USC Welcomes Transfer Ivana Jakubcova To Troy

    June 2, 2016

    The USC women's basketball team will welcome a power new addition to its 2016-17 roster with the transfer of center Ivana Jakubcova to Troy. At 6-foot-6, Jakubcova will be the tallest Trojan since Monica Lamb (1987). A native of Slovakia, Jakubcova played two seasons at Murray State College before spending two seasons at Kentucky. She will have one season of eligibility with the Women of Troy, and her addition is eagerly anticipated by the USC program.

    "We are thrilled to welcome Ivana to USC and our Women of Troy," USC head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke said. "We were looking for size, maturity, and leadership to add to our basketball team. As a graduate transfer, Ivana meets those criteria and then some."

    After being sidelined by injury for the 2014-15 season at Kentucky, Jakubcova appeared in 24 games and contributed 10 blocks in her final season with the Wildcats, who reached the 2016 NCAA Sweet 16. In her two prior seasons at Murray State College -- a junior college in Oklahoma -- she averaged 8.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

    "Ivana is extremely skilled offensively with range to the 3. She runs well, and at 6-6 she can help be a rim protector defensively. We are confident she can compete against the extremely skilled bigs we face in the Pac-12 Conference. Ivana also is an excellent scholar and will be pursuing a master's in Applied Psychology here at USC. Please join our team in welcoming Ivana to our Trojan family. Fight On!"