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Huskers Add Danish National Team Member Rimdal to 2024-25 Roster

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The Nebraska women's basketball program has added transfer Alberte Rimdal (pronounced al-BER-tay RIM-dahl) to its roster for the 2024-25 season, after the Danish National Team member completed her transfer paperwork on Saturday, April 13.

Rimdal, a 5-9 guard from Koge, Denmark (pronounced Koo), is expected to have one season of eligibility remaining after spending her first three collegiate seasons at the University of Florida where she started a total of 50 games for the Gators the past two seasons. Rimdal scored in double figures 27 times in 96 career games for the Gators, averaging 6.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in her three seasons. A consistent three-point threat, Rimdal hit 33.7 percent (114-338) of her threes and 89.3 percent (67-75) of her free throws at Florida.

"We are thrilled to add Alberte to our Husker family," Nebraska Head Coach Amy Williams said. "She is a great fit both on and off the basketball court. She is an experienced, high IQ, skilled athlete who makes great decisions. She can impact a game in several ways, and her versatility will be extremely valuable for our team."

As a junior in 2023-24, Rimdal made 17 starts while playing in 30 of Florida's 32 games. She averaged 7.2 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists while hitting 37-of-116 three-pointers (.319). She scored a season-high 20 points at Gardner-Webb (Dec. 17), as one of 10 double-figure scoring efforts on the season. Rimdal added 13 points against Florida State (Nov. 17), Michigan (Dec. 20) and at Mississippi State (Feb. 11), while pitching in 12 points against Mississippi State (Jan. 22) and Missouri (March 6), and 11 at Tennessee (Jan. 11). She contributed 10-point games at Georgia Tech (Nov. 29) and at Alabama (Feb. 29).

As a sophomore in 2022-23, Rimdal started 33 of 34 games for the Gators while averaging career bests of 8.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists. She knocked down 38.2 percent (50-131) of her three-point attempts while connecting on 89.4 percent (42-47) of her free throws in 28.1 minutes per game for a Florida team that finished 19-15 and advanced to the Postseason WNIT quarterfinals. She produced 12 games in double figures as a sophomore, including a career-high 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field to go with a career-high five assists against Tennessee (Dec. 29, 2022). Rimdal added 19 points and a season-best four three-pointers against Furman (Nov. 21, 2022), while adding four more threes to finish with 12 points against Georgia (Jan. 8, 2023).

Rimdal also earned a spot on the Denmark National Team for the 2023 Mitsui Fudosan Cup, a three-game series between Denmark and Japan at Takasaki Arena (June 16-18).

Rimdal's sophomore season followed her first year at Florida in 2021-22, when she averaged 4.5 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 32 games off the bench. She went a perfect 16-for-16 at the free throw line and connected on 27-of-91 three-pointers (.297) to earn a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team.

She was named the USBWA National Freshman of the Week (Jan. 25, 2022) after back-to-back scintillating shooting efforts at Alabama (Jan. 16) and Kentucky (Jan. 20). Rimdal went 6-for-6 from the field, including 5-for-5 from three-point range on her way to 17 points in 23 minutes at Alabama. She matched her career high with five more threes on 5-of-6 shooting to finish with 15 points at Kentucky, before adding six points against LSU (Jan. 23), including a make on her only three-point attempt. For the week (Jan. 16-23), Rimdal went 11-for-12 from three-point range.

Rimdal finished with five games in double figures as a freshman.

Rimdal came to the United States with extensive international experience, competing in Denmark's national team program since she was 15 and playing in over 50 countries at the national level. She averaged 13.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists at the 2019 U18 European Championships, after averaging 18.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists at the FIBA U16 Women's European Championships in 2018. She was chosen twice to participate in the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp, including 2019 when she was named the all-star game MVP and the three-point champion.