Firsova Sworn in as US Citizen

MANHATTAN, Kan. Former Kansas State women’s basketball student-athlete and current assistant director of women’s basketball operations, Olga Firsova, was sworn in as a United States citizen on Friday, July 25 at a naturalization ceremony in Topeka at the U.S. District Courthouse. The link above is a video of Friday’s ceremony.

 

Firsova came to Kansas State after two years at Weatherford (Texas) Junior College and graduated from K-State in 2000 with a degree in marketing and international business. She was a two-time Academic All-Big 12 honorable mention choice and a two-time All-Big 12 honorable mention selection.

 

During her two-year career, Firsova averaged 9.9 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per contest and 1.7 blocks per game. She finished her brief stint with the Wildcats as the school’s career blocks leader with 100 and is currently ranked fifth in K-State history in the category. She is still the tallest female to play women’s basketball in K-State history at 6-6.

 

Following her time in Manhattan, Firsova was drafted in the first round (13th overall) by the New York Liberty in the 2000 WNBA Draft.