Duke Women's Basketball BIO
4 Abby Waner
WNBA Draft: Selected with the 21st pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft by the New York Liberty.
In The ACC Record Book: Ranks 13th with 313 steals ... is 19th with a 2.4 steals per game average ... her 222 three-pointers made is 12th, while her 691 three-pointers attempted is seventh.
In The Duke Record Book: Owns the single-game record for steals with 10 against Utah Valley on Dec. 18, 2007 ... over her four years, totaled 1,408 points to rank 10th ... attempted 1,283 field goals to rank seventh ... her 222 three-pointers made and 691 three-pointers attempted is Duke single-season records ... dished out 432 assists to rank sixth all-time ... swiped 313 steals to rank second ... her 68 three-pointers made as a sophomore tied the single-season record along with Jessica Foley ... totaled 55 treys as a senior to rank 10th ... registered 188 three-point field goal attempts as a sophomore and junior to rank tied for second on the single-season charts, while her 184 attempts ranks fourth ... posted 85 steals as a sophomore and 83 as a senior to rank fourth and fifth, respectively, on the single-season list ... her 80 steals as a junior ranks tied for sixth.
Career Notes: Became only the fifth player in ACC history and the second Duke player to register over 1,400 points, 400 rebounds, 400 assists and 300 steals -- Alana Beard (Duke), Marion Jones (UNC), Dawn Staley (Virginia) and Pam Leake (UNC) ... won two gold medals with USA Basketball in 2005 and 2007 ... started 111-of-131 contests over her four-year career at Duke ... was one of only six Blue Devils to lead her team in scoring as a sophomore (14.1) ... posted two double-doubles -- one with points/assists (19/10) and one with points/steals (19/10) ... a three-time first team All-ACC Tournament selection ... became the first Duke player and the eighth player in ACC history to notch 45 or more treys in four straight years ... led Duke to a 109-22 overall and 46-9 ACC mark ... a two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III selection ... led Duke to the NCAA Championship game as a freshman, the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 as a sophomore and junior and the NCAA Tournament second round as a senior.
As a Senior (2008-09): Earned First Team All-ACC Tournament honors ... recipient of the Robin Roberts/WBCA Broadcasting Scholarship ... named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... Honorable Mention All-ACC and Lowe’s Senior Class Award Finalist ... selected as a Naismith Candidate for Player of the Year for the second year in a row ... averaged 9.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.7 steals per game with a free throw percentage of 78.0 ... made a total of 55 three-point field goals on the season which ranks 10th most treys made in a season in Duke history ... went 10-of-17 for a season-high 24 points against Southern ... Lowe’s Senior Class Award Second Team Senior All-America ... with a three-pointer in the first half against Clemson on Feb. 13th became Duke’s all-time leader in three-point field goals made, breaking Georgia Schweitzer’s mark of 202 ... missed only two-of-33 games, one against Virginia Tech due to illness and the other against Austin Peay in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament due to a sprained knee ... started all 31 of the games she played while averaging 31.5 minutes played ... State Farm Wade Trophy preseason candidate for National Player of the Year ... ranked 21st nationally in the NCAA with a 2.7 steals per game average ... in the ACC stats, ranked seventh in steals (3.5), sixth in steals (2.7) and eighth in 1.8 three-pointers made per game ... registered double-figure scoring 14 games.
As a Junior (2007-08): An Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America ... selected as a Naismith Candidate for National Player of the Year ... All-ACC third team ... All-ACC Tournament first team honors ... named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III and to the All-ACC Academic team ... missed four contests early in the season due to an ankle injury ... ranked 57th nationally with a 2.6 steals per game average ... in the ACC stats, ranked 27th in scoring (10.3), sixth in assists (3.77), fifth in steals (2.58), seventh in assist/turnover ratio (1.29), eighth in three-point field goals made (1.58) and 10th in three-point field goal percentage (26.1) ... in ACC games only, ranked 29th in scoring (9.7), fourth in assists (4.07), tied for fifth in steals (2.50), tied for 12th in three-point field goals made (1.36) and second in assist/turnover ratio (1.54) ... totaled her second career double-double with 19 points and 10 steals against Utah Valley ... her 10 steals broke Duke’s single game record ... attempted 188 three-point field goals, which ranks tied for second on the Duke single season charts ... her 80 steals ranked tied for fifth on Duke’s single season charts ... became the 23rd player in Duke history to register 1,000 career points.
Summer of 2007 (U21 World Championship): Led the USA U21 World Championship team to an 8-0 record and the gold medal in Moscow, Russia ... started two of eight contests, while averaging 5.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 18.5 minutes a contest.
As a Sophomore (2006-07): Started all 34 games of the season ... selected to the John R. Wooden Award midseason list as well as State Farm Wade Watch list as a National Player of the Year candidate ... named to the All-ACC second team and All-ACC Tournament first team ... earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III honors ... Blue Sky Classic All-Tournament team ... All-ACC Academic Team ... Duke Student-Athlete of the week on Dec. 15 and ACC Player of the Week on Dec. 11 ... averaged 14.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.5 steals ... burst on the national scene after scoring 24 points on 6-of-9 three-pointers from everywhere on the court against Tennessee ... finished the season ranked tied for 18th in the ACC in scoring (12.9), tied for 10th in three-point field goals made (1.50), tied for 12th in assists (3.07), tied for fourth in steals (2.43) and sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.48) ... hit 68 three-pointers which tied for first on Duke’s single-season charts, while her 85 steals was fourth and 188 three-pointers attempted was second.
