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Finished her career ranked sixth in Iowa career rebounding (792), 15th in steals (150) and 16th in assists (243)… only Iowa player to start 62 games her first two seasons, starting every game… played in 117 career games, starting 111… amassed 823 points, 792 rebounds, 243 assists and 150 steals… Iowa single-season freshman rebounding leader (252), ranks third in steals (36), fifth in blocks (16) and tied for fifth in assists (66)… Iowa single-season sophomore steals leader (61) and ranks fourth in rebounding (237)… scored exactly a combined 500 points her first two seasons… pulled down double-figure rebounds 20 times in her career… posted seven career double-doubles… invited and participated in the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Trials at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, May 19-22, 2005… three-time academic all-Big Ten honoree.
2007-08 as a Senior…
Academic all-Big Ten selection… recognized on the ESPN The Magazine all-District academic third team… played in all 32 games, starting 31… ranked second in team rebounds (5.1), fifth in assists (44), fourth in steals (23) and sixth in scoring (4.6)… shot 45.7 percent (58-127) from the field… pulled down double-digit rebounds twice (vs. Penn State and at Illinois)… reached double figures in scoring four times (vs. Dartmouth, vs. Mississippi State, at Michigan and at Minnesota)… pulled down five rebounds or more 18 times… tallied 11 points and collected five rebounds and two assists in season opening victory over Dartmouth… collected seven rebounds, four points and two assists in win over Drake… recorded nine points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal in triumph at UNI… netted 10 points and secured three rebounds in win over Mississippi State at the Caribbean Challenge… had five points and four rebounds in loss to #13 Arizona State at the Caribbean Challenge… posted five points and a team-high eight rebounds in loss to Georgia Tech… registered six points and three rebounds in victory over Detroit… collected seven rebounds, two points and two assists at Iowa State… secured a team-high five rebounds and scored four points in win over Northern Illinois… scored four points and grabbed five defensive rebounds in triumph over Western Illinois… netted eight points, including sinking her first career 3-point attempt, corralled a game-high 12 rebounds and collected two assists and three steals in home win over Penn State… posted a game-high 14 points (7-10 FG) and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds in road loss at Michigan… had 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in road overtime victory at Minnesota… snagged seven rebounds and collected four assists, two steals and two points in road loss at Michigan State… tallied four points and three rebounds in home overtime win vs. Wisconsin… grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds and collected two steals and three points in road triumph at Illinois… pulled down a game-high eight rebounds and also scored eight points in home victory over Purdue… collected five rebounds, four points and a season-high four assists in home win over Michigan… retrieved a game-high eight rebounds and scored three points on a conventional 3-point play in home win over Michigan State… scored six points and controlled two defensive rebounds in road victory at Penn State… tallied four of her six points in the last three minutes and also grabbed a team-high five rebounds in home win over Minnesota… had four rebounds, two points and two assists on road defeat at #20 Ohio State… recorded five rebounds, two points and a game-high four steals in home triumph over Northwestern… scored all five points in the second half and grabbed eight rebounds and blocked a game-high three shots in road win at Wisconsin that clinched co-Big Ten regular season championship… registered three rebounds and three assists in Big Ten quarterfinals win over Michigan… snagged six rebounds and collected four assists and two points in Big Ten semifinals loss to Purdue… had four points, four rebounds and two assists in loss to Georgia in the first round of the NCAA Championships.
