Carmen Grande


Player profile

  • Height 5-8
  • Year Graduate
  • Hometown Madrid, Spain
  • Last School Ball State


  • Third Team CoSIDA Academic All-American
  • Honorable mention All-Big Ten
  • Dished-out 144 assists and was third in the Big Ten at 5.0 assists per game
  • Finished her career with 841 assists, making her just the 31st player in NCAA history with 1,000 career points and 800 career assists
  • Started all 29 games and also started all 125 games in her career
  • Averaged 8.3 points and 3.8 rebounds per game
  • Led the team with 42 steals
  • Scored a season-high 23 points in the win over North Carolina on Nov. 29
  • Played a team-high 34.7 minutes per game which was tied for sixth in the Big Ten
  • Had 11 games of six or more assists including a season-high 12 in the overtime comeback win at Penn State on Jan. 17.
  • Led the team from the foul line, shooting 82.7 percent
  • Made 30 three-pointers which was third on the team

At Ball State

  • Graduated with a degree in mathematical science
  • 2017-18 CoSIDA Academic first team All-American
  • Two-time Academic All-MAC
  • Started and played in all 96 games in her three seasons
  • Had the second-most assists in country over the last three years with 697
  • Had 13 career double-doubles and 23 games with double-figure assists
  • Was second in the country in 2017-18 at 9.2 assists per game and 294 total assists
  • Helped lead the Cardinals to a 25-7 record in 2017-18 where they advanced to the second round of the WNIT
  • Averaged 11.5 points, 9.2 assists, 3.8 rebounds and had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.6-to-1 as a junior in 2017-18
  • Earned third team All-MAC honors in 2017-18, honorable mention honors in 2016-17 and was named to the All-Freshman Team in 2015-16

Prior to Ball State

  • Member of the U16 Spanish National Team
  • Played for two of the top clubs in Spain, Estudiantes and Rivas
  • Helped Estudiantes earn the 2012 and 2013 Madrid Championship title
  • Was a three-time bronze medalist in the Spanish Championships (2009, 2011, and 2013)