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Vanessa Van De Venter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tannersville, Pa.

High School:
Pocono Mountain East

Height:
6-0

Position:
Forward

Major:
Economics & Business

Vanessa Van De Venter

2006-07: Only Leopard to start all 30 of the team's games...scored a team-high 361 points for a 12.0 points per game average, also the best on the team...her 145 rebounds (4.8 rpg) were good for second on the team...also had 53 assists and 40 steals...scored a game-high 18 points in just 16 minutes of play in win over Cornell (11/18)...went 8-of-18 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free throw line to finish with 21 points against Wagner (11/21)...went 7-of-7 from the charity stripe to finish with 15 points against Fairleigh Dickinson (11/29)...had 13 points and six rebounds against Monmouth (12/31)...saw 40 minutes of playing time against Colgate (1/9) and finished with 12 points and five assists...had 22-point performance against Bucknell (1/16), including a 6-of-6 showing from the free throw line...scored 17 points against Navy (2/10)...had a season-best 23 points, including an 8-of-8 performance at the free throw line, against Army (2/20).

2005-06: Started 26 out of the 28 games she played in as a sophomore...topped the double-figure plateau 14 times throughout the season, including three double-doubles (points, rebounds)...averaged 13.2 points per game over the first six contests of the season...led the Leopards against Long Island with 16 points and 12 rebounds (11/25) on her way to All-Tournament Team accolades in the LIU Turkey Classic...poured in 14 points along with 11 rebounds at Howard (12/2)...headed the Leopards at Bucknell (2/1) with 19 points and 10 rebounds...established a new career-high with 26 points at home against Colgate (1/10)...she went 10-for-13 (.769) against Colgate, accounting for 46 percent of the Leopards' scoring output against the Raiders...averaged 10.0 points per game and 5.6 rebounds a game...led the Leopards in scoring eight times and rebounding nine times.

2004-05: Appeared in all 28 games, starting 17 in a row midway through the season...member of the Patriot League All-Rookie Team...earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors four times during the season...tied for team lead in rebounding (5.4 rpg.) and second on team in scoring (9.4 ppg.)...ranked second among all freshman in the Patriot League in both categories...scored in double figures 14 times, was the team's leading scorer in eight contests and leading rebounder 11 times...collected 14 points and 10 rebounds in collegiate debut against UMES (11/19)...garnered Rookie of the Week honors after posting nine points and four rebounds against Wayne State the next night...double-double of 12 points and 10 boards against Radford (12/2) earned her second Rookie of the Week nod...named Rookie of the Week for third time after scoring a career-high 23 points and grabbing eight rebounds against Texas-Pan American (12/29)...was 8-of-11 from the floor and 7-of-9 from the charity stripe in that contest...fourth rookie honor came following 22-point performance against Army (1/30)...closed season with 22-point, six-rebound effort at Holy Cross in Patriot League Tournament...scored 19 of those 22 after halftime...was one rebound short of a double-double three times...had 13 points and nine rebounds against Howard (1/3), 14 points and nine rebounds against Lehigh (1/12) and 11 points and nine rebounds at Army (1/30).

High School: Four year letterwinner in basketball, volleyball, and soccer...scored 1,288 points and grabbed 1,102 rebounds in her career...averaged 18.1 points and 14.5 rebounds per game in high school...Pocono Record and TV-13 Player of the Year...Mountain Valley Conference MVP as a senior...Girl's Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year as a senior...Mountain Valley Conference Most Outstanding Player in volleyball and All-Mountain Valley Conference First-Team in soccer as well.

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