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INTERNATIONAL: Gold medalist with the 2007 USA U21 World Championship team (Moscow, Russia) averaging 5.9 ppg and 2.4 rpg … Started all eight games, averaging 8.9 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 3.0 apg while leading the squad to an 8-0 record and gold medal for 2005 U19 World Championship … Led the 2004 Junior World Championship Qualifying Team (Tunisia) to 5-0 record while averaging 12.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 3.8 apg and 2.2 spg … Played for the 5-0 West Team during the 2004 Women's Youth Development Festival, averaging a festival-best 17.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.6 apg and 3.8 spg ...Recorded a festival record six steals in a single game, tied the festival record with five three-pointers in a game, had a record 89 points and a record 19 steals.

AS A COLLEGIAN: Finished off collegiate career as only the fifth player in ACC history and the second Duke player to register over 1,400 points, 400 rebounds, 400 assists and 300 steals … Became the first Duke player and the eighth player in ACC history to notch 45 or more treys in four straight years … Ranked 10th for most treys (55) made in a season in school history … At Duke, ranked 10th for total points scored (1,408) … Made 222 three-pointers for a school single season record … As a senior, averaged 9.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.5 apg, and 2.7 spg, earned First Team All-ACC Tournament honors, recipient of the Robin Roberts/WBCA Broadcasting Scholarship, named to All-ACC Academic Team, Lowe's Senior Class Award Second Team Senior All- America, Honorable Mention All-ACC and Lowe's Senior Class Award Finalist, Naismith Candidate for Player of the Year and State Farm Wade Trophy preseason candidate for National Player of the Year … As a junior, named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America, Naismith Candidate for National Player of the Year, All-ACC third team, All-ACC Tournament first team honors, ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III and to the All-ACC Academic team ... In sophomore season, selected to the John R. Wooden Award midseason list, State Farm Wade Watch list as a National Player of the Year candidate, All-ACC second team, All-ACC Tournament first team, ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III honors, Blue Sky Classic All-Tournament team, All-ACC Academic Team ... Earned All-ACC Freshman Team honors and selected to the Bridgeport Regional All-Tournament Team … One of only two players in the ACC to register over 100 assists, 60 steals and 50 three-pointers in her first season … Led Blue Devils to the NCAA Championship game.


Personal

Full name is Abigail Nellie Waner ... Born in Engelwood, Colo. to Tim and Jeanie Waner ... Has two siblings, older sister, Emily and younger brother, Alex ... Father played professional baseball in the New York Yankee organization … Named the 2006 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Girls High School Athlete of the Year ... English major ... Served as a sideline reporter for ESPN and ESPNU as a senior for one men's basketball game and three football games at Duke as a part of ESPNU's Campus Connection ... Was a feature’s host for “The David Cutcliffe Football Show.”


Career Transactions

Selected in the second round (21st overall) of the 2009 WNBA Draft.


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