Jayne Appel - Biography

BACKGROUND

• WNBA Stars at the Sun Showcase (2010)

San Antonio Silver Stars

2013: At Indiana on 8/21, led the team in assists (4), steals (3) and blocks (2) ... Tallied career highs in FTM (5) and FTA (6) vs. Minnesota on 6/8 ... Led the team with 13 rebounds versus Tulsa on August 4 ... Led the team with nine rebounds at Minnesota on August 2 ... Posted a game-high 13 rebounds against New York on July 25 ... Posted 18 rebounds against Connecticut on July 20 - tying for the third-most rebounds in a single game in franchise history ... Led the team with nine rebounds against Minnesota on July 19 ... Posted a career-high 13 points and a team-best eight rebounds in a career-high 35 minutes at Phoenix on July 10 ... Had a team-best nine rebounds and eight points in her return to action at Los Angeles on July 6 ... Sidelined due to a concussion sustained during practice on June 13 ... Had a team-high eight rebounds at Chicago on June 9 ... Led the team with 10 rebounds against Chicago on June 7 ... Led the team with nine rebounds against Los Angeles on June 1 ... Tied for the team lead with five rebounds in the season opener against Indiana on May 24.

2012: Played in 33 regular-season games, starting 30 ... Averaged 3.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.88 blocks per game ... Led the WNBA in rebounds per 40 minutes (13.6), ranked fifth in field goal percentage (55.3) and tied for sixth in total blocks (29) ... Led the team in blocks per game and field goal percentage and ranked second in rebounding average ... Notched six double-figure rebounding performances ... Had at least five total rebounds in 12-consecutive games from July 3 through Aug. 28 ... Led the team with six rebounds against Chicago on May 30 … Notched a career-high 11 defensive rebounds in her first career start against Phoenix on June 1 … Recorded a career-high four assists and a team-best three steals against Seattle on June 9 … Had a team-best 11 rebounds at Los Angeles on June 24 … Led the team with three blocks at Indiana on July 5 … Led the team with five blocks at Chicago on July 11 … Had a team-high tying nine rebounds against Atlanta on July 13 … Had a game-high 10 rebounds at Phoenix on Aug. 19 … Had a game-best 10 rebounds against Washington on Aug. 21 … Missed the game at Phoenix on Sept. 1 with a right ankle injury … Led the team with 10 rebounds against Indiana on Sept. 7 … Notched a team-high eight rebounds against Minnesota on Sept. 9 … Tied season-highs with nine points and 11 rebounds at Tulsa on Sept. 12 … Tied a career standard with five offensive rebounds against New York on Sept. 18 … Playoffs: Started both Western Conference Semifinal games against Los Angeles ... Averaged 2.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game through the two playoff games.

2011: Played in 31 games ... Averaged 3.2 points per game with 4.6 rebounds and 0.65 blocks ... Led the WNBA in defensive rebounds per 40 minutes (9.0), ranked fourth in total rebounds per 40 minutes (12.6) and fifth in steals per 40 minutes (3.3) ... Ranked second on the team with 4.6 rebounds per game ... Averaged 3.2 points per game with 0.65 blocks ... Notched a pair of double-figure rebounding performances … Led San Antonio in rebounding on eight occasions … Missed the first three games of the season due to a left knee injury … Had a defensive rebound in her return to action at Phoenix on June 17 … Recorded then-career-bests in offensive (5), defensive (6) and total rebounds (11) against Phoenix on June 21 … Made her first field goal of the season at Chicago on June 28 … Notched her 100th career point at New York on July 1 … Had two assists, one block and one steal against Seattle on July 14 … Ranked second on the team with seven rebounds – including her 100th career board – at Los Angeles on July 18 … Led the team with six rebounds at Seattle on July 21 … Led the team with 12 rebounds while setting career-highs in defensive rebounds (10), total rebounds (12), steals (3) and minutes played (20) at Washington on July 26 … Recorded a team-best eight rebounds versus Phoenix on July 28 … Led San Antonio with eight rebounds versus Minnesota on July 31 … Matched a season-best with two assists at Seattle on Aug. 2 … Matched a season-best with eight points on four made field goals at Minnesota on Aug. 4 … Matched career-highs in 3-point field goals (1) and 3-point field goals attempted (2) while notching her 150th career rebound against Tulsa on Aug. 6 … Set career-highs in steals (4) and blocks (2) at Indiana on Aug. 9 … Ranked second on the team with seven rebounds in a career-high 25 minutes played at Connecticut on Aug. 11 … Matched a season-high with two assists versus Indiana on Aug. 16 … Led the team with eight rebounds at Los Angeles on Sept. 6 … Recorded a career-high four blocks versus Washington on Sept. 10 … Playoffs: Played in all three Western Conference semifinal games against Minnesota ... Averaged 0.70 rebounds per game with 0.67 steals.

2010: First rookie voted to the WNBA All-Star Team since Sophia Young in 2006 … Participated in the 2010 WNBA Stars at the Sun as a member of Team USA … Played in 28 regular-season games ... Averaged 3.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game through 28 games while shooting 53.5 percent from the floor, which ranked third on the team … Recorded a career-best seven rebounds at Minnesota on July 22 ... Led the team with six rebounds at Seattle on June 29 … Scored a career-high 11 points against Chicago on May 24 … Playoffs: Played in both Western Conference semifinal playoff games against Phoenix ... Averaged 5.5 points per game with 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists.

