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A career 50 percent (79-156, .506) shooter from the field and 74 percent (51-69, .739) from the foul line.
2008-09 as a Senior…
Competed in three games off the bench… missed the remainder of the season due to injury… tallied six points, grabbed four rebounds and had two steals and a block in season opening win vs. Texas State… registered three rebounds and one point in road loss at Kansas… had one rebound vs. Illinois on ‘Senior Night’.
2007-08 as a Junior…
Saw limited action in 11 games… scored 13 points, grabbed 16 rebounds (14 defensive) and collected three assists and one steal… saw two minutes of action in season opening victory over Dartmouth, but had no statistics… saw two minutes of action in loss to #13 Arizona State at the Caribbean Challenge, but had no statistics… tallied six points, two assists and secured a team-high six rebounds in victory over Detroit… collected two rebounds at Iowa State… recorded five points, including making her second career 3-pointer, and secured three rebounds in win over Northern Illinois… grabbed two rebounds in limited action in triumph over Western Illinois… snagged one defensive rebound in two minutes of action in road win at Northwestern… tallied two points in Iowa’s home triumph over Indiana… retrieved one rebound in home win over Michigan State… played three minutes in home win over Northwestern, but had no statistics… saw action in three minutes in Big Ten quarterfinals win over Michigan, but had no statistics.
2006-07 as a Sophomore…
Averaged 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 28 games, including five starts… led Iowa in field goal percentage (.491, 56-114)… started three of the last four games… averaged 11.5 points and 5.3 rebounds the last six games of the season… Iowa’s leading rebounder the last two contests of the year… started her first collegiate game and collected a steal in season-opening win over Missouri State… registered two points and one steal in victory over Kansas… grabbed three rebounds, scored two points and collected one assist and one steal in win over Indiana State… posted four points and recorded career highs in steals (3), rebounds (6) and assists (2) in triumph over Quinnipiac… snagged six rebounds and scored two points in victory over Florida International… tallied two points and one assist in loss to Louisiana Tech… scored six points and snagged a defensive rebound in win at Creighton… netted six points and corralled five rebounds in victory over Samford… matched a career-high 10 points and grabbed two rebounds in loss to Northern Iowa… recorded four points, two rebounds and a steal in win at Drake… tallied four points (2-2 FG), four rebounds, two steals and an assist in victory at Minnesota… scored three points in home loss to #7 Ohio State… netted two points and had two rebounds in home loss to #10 Purdue… registered five points and two offensive rebounds in win at Northwestern… posted two points and a rebound in home loss to #20 Michigan State… collected eight points, three rebounds and a block in road loss at #21 Michigan State… recorded four points and four rebounds in home overtime defeat to Minnesota… scored five points, including making her first career 3-pointer, and collected two assists and two rebounds in road defeat at #5 Ohio State… netted six points and corralled four rebounds in home win over Michigan… posted then-career highs in points (15) and field goals attempted (9), recorded career highs in free throws made (5) and attempted (6) and minutes played (26) and also collected five rebounds in road loss at Wisconsin… registered four points, five rebounds, a block and an assist in loss to Illinois… started her third game of the season, matching a then-career high with 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 FT) and collecting three rebounds and two steals in home victory over Penn State… tallied six points and two rebounds in loss at #15 Purdue… started her fourth game of the year, and posted career highs in points (17), rebounds (8) and field goals made (7) and attempted (11) in home win over Wisconsin… posted team highs in scoring (12) and rebounding (9) in loss to Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
2005-06 as a Freshman…
Missed nine conference games after suffering a partial tear to her medial collateral ligament in her left knee in Iowa’s win at Northwestern on Jan. 15… scored in 13 contests… converted 76.2 percent (16-21) from the foul line and 55.6 percent (15-27) from the field… tallied two points and grabbed four rebounds in win over UW-Milwaukee… netted two points in two minutes of action in loss to #22 Oklahoma… scored a season-high 10 points and grabbed two rebounds in win over Rider… recorded two points and two rebounds in win over UW-Green Bay… collected six points, two rebounds and one assist in win over Drake… recorded two points, four rebounds and one block in win at Northern Iowa… scored three points on a traditional 3-point play and also grabbed three rebounds in win over Creighton… tallied two points and four rebounds at Indiana… registered four points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in a career-high 18 minutes of action in home win over Illinois… recorded two points and two rebounds in win at Michigan… collected six points, two rebounds and one assist in home loss to #8 Ohio State… scored two points, grabbed three rebounds and blocked one shot in road win at Northwestern… sank both free throw attempts and controlled one rebound in home win over Indiana.
Four-year starter for Grundy Center High School… holds school record in career rebounds and points… her high school won the 2005 Class 2A state tournament title… first team all-state her junior and senior seasons… four-year all-district selection… four-year first team all-conference, including being named MVP as a freshman and junior… 2005 Class 2A Player of the Year… averaged 14.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 4.0 spg and 4 apg her senior campaign… reached career point No. 1,000 her junior season… Class 2A all-tournament team honoree her junior and senior years… Des Moines Register first team all-state selection her as a junior and senior… team MVP her senior year… averaged 19.1 ppg and 9.7 rpg in leading the Spartans to a runner-up finish at the 2004 Class 2A state tournament… holds the Class 2A state tournament single game rebounding record (19)… also lettered in tennis and volleyball… all-conference tennis selection all four years… four-year volleyball starter… first team all-state volleyball honoree her junior and senior seasons… volleyball team MVP and captain her senior year… volleyball all-district and first team all-conference all four years… named her conference’s volleyball MVP her junior and senior years… Class 2A volleyball all-tournament team honoree as a senior… placed fifth in doubles at state tennis meet her freshman and senior seasons… McDonald’s all-America nominee… academic all-conference honoree as a senior… member of the National Honor Society.
Parents – Steve and Barb VanderPol
Sisters – Tara and Ellie
Uncle – David Murphy played football for Iowa (1985-86)
Major – Undecided
Points: 17, vs. Wisconsin, 2/25/07
Rebounds: 9, vs. Indiana, 3/1/07
FGM: 7, vs. Wisconsin, 2/25/07
FGA: 11, vs. Wisconsin, 2/25/07
FTM: 5, at Wisconsin, 2/11/07
FTA: 6, at Wisconsin, 2/11/07
Assists: 2, twice, last at Ohio State, 2/4/07
Steals: 3, vs. Quinnipiac, 11/17/06
Blocks: 1, five times, last at Michigan State, 1/21/07
Minutes: 26, at Wisconsin, 2/11/07