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

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 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 … studying in Santa Clara’s Leavey School of Business.