As a Freshman (2005-06): Earned All-ACC Freshman Team honors, after starting 15 of 35 contests ... became the eighth freshman under Gail Goestenkors and 17th overall freshman to start her first collegiate game at Duke ... averaged 8.9 points, 3.2 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 steals ... started 15 out of the first 16 games of the season ... selected to the Bridgeport Regional All-Tournament Team, after averaging 12.0 points, 2.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and hitting 5-of-11 three-pointers ... hit 50 of 131 three-pointers for a 38.2 percentage ... her 50 three-pointers made and 131 attempts were both Duke freshman records ... ranked tied for 10th on Duke’s single-season three-pointers attempted list (131) ... collected a double-double with 19 points and 10 assists against San Diego ... selected Duke Student-Athlete of the Week (Dec. 23), ACC Rookie of the Week (Nov. 21) and ACC Co-Rookie of the Week (Dec. 5) ... in the ACC stats, ranked 14th in assists (3.2), 13th in three-point field goal percentage (38.2) and 12th in assist/turnover ratio (1.30) ... notched a Duke freshman record five three-pointers against Colorado State ... one of only two players in the ACC to register over 100 assists, 60 steals and 50 three-pointers.
Summer of 2005 (U19 World Championship): Started all eight games, leading the squad to an 8-0 record and only the second gold medal in six attempts for the U19 team ... averaged 8.9 points, 3.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds and hit 40.6 percent of her three-pointers.
Summer of 2004 (Junior World Championship): Led the Junior World Championship Qualifying Team to a 5-0 record in Tunisia ... started all five contests while averaging 12.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.2 steals.
Summer of 2004 (Youth Development Festival): Played for the West Team during the 2004 Women’s Youth Development Festival ... led the team to a 5-0 record ... averaged a festival-best 17.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 3.8 steals ... hit 53.4 percent of her field goals and 53.6 percent from three-point range ... had a festival record six steals in a single game, tied the festival record with five three-pointers in a game, had a record 89 points and a record 19 steals.
Prior To Duke: Named Gatorade and McDonald’s National Player of the Year ... as a senior, averaged 32.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.7 steals and 6.9 assists at ThunderRidge H.S. ... selected first team USA Today, EA Sports, Slam and Parade All-America ... named National H.S. Senior Athlete of the Year for girls’ basketball by the National High School Coaches Association ... led ThunderRidge to a 26-2 overall record as a senior and finished ranked seventh in the USA Today rankings ... three straight Class 5A State Championships ... a two-time Colorado Miss Basketball honoree ... led the McDonald’s All-America West team to an 80-64 victory as she scored nine points, had four rebounds, three assists and three steals ... in the WBCA High School All-America game, led the White team to a 92-88 victory as she scored 16 points ... registered a triple-double in a game with 45 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists ... during her senior year, scored 20 or more points and hit at least one three-pointer in all 28 contests ... finished her career with 2,670 points and a scoring average of 27.2, which was the second-most points in state history ... broke a 22-year-old state record by scoring 61 points in the regular season finale ... led ThunderRidge to a 62-game in-state winning streak and 41-0 record at home during her four years ... USA Today’s Preseason Super 25 girls players selection ... first team All-America by Scout.com ... named Colorado Player of the Year and first team All-State as a junior ... led the state in scoring with a 31.8 average ... in three years at ThunderRidge, totaled 1,760 points, 421 rebounds, 395 assists, 375 steals and 43 blocks ... as a junior, averaged 31.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 5.4 steals ... hit 60.0 percent of her field goals and 36.0 percent from three-point land, while scoring 762 points ... led team to a 22-2 record and a Class 5A State Championship ... as a sophomore, averaged 23.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.7 steals ... earned Street & Smith’s All-America Honorable Mention, first team All-State, first team All-Conference, and StudentSports.com All-America ... led H.S. team to a 23-1 record and took home the Class 5A State Championship ... averaged 19.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 4.8 steals as a freshman ... led ThunderRidge to a 21-5 record ... played for the Colorado Hoopsters for AAU.
Personal: Full name is Abigail Nellie Waner ... born on October 31, 1986, in Engelwood, Colo. ... daughter of Tim and Jeanie Waner ... has one sister, Emily (23), and one brother, Alex (16) ... her father, Tim, played professional baseball in the New York Yankee organization ... her sister, Emily, played basketball at Duke and graduated in May of 2008 ... posted a 3.95 grade-point-average in high school ... named the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Girls High School Athlete of the Year in 2006 ... majored in English ... a sideline reporter for ESPN and ESPNU as a senior for one men’s basketball game and three football games at Duke -- part of ESPNU’s Campus Connection ... a feature’s host for the David Cutcliffe Football Show.