WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Women's Basketball Head Coach James Howard announced the addition of one more student-athlete to join the squad this upcoming season. Nikola Kovacikova, a native of Levice, Slovakia, has signed a National Letter of Intent and will come to the Hilltop this summer to begin her career with the Blue & Gray.
"We are excited about the addition of Nikola to the Hoya family,” said Howard. “Her experience playing on the international level will bring a wealth of knowledge to the court and the program. She has the ability to score at the combo guard position and it will add more depth as we head into the upcoming season."
Kovacikova has been a member of the Slovak women’s national team which took eighth place at EuroBasket this year. She has been a member of the national team pool for four years and won a silver medal at the European U-20 Championship. In FIBA competitions, she has appeared at seven events averaging double digits in the 2018 U18 Women’s European Championship and the 2015 U16 Women’s European Championship.
In junior leagues, she has been the top scorer for six seasons and earned team MVP honors on five occasions. She was also named league MVP and was the top scorer during a stint in the 2015-16 European Girls Basketball League.
The 5-11 guard has excelled in 3-on-3 basketball, winning a world championship in a high school tournament competing against trios from all over the world.
Kovacikova currently plays with UKF Nitra in Slovakia.
She will join four incoming freshmen as well as two transfers that are now eligible for the 2018-19 campaign.