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Vanessa Abel
Vanessa Abel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Scottdale, Pa.

High School:
Southmoreland

Last College:
West Virginia

Height:
5-5

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
05/06/1989



08/18/2014

Orsi Szecsi Signs with Aluinvent DVTK-Miskolc in Hungarian A League

Becomes seventh player to sign pro contract overseas contract under Coach Burt

07/22/2014

Wumi Agunbiade Signs With CSU Alba Iulia in the Romanian Liga Națională League

Becomes sixth player to sign pro contract overseas contract under Coach Burt

02/11/2014

Vanessa Abel Having Success In Germany

Former Dukes guard playing in Damen-Basketball-Bundesliga League

02/03/2014

First Place #DuqWBB Returns Home to Host George Washington on Wednesday

Fans encouraged to Pink Out the Palumbo

12/30/2013

#DuqWBB Opens A-10 Slate Against St. Bonaventure on Wednesday Night in Nationally Televised Game

Dukes, Bonnies to tip at 7:00 p.m., game to air on CBS Sports Network

03/21/2013

Duquesne 71, Akron 66

Duquesne 71, Akron 66

03/03/2013

Duquesne 59, Butler 46

Senior Day

02/13/2013

Duquesne 68, Saint Joseph's 69

2/13/13

02/07/2013

Duquesne 61, St. Bonaventure 33

Duquesne 61, St. Bonaventure 33

01/16/2013

Duquesne 68, Saint Louis 41

Duquesne 68, Saint Louis 41

Vanessa Abel Photo Gallery | 2009-10 Game-by-Game Get Acrobat Reader | 2010-11 Game-by-Game Get Acrobat Reader | Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

As a Junior (2010-11)
Atlantic 10 Third-Team All-Conference ... started all 33 games ... second in A-10 with 157 assists and fourth with 81 steals ... 57th in NCAA with 4.8 assists per game and 62nd with 2.5 steals per game ... one rebound short of a triple-double with career-highs of 12 boards and nine assists along with 13 points in WNIT at Kansas ... season-high 20 points vs. St. Bonaventure.

As a Sophomore (2009-10)
Played in all 32 games, starting the final 20 ... scored a team-and-career-high 26 points and 10 field goals in the WNIT at Northwestern ... personal-best four 3-pointers against the Wildcats ... scored 17 points and was 9-of-10 from the foul line at #19 Pittsburgh ... season-best seven assists at Saint Francis, Pa. ... season-best seven rebounds at Saint Louis ... recorded foul steals vs. George Washington, Pitt and Davidson.

High School
Finished her Southmoreland career with 2,327 career points, becoming only the 36th girl to score over 2,000 points in WPIAL/Pittsburgh City League history ... led WPIAL in scoring her junior and senior seasons averaging 27.7 ppg and 28.8 ppg respectively ...guided the Scotties to their first-ever section title and playoff win her senior season... 2007 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous Five ... 2007 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Player of the Year ... 2007 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 10 ... 2007 First-Team All-State ... 2006 Third-Team All-State ... WPIAL All-Section ... Pittsburgh Tribune-Review All-Star team ... played in the Roundball Classic ... scored 45 points in a game to set Southmoreland's single-game school record ... also lettered in soccer.

Personal
Full name is Vanessa Jan Abel ... earned a degree in elementary education and is currently pursuing a master's in sports leadership ... Director of Athletics' Honor Roll.

Abel's Career Stats

Year
GP
GS
MIN
AVG
TOT
FG
TOT
FGA
TOT
%
3PT
FG
3PT
FGA
3PT
%
FT
FTM
FT
FTA
FT
%
REB
OFF
REB
DEF
REB
TOT
REB
AVG
PF
FO
AST
TO
BLK
STL
PTS
AVG
2010
32
20
792
24.8
79
218
.362
14
42
.333
41
56
.732
19
79
98
3.1
60
1
99
69
3
60
213
6.7
2011
33
33
1054
31.9
118
322
.366
32
87
.368
63
89
.708
17
131
148
4.5
64
1
157
109
7
81
331
10.0
Career
65
53
1846
28.4
197
540
.365
46
129
.357
104
145
.717
36
210
246
3.8
124
2
256
178
10
141
544
8.4

Abel's Career Highs

Points 26 at Northwestern - 3/18/10
Field Goals Made 10 at Northwestern - 3/18/10
Field Goals Attempted 17 at Northwestern - 3/18/10
Field Goal Percentage (minimum 6 attempts) .727 North Dakota State - 12/12/10
3-Pt. Field Goals Made 4 at Northwestern - 3/18/10
3-Pt. Field Goals Attempted 7 at Northwestern - 3/18/10
3-Pt. Field Goal Percentage (minimum 2 made) 1.000 (last) at La Salle 1/22/11
FT Made 9 at #19 Pittsburgh - 12/29/09
FT Attempted 10 (last) at Akron - 12/1/10
FT Percentage (minimum 4 made) 1.000 (last) Vanderbilt - 12/19/10
Rebounds 12 at Kansas - 3/19/11
Assists 9 at Kansas - 3/19/11
Steals 6 Saint Francis, Pa. - 12/22/10
Blocks 2 Temple - 2/5/11
Turnovers 8 at #10 West Virginia - 11/17/10
Minutes 42 at Massachusetts - 2/2/11
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