Women's Basketball

45 Vanessa Leo
45 Vanessa Leo
Height: 6-4
Year: RS Sophomore
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Archbishop Mitty
Position: Forward-Center
Major: Marketing

2013-14 Action Photos

SOPHOMORE 2013-14: Appeared in all 30 games and made eight starts ... averaged 5.6 ppg and 4.3 rpg ... made first career start at UNLV and had four reb. in 14 min. ... started vs. San Jose State and scored a career-high 19 pts. with seven reb. and three blk. in 21 min ... started and scored 16 points with career-high 14 reb., two ast. and one stl. in 25 min. vs. UC Riverside ... started and played 30 min. vs. San Francisco State with 12 pts., 11 reb. and one ast. ... started at CSU Northridge and scored six pts. with five reb., two ast. and one stl. in 21 min. ... scored eight pts. with five reb. and two ast. in the start vs. Hampton while playing 23 min. ... started at Fresno State and played 21 min. while scoring five pts. with eight reb., one blk. and one stl. ... at Utah Valley played 15 min. with five pts., two reb., one blk., and one stl. ... scored six pts. with seven reb. and one ast. in 16 min. vs. UC Davis ... in 14 min. vs. Georgia State, scored four pts. with three reb., one ast., and one blk. ... played 14 min. vs. USF and scored six pts., with four reb. and one ast. ... scored two pts. with three reb., one ast., and one blk. in 10 min. at Pepperdine ... played 16 min. at LMU and scored two pts. with one reb. and three blk. ... scored 13 pts. vs. Saint Mary’s with three reb., two blk, and one ast. in 24 min. ... scored 12 pts. with six reb. and two blks. in 13 min. vs. Pacific ... played 10 min. vs. Portland and scored four pts. with three reb., one stl., and one ast. ... scored six pts., with two reb., two ast., and two blk. in 25 min. vs. No. 23 Gonzaga ... had three reb. in nine min. at San Diego ... scored one pt. with five reb. and one stl. at BYU in 17 min. ... scored four pts. with one reb. in 15 min. at No. 23 Gonzaga ... had two reb. in seven min. at Portland ... scored eight pts. with five reb. and three stl. in 20 min. vs. BYU ... had one reb. and one stl. in nine min. vs. San Diego ... scored eight pts. with two reb. and one blk. in 17 min. at San Francisco ... scored seven pts. with six reb., one ast. and one blk. at Pacific ... scored four pts. with three reb. and one stl. in 15 min. at Saint Mary’s ... had two reb. and one ast. in nine min. vs. LMU ... scored four pts. with three reb. and one stl. in 10 min. vs. Pepperdine ... played three min. vs. Pepperdine at the WCC Tournament.

FRESHMAN 2012-13: Scored two pts. vs. UC Irvine…scored two pts. at Pacific…Played four minutes vs. Toledo…Scored four pts. vs. CSU Northridge…Had one rebound at Gonzaga … played 2 min. at San Diego … scored 1 pt., had 3 reb. vs. BYU … scored 8 pts., had 11 reb. at LMU, setting career-highs in both categories … scored 4 pts. in 13 min. at USF … scored 2 pts., had 4 reb. at BYU … scored 5 pts., had 2 reb. in 16 min. vs. Gonzaga … scored 2 pts., had 2 blk. vs. Pepperdine … scored 2 pts., had 5 reb. at Saint Mary’s … scored 1 pt., had 2 reb. in 8 min. vs. San Diego …played 3 min, had 1 reb. against LMU in the WCC Tournament.

REDSHIRT IN 2011-12: Recovered from injury; did not suit up for a game.

HIGH SCHOOL: Starred Northern California Division II power Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose … helped Mitty win two CIF-Central Coast Section (CCS) Division II titles and three-straight Western Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) championships … averaged over seven rebounds and nearly three blocks per game as a senior … recognized as one of the top defenders in the CCS … 2011 McDonald's All-America nominee … named a Second Team 2011 All-WCAL honoree … also named a San Jose Mercury News All-Area Honorable Mention and a San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Honorable Mention … Cal-Hi Sports 2011 All-State CCS Division II nominee … played against current SCU classmate Nici Gilday in the 2011 CCS championship game, held at Santa Clara University’s Leavey Center … part of Santa Clara’s nationally recognized recruiting class, announced in November 2010 … played club basketball with the San Jose Cagers Blue program.

PERSONAL: Born in San Jose, Calif. as the daughter of Guy and Barbara Leo … older sister of former Santa Clara teammate Lindsay Leo … dad and uncle played collegiate basketball ... cousin played professional football in Canada ... another uncle played professional basketball in Australia ... also played alongside another SCU teammate, Iman Scott, at Archbishop Mitty … honor roll student at Mitty, graduating with a 3.6 cum GPA … enjoys cooking, movies and dancing … She will be majoring in Marketing.