2006-07 as a Junior…
Team co-captain… academic all-Big Ten selection… dislocated her right shoulder in Iowa’s first exhibition game on Nov. 1 and missed the first seven games… averaged 7.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists, in 23 games, including 18 starts… posted team highs in steals nine times, rebounds seven times, blocks four times and scoring three times… ranked sixth in offensive rebounding (2.81), eighth in rebounding (7.1), 10th in defensive rebounding (4.31), 12th in minutes played (33.56), 13th in assists (2.69) and 15th in steals (1.57) in Big Ten Conference games only rankings… snagged three rebounds and one steal in first game action of the year in loss to Iowa State… corralled five rebounds and scored two points in limited minutes in victory over Samford… collected three points, three rebounds and a block in loss at UW-Green Bay… tallied seven points, two rebounds and two assists in loss at Rutgers… netted 10 points and collected four rebounds, three steals and a block in loss to Northern Iowa… started her first game of the season and scored a game and career-high 23 points on a perfect 8-8 shooting from the field and 7-9 from the foul line and also collected seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in win at Drake… recorded 10 points, three rebounds, two blocks and a steal in victory at Minnesota… netted 11 points, grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and matched a career high with six assists in home loss to #7 Ohio State… registered eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and two points in home loss to #10 Purdue… tallied six rebounds, two points, three assists and a team-high three steals in win at Northwestern… cleared a career-high 15 rebounds and netted five points in victory at Indiana… grabbed a game-high nine rebounds and scored six points in home loss to #20 Michigan State… collected a team-high 13 points, five rebounds and two steals in road loss at #21 Michigan State… recorded nine points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in home overtime defeat to Minnesota… posted her first double-double of the season and seventh of her career, recording game highs in points (20) and rebounds (13) in road loss at Penn State… registered two points, four rebounds and two assists in road defeat at #5 Ohio State… hauled in a game-high 14 rebounds and collected eight points, four assists and two steals in home win over Michigan… cleared a game-high 10 rebounds and collected seven points and two steals in loss to Illinois… tallied six points, five rebounds, four steals and equaled a career high with six assists in home victory over Penn State… recorded nine points, three rebounds and two assists in loss at #15 Purdue… posted 11 points, four assists and four rebounds in home win over Wisconsin… recorded eight points, five rebounds and a game-high two steals in loss to Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
2005-06 as a Sophomore…
Honorable Mention all-Big Ten selection by the media and Iowa’s women’s basketball honoree for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award… named to the KCRG-TV9 Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament team… recorded three double-doubles (Iowa State, Minnesota and Northwestern)… led Iowa in rebounding in 21 of its 29 games… ranked third in Big Ten rebounding (8.2), second in defensive rebounding (5.9), seventh in steals (2.1), 10th in offensive rebounds (2.28), 11th in minutes played (32.59) and 15th field goal percentage (.462)… ranked first in team rebounding (8.2), second in assists (84) and steals (61) and third in scoring (8.9)… ranked first in Big Ten sophomore rebounding (8.2), second in steals (2.18), fourth in assists (2.96) and sixth in blocks (0.64)… pulled down double digit rebounds nine times… collected two steals or more 16 times and dished out two or more assists 20 times… tallied a team-high 12 points and collected six rebounds, three assists and two steals in win over UW-Milwaukee… posted team highs in rebounds (11) and assists (5) and also netted five points, blocked two shots and collected two steals playing in a career-high 45 minutes in double overtime loss at Louisiana Tech… collected seven points, two assists and a team-high 11 rebounds in loss to #22 Oklahoma… scored four points and collected five rebounds, five assists and two steals in win over Rider… recorded eight points, six rebounds and two blocks in win over UW-Green Bay… registered seven points, three assists and one block and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds in win over Vermont… collected 15 points, two blocks, three steals, two assists and grabbed a team-high six rebounds vs. #6 Rutgers… tallied 12 points and posted team highs in rebounds (14), assists (4) and steals (2) at Iowa State… amassed 14 points, seven rebounds, four steals and four assists in win over Drake… recorded a game-high 13 rebounds and collected three points, three assists and three steals in win at Northern Iowa… scored 16 of her 18 points in the second half, and collected game highs in rebounds (9) and steals (6) in win over Creighton… collected six points, four assists and posted team highs in rebounds (8) and steals (3) playing all 40 minutes at Indiana… netted all of her 13 points in the second half and posted game highs in rebounds (7) and assists (6) in home win over Illinois… tallied 13 points, three rebounds and three steals in win at Michigan… registered 17 points and posted team highs in rebounds (9) and steals (5) in home win over #9 Michigan State… grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and collected three steals, three points and three assists in home loss to #8 Ohio State… pulled down seven rebounds, dished out four assists, scored two points and blocked one shot in road win at Northwestern… corralled a game-high 13 rebounds and collected four assists and four steals in win at Wisconsin… collected 15 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals in home loss to #12 Minnesota… tallied eight points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal at Penn State… recorded 12 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists in victory over #8 Purdue… posted a double-double (13 points, 13 rebounds) and dished out four assists in home win over Northwestern… registered six points, four rebounds and one steal in loss at #7 Ohio State… pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds and collected four assists, two points and one steal in two-point loss at #14 Michigan State… controlled a game-high 12 rebounds and netted six points in home win over Michigan… tallied six points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in victory at Illinois… netted 11 points and collected six rebounds, three assists and two steals in home win over Indiana… recorded eight points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals loss to #16 Michigan State… amassed ten points, eight rebounds and one assist in NCAA First Round loss to BYU.
