21 Courtney Vandersloot
HIGH SCHOOL: Named the Seattle Times 2007 State Player of the Year...consensus first-team All-State honoree...was the state of Washington's leading scorer as a senior...averaged 26.0 points, 7.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 steals per game as a senior at Kentwood High School...led Kentwood to a 28-1 overall record in 2007 and a third place finish at the Washington State 4A Tournament...a two-time South Puget Sound League North Division MVP (junior/senior)...named state tournament Most Valuable Player after finishing one point shy of the Washington state record for points in a tournament with 113...named Most Valuable Player of the Washington State Coaches Association All-State basketball game as a senior...averaged 18.5 points, 7.2 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 4.5 steals per game as a junior...led her team to a 24-5 record, South Puget Sound League Champions, third place finish in the SW District and help the squad to its first trip to the Washington State 4A Tournament...all-time leading scorer at Kentwood High School with 1,684 points...rated the 63rd best prospect in the country by Scout.com and was the top point guard in the state of Washington, as well as one of the Top 15 point guards in the country.
Courtney Vandersloot's Collegiate Career
SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Named West Coast Conference Player of the Year...named West Coast Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player after averaging 15.5 points, 9.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals over the Zags to games...earned All-West Coast Conference accolades...named WBCA/State Farm Coaches' All-America honorable mention...named Associated Press All-America honorable mention...named a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award...named West Coast Conference Player of the Week three times and was the West Coast Conference Player of the Month for January and February...missed two games (Virginia/Eastern Washington) due to a sprained ankle...led the team in assists (239), 3-pointers (35) and steals (69)...finished third in the nation in assists per game at 7.5...was 18th in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.96), 71st in points per game (16.4) and 82nd in field goal percentage (47.1)...221 assists is most dished out in a Gonzaga season...third in career assists with 430 and 10th in 3-pointers made with 68...registered 26 double-figure point games and closed out the season with a streak of 11...had six double-doubles on the year (points/assists)...dished out double-digit assists in seven contests...scored a career-high 32 points at Marquette University (11/28) in the WBCA Classic...passed out a career-high 13 assists versus Montana State University (11/21)...hit a career-high four 3-pointers against Eastern Oregon University (11/14)...made a career-tying high five steals against the University of Pittsburgh in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...had four steals in five different contests.
SUMMER OF 2009: Invited to the USA World University Games Team Trials; the first player in Gonzaga history to receive an invite. '
JUNIOR (2009-10): West Coast Conference Player of the Year (second straight year)...All-West Coast Conference (third straight year)...West Coast Conference Tournament Most Valuable (second straight year)...two-time West Coast Conference Player of the Month...four-time West Coast Conference Player of the Week...WBCA Region 8 All-America...Naismith Trophy Top 30...Nancy Lieberman Award Finalist...Associated Press honorable mention All-America...State Farm Wade Trophy Finalist...State Farm Coaches' All-America honorable mention...John R. Wooden Award Finalist...played and started in all 34 games for the Bulldogs...had 10 double-doubles on the season (9 pts/ast, 1 pts/stls)...scored double-digits in 27 games and dished out double-figure assists in 12 contests...led the nation in assists per game at 9.4 per game and fourth in steals per game at 3.6...became the Zag and West Coast Conference all-time assist leader with 751...became the Gonzaga steals leader at 252...scored a season-high 26 points against Saint Mary's College (1/14/10)...had a career-high 16 dimes against the University of North Dakota (11/25/09)...dished out 15 assists twice; at Loyola Marymount (1/23/10) and against the University of North Carolina (3/20/10) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...began the season with a 20 point, 11 steal, nine assist performance at South Dakota State University (11/3/09)...her 11 steals is a Gonzaga and WCC single-game record...was second on the team in points per game at 14.1 and was second on the squad in 3-pointers made with 36.
SENIOR (2010-11): Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner...WBCA State Farm Coaches' All-America Team...John R. Wooden All-American...USBWA All-America...Associated Press All-America honorable mention...Nancy Lieberman Award winner...three-time West Coast Conference Player of the Year and three-time West Coast Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player...led the nation is assists (10.1)...first player in NCAA Division I history, men's or women's, to close out the career with 2,000 points and 1,000 assists, finishing with 2,073 points and 1,118 assists...broke the NCAA single-season assist record with 367 and the GU's single-season scoring record with 712...Her 1,118 career assists stands third in the NCAA record book...had 19 double-digit assist games... scored double-figure points in 35 of 36 contests...registered 18 double-doubles...recorded first double-digit assist game of senior season against Whitman College; handed out 11...scored a game-high 24 points and dished out 10 assists in 6-point loss to No. 3 Stanford, Nov. 21...handed out 14 assists in win over Washington State Dec. 11, at San Diego Jan. 29, versus Portland, Feb. 4 and again against the Pilots, March 6...scored a career-high 34; second 30-plus game of the season, against the University of Iowa in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, March 19...dished out a then-career-high 16 assists against Saint Mary's in the WCC Tournament championship game...handed out a career-high 17 assists (also tying a school single-game assist record) against UCLA in second round of NCAA Tournament...named West Coast Conference Player of the Month for November, January and March...named WCC Player of the Week Dec. 6, Jan. 17, Jan. 24 & Feb. 21...named to the State Farm Holiday Hoops Classic All-Tournament team...named to the NCAA Tournament Spokane Regional All-Tournament Team...was drafted No. 3 overall in the 2011 WNBA Draft; selected by the Chicago Sky.
Misc.: 3.53 high school GPA...Parents are Bill and Jan Vandersloot.
"Courtney is the heart and soul of our basketball team. She is a tremendous leader, hard worker and one of the greatest competitors in women's basketball today. She comes up the biggest when the spotlight is the brightest--a true gamer. Her court vision, ability to set her teammates up and her ability to get into the lane and make things happen make her an imposing threat. All the while she remains humble and is always focused on the team's success."
06/22/2015 - Fortier Named to WBCA Board of Directors
06/22/2015 - Palmer to Play for USA All-Star Team in China
06/19/2015 - Gonzaga Student-Athletes Winning in the Classroom
06/19/2015 - Gonzaga Student-Athletes Receive Undergraduate Degrees
05/06/2015 - WBB to Play in 2015 Hall of Fame Challenge
06/19/2015 - GU Celebrates Senior Student-Athletes at Evening of Excellence
04/17/2015 - Fortier to Throw Out First Pitch at Safeco Field Monday
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