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BC UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russian: БК «УГМК») is a Russian women's basketball team based in Yekaterinburg competing in the Russian Premier League and FIBA Europe's Euroleague. It has been a highly successful team in recent years.

UMMC Ekaterinburg
UMMC Ekaterinburg logo
NicknameFox
LeaguesPremier League
EuroLeague Women
Founded1938
HistoryZenit
(1938–1958)
Trud
(1958–1960)
Uralmash
(1960–2000)
Uralmash-UMMC
(2000–2001)
UMMC
(2001–present)
ArenaPalace of Sports "Uralochka"
Capacity5,000
LocationYekaterinburg, Russia
PresidentAndrey Kozitsyn
Head coachMiguel Mendez
Championships11 Russian Championship:
2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
8 Russian Cups:
2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
4 EuroLeague Women:
2003, 2013, 2016, 2018
Websitebasket.ugmk.com
Uniforms

Founded in 1938 as Zenit Ekaterinburg, the club had its name changed to Uralmash Ekaterinburg in 1960, like other teams from the city such as FC Ural. Four years later Uralmash reached the Soviet Top Division. In 1973 and 1974 it attained two 3rd spots, the club's best results in the Soviet era.

After Uralmash was merged into OMZ the club was bought in 2000 by the newly formed company UMMC, adopting its current name. UMMC Ekaterinburg rapidly rose into the championship's elite, winning in 2002 its first national championship. The following year it won the Euroleague in its debut season, becoming the first Russian team to win the top European trophy. The team also defended its national title, making it a double.

UMMC wasn't able to win the championship in the following five seasons with the rise of VBM-SGAU Samara and Spartak Moscow Region. In 2009 it began a new successful period, winning three doubles in a row. With five titles UMMC is the most successful active team in the championship. On the other hand, Spartak has blocked its path to the Euroleague final, having defeated UMMC in the Final Four's semi-finals in all last four seasons (2008–11).

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TitlesEdit

Current rosterEdit

UMMC Ekaterinburg roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 0   McBride, Kayla 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 26 – (1992-06-25)25 June 1992
PG 1     Faulkner, Jamierra 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 26 – (1992-03-09)9 March 1992
PG 3   Komarova, Elizaveta 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 23 – (1995-02-01)1 February 1995
SF 5   Belyakova, Evgeniya 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 32 – (1986-06-27)27 June 1986
F 7   Torrens, Alba 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 29 – (1989-08-30)30 August 1989
PG 9   Barič, Nika 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 26 – (1992-09-02)2 September 1992
PG 13   Beglova, Elena 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 21 – (1997-09-01)1 September 1997
C 15   Vieru, Natalia 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 29 – (1989-07-25)25 July 1989
F 21   Petrushina, Tatiana 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 28 – (1990-01-21)21 January 1990
PG 22     Vandersloot, Courtney 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 29 – (1989-02-08)8 February 1989
C 33   Meesseman, Emma 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 25 – (1993-05-13)13 May 1993
C 35     Jones, Jonquel 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 24 – (1994-01-05)5 January 1994
C 42   Griner, Brittney 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 28 – (1990-10-18)18 October 1990
PF 44   Musina, Raisa 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 20 – (1998-03-31)31 March 1998
C 77   Vadeeva, Maria 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 20 – (1998-07-16)16 July 1998
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Physiotherapist(s)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 2018-11-16

Former playersEdit

Former coachesEdit

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