2004-05 as a Freshman…
Named to the all-Big Ten Freshman Team… ranked first in Big Ten Freshman rebounding in overall (7.6) and conference (6.8) games… ranked first on the team and fifth in the Big Ten in rebounding (7.6)… ranked fifth in Big Ten offensive rebounds (2.76)… ranked fourth on the team in assists (66) and scoring (7.3)… led Iowa in rebounding 17 times… scored double figures seven times… recorded two steals or more in 12 games… recorded three double-doubles this season (Creighton, Illinois, Arkansas State)… registered nine points and a team-high seven rebounds vs. S. Illinois… tallied five points, two steals and a game-high nine rebounds vs. Missouri… grabbed a team-high six rebounds and collected three assists and four points vs. Florida… matched a season-high in points and grabbed a season and game-high 11 rebounds vs. #21 Oklahoma… posted 10 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals in win over Iowa State… scored five points and grabbed six rebounds in win over UNI… recorded six points, three assists and a game-high eight rebounds in win over Marquette… posted career bests in points (19), rebounds (14), field goals made (8) and attempted (11) and minutes played (39) in overtime win at Creighton… contributed eight points, nine rebounds, two steals and three assists in win at Drake… netted six of her eight points from the foul line, collected seven rebounds and two assists vs. Western Illinois… hauled in eight rebounds, scored two points and collected one assist and one block in win at UW-Milwaukee… grabbed six rebounds, scored two points and tallied two assists and one steal in home win vs. Indiana… collected eight points and eight rebounds in victory at Illinois… scored eight points for the second straight game, dished out two assists and also pulled down five rebounds vs. Penn State… registered six points, five rebounds, one steal and one assist at #6 Michigan State… tallied seven points and five rebounds at #5 Ohio State… collected eight points, a game-high nine rebounds and matched a career high with six assists in home win vs. Northwestern… posted six points, six rebounds, three assists and a career-high three blocks in home win over Michigan… registered eight points, four rebounds, two assists and collected a career-high four steals at #14 Minnesota… scored eight of her 11 points in the first 2:32 and also grabbed a game-high nine boards vs. Wisconsin… hauled in a game-high seven rebounds, scored four points and blocked one shot in win at Northwestern… collected six rebounds, four points, four assists and two steals in home loss to #2 Ohio State… scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds, collected three steals and matched a career high with three blocks in home loss to #9 Michigan State… netted 10 points, grabbed eight rebounds and collected two assists and two steals in comeback win at Michigan… posted her second career double-double when scored 12 points and hauled in a game-high 11 rebounds in home win over Illinois… corralled eight rebounds and collected one steal, one assist and two points in road victory at Indiana… totaled five points, six rebounds, one steal and one assist in Big Ten Tournament triumph over Michigan… amassed eight rebounds, three points, one assist and one steal in Big Ten Tournament loss to #23 Penn State… recorded four points and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds vs. Creighton in the WNIT first round… grabbed a team-high six rebounds, scored five points and collected two steals at Nebraska in the WNIT second round… tallied 15 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals vs. Arkansas State in the WNIT quarterfinals… posted nine points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals at Southwest Missouri State in the WNIT semifinals.
Four-year starter and letterwinner… runner-up Miss Minnesota Basketball as a senior… Street & Smith all-American Honorable Mention as a senior… Osseo High School Female Athlete of the Year her senior year… Gatorade Minnesota Player of the Year, Minneapolis Star Tribune all-Metro first team, Pioneer Press all-State first team, Pioneer Press all-Defensive first team, Minnesota State High School Coaches all-State first team, Minnesota Basketball News all-State first team her senior season… holds her high school’s career scoring record for boys and girls (2,014)… led the Metro Area in scoring her senior year (24.1 ppg)… scored 79 points in her high school’s final two section tournament games to lead the team to the Section 5AAAA title… led her conference in scoring and rebounding her junior year (18.5 ppg, 10.0 rpg)… three-time all-conference selection… two-time Osseo High School team captain… named to the Pre-season Star Tribune Top 20 and Minnesota Basketball News Top 10 her junior season… Associated Press all-state honorable mention, second team all-metro and Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches all-state first team pick her junior season… scored her 1,000th career point as a junior… five-year AAU state champion… named to the AAU State all-Tournament team… four-year volleyball letterwinner… a two-time volleyball all-conference selection… volleyball team captain her senior season… holds the high school volleyball record for blocks… National Honor Society member… maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during high school… 2004 Valedictorian (first in 549 class size)… 2002-03 Chemistry Student of the Year.
Parents – Kevin and Lori VandeVenter
Sisters – Kelsy and Danielle
Major – Exercise Science
Points: 23, at Drake, 12/22/06
Rebounds: 15, at Indiana, 1/11/07
FGM: 9, vs. Creighton, 12/23/05
FGA: 14, three times, last vs. Ohio State, 12/31/06
FTM: 8, twice, last at Penn State, 2/18/07
FTA: 10, at Purdue, 1/23/05
Assists: 6, five times, last vs. Penn State, 2/18/07
Steals: 6, vs. Creighton, 12/23/05
Blocks: 3, twice, last vs. Michigan State, 2/17/05
Minutes: 45, at Louisiana Tech, 11/22/05