WNBA Offseason:

2012-13: Played for China's Henan ... Led the WCBA in rebounding average (15.4) while ranking second in blocks per game (2.0), third in scoring average (26.9) and seventh in steals per game (1.9) ... Earned All-Chinese WCBA Second Team and All-Imports Team accolades from Asia-Basket.com.

2011-12: Played for Turkey's Samsun ... Averaged 9.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 rebounds through 20 games.

2010-11: Played for Turkey's Tarsus Belediyesi during preseason competition.

USA Basketball

• FIBA World Championship Gold Medal (2010)

• Pan-American Games Gold Medal (2007)

• FIBA Americas U18 Championship Gold Medal (2006)

2011: Named to the training camp roster for the 2012 Olympics.

2010: Helped the U.S. Senior National Team win gold at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in October 2010, scoring 14 points and adding 22 rebounds in eight games… Named to training camp roster for 2010 FIBA World Championship USA Senior National Team in April 2010 but had to sit out due to injury.

2009: Named to the training camp roster for the 2010 FIBA World Championship USA Senior National Team in September 2009 but had to sit out due to injury ... Selected to the final team camp for the 2009 USA Basketball World University Games team but had to withdraw due to injury.

2007: A member of the gold medal-winning USA Basketball squad at the 2007 Pan-American Games.

2006: Helped the USA Basketball U18 Women's National Team win gold at the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Stanford University

• State Farm Coaches' All-America Team (2009, 2010)

• Associated Press Second Team All-America (2009)

• ESPN.com Second Team All-America (2009)

• Pac 10 Player of the Year (2009)

• All-Pac 10 First Team (2008, 2009, 2010)

• Pac 10 All-Tournament Team (2010)

• Pac 10 All-Defensive Team (2008)

• Pac 10 Freshman of the Year (2007)

• Pac 10 All-Freshman Team (2007)

Senior (2009-10): Named to State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team … Earned All-Pac-10 and Pac-10 All-Tournament Team honors … Two-time Pac-10 Player of the Week (Feb. 15 and Feb. 22) … Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award finalist … Set the Pac-10 career rebounding record on Feb. 27 and became Stanford’s all-time leading rebounder on Feb. 7, finishing her career with 1,263 boards … Unanimous Preseason All-Pac-10 selection … Earned Associated Press and ESPN.com Preseason All-America honors … Finished the season with 14 double-double’s … Scored 15 points against UCLA to lead Stanford to the Pac-10 Championship title.

Junior (2008-09): Named to the State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team…Earned Associated Press and ESPN.com second team All-America honors … Finalist for the Wade Trophy and John R. Wooden Award … Garnered Pac-10 Player of the Year and first team All-Pac-10 honors … Four-time Pac-10 Player of the Week … Became Stanford’s all-time leading shot blocker on March 5 against Arizona (202) … Finished the season ranked third in the Stanford career record books in rebounding and sixth in scoring … Ranked seventh nationally in shooting percentage (60.2) … Led the Pac-10 with 1.84 blocks per game and ranked second in the Pac-10 in points per game (16.1), rebounds per game (9.2) and shooting percentage ... Finished the season with 15 double-doubles … Scored a Stanford single-game record 46 points against Iowa State … Scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds in national semifinal loss to Connecticut.

Sophomore (2007-08): Earned preseason All-Pac-10 honors … Established a Stanford single-season record with 84 blocked shots on the year, surpassing her previous mark of 61 set during the 2006-07 season … Garnered first team All-Pac-10 and honorable mention Pac-10 All-Defensive team accolades … Logged 12 double-doubles during the season … Grabbed 14 rebounds in Pac-10 Tournament title game win against California… Led Stanford to the national semifinal.

Freshman (2006-07): Earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and All-Freshman Team honors …Played in 33 of 34 games as a reserve … Ranked third on the team in scoring (13.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.5 rpg) in just 19.3 minutes per contest … Established a Stanford single-season record with 61 blocks … Scored in double figures 22 times, including five double-doubles.

Carondelet High School: Four-year letterwinner and three-time captain at Carondelet High School in Concord, Calif. … Garnered McDonald’s and WBCA All- America recognition… Named the 2006 Gatorade State Player of the Year … Earned California High School All-Star game MVP honors … Named to the Parade All-America First Team as a senior and the second team following her junior season … Garnered 2006 USA Today Second Team All-America honors … Three-time California DII Player of the Year … Earned California High School State Female Athlete of the Year honors as a senior…Led Carondelet to the state championship as a sophomore…Ranks third all-time in the California high school record books with 680 career blocks and fifth in rebounds (1,707) and 25th in points (2,054)… Also lettered in water polo, captaining the squad as a senior.

PERSONAL

Jayne Katherine Appel ... Born on May 14, 1988 in Berkeley, Calif. ... Native of Plesant Hill, Calif. … Daughter of Joseph and Pamela Appel … Father played basketball at Saint Mary’s … Has two older brothers, Mike and Tommy, and one younger brother, Nate … Brother, Nate, plays basketball at Chico State ... Graduated from Stanford University in 2010 with a degree in psychology.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Selected by San Antonio in the first round (5th overall) of the 2010 WNBA Draft.