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Vanessa Nygaard | 18
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2006
Statistics
 PPG
 RPG
 APG
 EFF
Position:  F
Born: Mar 13, 1975
Height: 6-1 /  1,85
Weight: 166  lbs. /  75,3  kg.
College : Stanford '98
Career Highlights
  • Stanford went a combined 113-14 overall and 69-2 in the Pac-10 during her career
  • Holds the school record for career three-pointers made (210) and ranks 14th in career scoring with 1,279 points
  • One of just 34 players to play in three Final Fours
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    BACKGROUND

    2002: Had three steals at Minnesota on 5/28…Scored a season-high 11 points at Houston on 7/25…Ranked 19th in the WNBA in three-point field goal percentage at .375 (24-for-64)…Averaged 4.1 points and 2.3 rebounds in 29 games with the Sol…Started 22 times in 2002.

    2001: Played in 31 of 32 games while averaging 2.5 points and 1.1 rebounds per game…Shot .388 (19-for-49) from three-point land…Had a season-high eight points vs. Charlotte on 6/22 and vs. Sacramento on 7/27…Averaged 8.4 minutes per game.

    2000: Appeared in all 32 games for Portland, starting 28 of those contests…Averaged 7.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game…Shot .435 from the floor, .759 from the free throw line and .333 from three-point land…Ranked third on the team in rebounds with 121 and fourth on the team in field goal percentage…Ended the season ranked among league leaders in field goal percentage, free throw percentage and three point field goal percentage…Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds on 5/31 vs. Houston…Scored a career-high 18 points on 6/20 vs. Charlotte…Notched the first double-double of her career with 12 points and 10 rebounds on 7/21 at Charlotte…Led the team in scoring on three occasions and in rebounding eight times

    1999: Appeared in four games for the Cleveland Rockers, averaging 0.8 points and 0.8 rebounds per game.

    1998: Drafted by the Liberty, but did not play during her rookie campaign as she was recovering from a torn ACL, suffered in the final game of her senior season at Stanford

    College: Holds the school record for career three-pointers made (210) and ranks 14th in career scoring with 1,279 points…one of just 34 players to play in three Final Fours…Stanford went a combined 113-14 overall and 69-2 in the Pac-10 during her career…An All-Pac-10 First Team selection and honorable mention Associated Press All-American as a senior…Averaged 14.9 points and 6.2 rebounds in 32.7 minutes per game….Shot .498 from the field, .460 from three-point range and .757 from the free throw line…Scored a season-high 32 points vs. UCLA, which stands as the 15th best performance in school history...Scored in double-figures in all but five games that season…Tore her ACL in the final game of her senior year and missed Stanford’s first round NCAA tournament game vs. Harvard…Named to the All-West Regional Team and was a member of the U.S. Olympic Festival Team in 1995.


    PERSONAL

  • Earned her degree in American Studies
  • Enjoys playing horseshoes and surfing
  • Has two older brothers, Alex and Ben
  • If she wasn’t a basketball player, she’d be a game show host or a firefighter
  • In 2001, hosted a 30-minute cable show with teammate Kristen Folkl



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