNBA Years: 2

Height: 6-4

Weight: 196

Born: February 25, 1989 in Marialva, Brazil

Drafted: Undrafted

ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent, 2/28/17

 

 

A two-time Olympian from Brazil who was the top scorer in Spain last winter, Nadia Colhado arrived in Fever training camp as one of four post players recently signed to free agent contracts…Colhado appeared in 22 games with Atlanta over the 2014 and 2015 WNBA seasons, serving as a backup to fellow Brazillian native Erika de Souza…she played in 16 games as a rookie and owns WNBA career averages of 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds…she did not play in the WNBA in 2016, in order to train with the Brazilian National Team prior to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

 

PRO – WNBA

2015: Colhado appeared in just six games with the Dream, totaling six points and two rebounds in limited minutes.

2014: Colhado’s rookie season in the WNBA included 16 appearances with Atlanta, averaging 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per game…her WNBA career scoring high of eight points came against Phoenix, 8/13…her career rebounding high of seven came at Connecticut, 8/17, while playing a career-high 24 minutes.

 

PLAYOFFS

2014: She did not see action in any of three Atlanta playoff games against Chicago in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

 

PRO – OVERSEAS

2016-17: Colhado starred in Spain with Gipuzkoa UPV she was third in the Spanish LFB with 16.2 points per game, and fourth with 9.3 rebounds…she also ranked third in the Spanish league with 1.0 blocked shots per game…she recorded 13 double-doubles and registered a career-high 33 points against Girona, 12/17/16, in the Spanish LFB.

2015-16: She played 25 games with Sampaio Basquete in Brazil, alongside Fever teammate Erica Wheeler…Colhado led the league with 1.4 blocked shots per game, and was second in the league with 9.8 rebounds per game…she averaged 11.6 points per game.

2014-15: Colhado played with UNINASSAU in Brazil, averaging 9.5 points and 6.5 rebounds through 25 games.

2013-14: Colhado played 18 games in Brazil with Recife, averaging 8.1 points and 8.7 rebounds in 18 games.

2012-13: She played eight games with Sao Jose in the Brazil League, boasting averages of 8.5 points and 6.0 rebounds.

2011-12: In her second year in the Brazilian LBF, she averaged 10.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per game with Santo Andre.

2010-11: In the Brazilian LBF, she appeared in seven games with Sao Caetano, averaging 9.0 points and rebounds per game.

2006-10: Colhado began playing professionally in 2006, with stints in Divino, Limpol and Sao Caetano prior to her first season in the LBF in 2010-11.

 

INTERNATIONAL

2016: Colhado helped Brazil to a gold medal at the South American Championships in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, in May…she posted 12 rebounds in a gold-medal win over Venezuela…in the 2016 Olympics in her native country in August, she averaged 1.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in a reserve capacity behind Erika de Souza…Brazil finished in 11th place.

2014: In Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey, Colhado played in the FIBA World Championships with Brazil finishing in 11th place.

2012: During the 2012 Olympics in London, she averaged 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game while Brazil earned a ninth-place finish.

2011: Colhada participated in the World University Games in Shenzhen, China, where she averaged 18.2 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots per game…in the same year, she helped Brizil to a gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Neiva, Colombia…she averaged 4.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

2010: Named to the Brazilian National Team in 2009, she helped Brazil to a gold medal at the 2010 South American Championships in Santiago, Chile…in five games, she shot 69.7 percent from the floor and averaged 11.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

2005-07: Colhado represented her country in a variety of international events, beginning with the U17 South American Championships in 2005…she played with the U18 and U19 teams in 2006-07 and played in the U21 World Championships in Moscow Region, Russia in 2007.

 

PERSONAL

Nadia Gomes Colhado was born Feb. 25, 1989 in Marialva, Parana (Brazil).

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

(1) Signed by Atlanta to a training camp contract, 4/4/14. (2) Signed by Atlanta to a training camp contract, 4/24/15. (3) Waived by Atlanta in July 2015. (4) Signed a free agent contract with Indiana, 2/28/17.

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