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#2 Emily Waner
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
City/State: Highlands Ranch, Colo.
High School: Colorado/ThunderRidge
Experience: 2 Letters
Emily Waner Bio
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Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 10/29/2009

Career...
In three years, hit 49 of 150 three-pointers for a 32.7 percentage ... saw action in 72 contests and posted a 1.3 assist/turnover ratio.

As a Senior at Duke (2007-08)...
Played in 18 games, while starting three contests ... averaged 1.8 points, 1.6 assists, 0.9 rebounds and 0.4 steals in only 9.8 minutes a game ... started the season-opener at Denver and other road contests at 18th-ranked Vanderbilt and at Penn State ... hit 9-of-24 from three-point land for a 37.5 percentage ... dished 28 assists to only 17 turnovers ... scored a season-high six points as she hit 2-of-3 from downtown in a victory against UNC Greensboro ... also hit three-pointers against Denver, South Florida, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, N.C. Central, Florida State and Virginia Tech ... her three-pointer late in the second half against Pittsburgh in the Madison Square Garden helped lead Duke to a key victory over the Panthers ... took a leave of absence from the team prior to the Wake Forest game on Feb. 10.

As a Junior at Duke (2006-07)...
Saw playing time in 31 of 34 games, averaging 3.6 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists while playing 15.0 minutes per game ... had a career-high 12 points in the win over Dartmouth, going 4-of-8 from the field ... played a career-high 23 minutes against Miami and pulled down a career-high seven boards ... also had a career-high four steals in the Jan. 13 win over then-top-ranked Maryland ... hit 26 three-pointers, which ranked third on the Duke squad ... nailed at least one three-pointer in 21 of 34 games and had a streak of 14 straight games with at least one three pointer.

As a Sophomore at Duke (2005-06) ...
Saw action in 23 contests, while averaging 2.3 points and 1.0 assists in 8.8 minutes a game ... hit 14 of 39 three-pointers for a 35.9 percentage ... played a career-high 16 minutes against Arkansas St. as she scored a career-high eight points, hitting 2-of-3 treys ... dished out a career-best four assists against St. John’s ... hit two or more three-pointers against four opponents.

As a Freshman at Colorado (2003-04) ...
Started eight of 30 games played at the guard position ... averaged 7.1 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals a contest ... a two-time Big 12 Freshman of the Week selection ... became the first true freshman to start a game for Colorado since Randie Wirt in 2000-01 ... kicked off her career with 17 points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal against Old Dominion ... in the ODU game, hit a career-best five three-pointers in 31 minutes ... scored double-figure points in eight contests ... hit 51 three-pointers on the season with a 39.2 percentage ... her 39.2 percentage ranked 10th in the Big 12, while her 1.7 three-pointers per game ranked seventh ... matched her career high with 17 points against Syracuse ... hit the game-winning shot against Notre Dame on Nov. 15, finishing with 10 points.

Prior To Duke...
Attended ThunderRidge H.S., where she was named Colorado Miss Basketball as a senior ... led ThunderRidge to the 5A State Championship in her final year under head coach Ron Burgin with a 23-1 record ... averaged 17.8 points, 6.2 assists, 3.6 steals and 3.1 rebounds as a senior ... hit 63.2 percent from the floor and 52.4 percent from three-point range ... as a senior, selected Denver Post Miss Basketball, Joint Effort High School Player of the Year, 5A State Tournament MVP, Denver Post All-Colorado, Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado, 5A first team All-State, first team All-Continental League ... nominated for McDonald’s and WBCA All-America, while being named Student Sports Magazine Honorable Mention All-America ... earned MVP of “The Show II” All-Star Showcase and made the Nike Tournament of Champions All-Tournament team ... as a junior, averaged 15.0 points, 5.9 assists, 3.4 steals and 3.5 rebounds ... led ThunderRidge to the state semifinals with a 21-3 record ... selected Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado, first team All-State by the Rocky Mountain News, Honorable Mention All-State by the Denver Post, first team All-Continental League and 2002 Street & Smith’s Honorable Mention All-America ... participated in the 2002 adidas All-America Camp, 2002 USA Basketball Olympic Development Festival, “The Show” All-Star Showcase and was named TRHS Hoopster of the Year ... as a sophomore, averaged 13.4 points and 3.4 rebounds, leading the team to a 17-5 record ... freshman year averaged 7.6 points and 2.5 rebounds ... lettered all four years at ThunderRidge leading the Grizzlies to an 82-12 record  ... led ThunderRidge to the 2002 Continental League Championship, 2001 League Runner-up, 2000 Prairie League Championship, 2000 4A State Qualifier and 2002 5A State Semifinals ... her AAU team, the Colorado Hoopsters, was the 2001 Nike Cup Champion, 2002 U.S. Junior Nationals Runner-up and 2002 Nike Cup Finalist ... lettered in track and was a state qualifier in the open 400 meter dash.

Personal...
Full name is Emily Elizabeth Waner ... born February 5, 1985, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. ... daughter of Tim and Jeanie Waner ... has one sister, Abby (20), who was a junior at Duke in 2007-08 ... has one brother, Alex (15) ... a four-time academic letterwinner at ThunderRidge and graduated with a 4.039 grade point average ... ranked 20th in a class of 383, earning valedictorian honors ... selected homecoming queen as a senior ... majored in biological anthropology and anatomy.

Up Close With Emily Waner...
I knew I could play D-I basketball when... I started playing AAU basketball in seventh grade with the Colorado Hoopsters.

My best friend is... My sister Abby.

If I could change one basketball  rule, it would be... I would move the 3-point line back according to international regulations.

My best non-athletic talent is... Drawing.

The word that best describes myself is... Driven.

My dream job would be... To be a Doctor.

My favorite Web site is... Webshots.

I would like to star in a music video with... Kenny Chesney in Mexico.

My craziest ambition is... To work and help in third world countries as a doctor and from a global health perspective.

What would your “I’d Rather Be...” bumper sticker say if you could design one yourself?...  “I’d Rather Be At The Beach.”

I chose my number because... Ever since I was little I was two and Abby was one.


Career Highs

Points 12 at Dartmouth (12-29-06)

Rebounds 7 vs. Miami (1-3-07)

Assists 4 vs. St. John’s (12-28-05)

Blocks 2 vs. SMU (12-20-06)

Steals 4 vs. Maryland (1-13-07)

Field Goals 4 at Dartmouth (12-29-06)

FG Attempts 9 vs. Miami (1-3-07)

3PFG 2 9 times - most recent vs. Virginia (3-2-07)

3PFG Attempts 6 vs. Old Dominion (12-29-06)

3PFG%  1.000 (3-3) vs. Virginia (2-10-06)

Free Throws 2 3 times - most recent at Rutgers (12-4-06)

FT Attempts 3 vs. Arkansas State (11-26-05)

FT Percentage  1.000 (2-2) vs. N.C. State (1-19-06)

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