Atlanta Dream Activates Celine Dumerc for Tuesday Game vs. Los Angeles
ATLANTA, June 2, 2014 - The WNBA Atlanta Dream announced today that point guard CÂline Dumerc has been removed from the suspended list, and will be active for the DreamÂs game against the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday, June 3. The game tips off at 7 p.m. in Philips Arena and will be nationally televised by ESPN2.
Dumerc, who was placed on the suspended list while fulfilling her overseas playing commitments to her French club team, arrived in the United States on Sunday and passed her physical Monday. To make room for her on the roster, the Dream waived rookie guard Inga Orekhova.
Dumerc, a two-time EuroLeague All-Star, just completed a French League season that saw her help Bourges Basket reach the semifinals of the EuroLeague championships as well as the finals of the French League playoffs. She averaged 8.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 31 French League games, and 8.9 points, 4.9 boards and 4.9 assists in 18 EuroLeague contests.
The five-foot, seven-inch lefty is also the captain of the French national team and led her team in scoring while guiding France to the silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics. She was named the 2012 FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year following her Olympic performance.
Dumerc was named France's Sportsman of the Year in 2012 by Radio France, becoming the first female to ever receive the award. She also earned the prestigious La Gazzetta dello Sport Female European Basketball player of the year award for 2012.
The three-time Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream is in its seventh season in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Dream has qualified for the playoffs in each of the past five seasons, including conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010. Season tickets and single-game tickets for the 2014 season are now available and can be purchased by calling (877) 977-7729 or visiting www.AtlantaDream.net. The next home game is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, against the Los Angeles Sparks at 7 p.m. The complete 2014 schedule can be found at www.wnba.com/dream/schedule.