Xavier women's basketball player Ashley Wanninger sat down with BIG EAST Commissioner Val Ackerman when the conference leader visited campus last week. The two women spoke about the BIG EAST, Ackerman's influences as a child and in her professional career and even the person Ackerman would most like to meet.
The Xavier women's basketball team has been hard at work in the weight room - and outside - during the offseason. Strength and conditioning coach Jacob Dyslin talks about the more interesting ways the team has been training.
Xavier sent off its 2012 Senior Class with a 70-61 victory over Massachusetts at Cintas Center on Sunday. Seniors Sabrina Johnson and Tyeasha Moss were honored after the game and scored a team-high 13 points a piece.
As a Junior (2012-13) Game-By-Game Stats Appeared and started in all 29 games ... averaged 33.8 minutes, 9.3 points and 3.4 rebounds ... ranked fourth in free throw percentage (.787), sixth in three-point percentage (.349) and 10th in minutes (33.8) in the Atlantic 10 ... tallied a trifecta in 27 contests, including two or more 16 times ... scored 15 points and snagged five boards in the season-opener vs. Bucknell (Nov. 10) ... drained 4-of-8 triples en route to 15 points vs. Duke (Nov. 25) ... finished with 10 points vs. Appalachian State (Nov. 30) ... played 49 of 50 minutes of the double-overtime game at Cincinnati (Dec. 2) and finished with nine points ... scored 14 points vs. UNC Wilmington (Dec. 18) ... went 7-of-8 from the charity stripe and finished with 10 points vs. NIU (Dec. 28) ... scored a team-high 14 points at Virginia (Dec. 29) ... earned UVA Cavalier Classic All-Tournament team honors ... scored 15 points at Butler (Jan. 17) on 4-of-7 shooting from behind the arc ... scored a team-high 19 points at Charlotte (Jan. 20) ... recorded her first career double-double with 15 points and 12 boards at Richmond (Jan. 27) ... pitched in with 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting against Saint Louis (Jan. 31) ... tallied 11 points and nine rebounds vs. St. Bonaventure (Feb. 3) ... scored 14 points vs. George Washington (Feb. 27) ... finished with 13 points and five rebounds vs. Temple in the first round of the A-10 Championship (Mar. 8).
As a Sophomore (2011-12) Game-By-Game Stats Appeared in 28 games, making 19 starts ... averaged 28.4 minutes, 3.7 points and 2.2 rebounds ... tallied a trifecta in 15 contests, including two or more six times ... played six 40-minute games during the season ... averaged 37.4 minutes per contest in league play, which ranked fifth in the A-10 ... scored 10 points at Louisville (Nov. 20), all of which came in the second half of the game ... made her first career start against Morehead State (Dec. 6) and finished with five points, five assists and three rebounds ... recorded her first career block against Oklahoma (Dec. 20) ... knocked down 2-of-3 from long range at Duquesne (Jan. 10), scoring six points and grabbing five rebounds ... grabbed seven rebounds to go with six points, two assists and a block against Temple (Jan.24) ... played all 40 minutes for the Musketeers at Rhode Island (Jan. 28), scoring nine points on 3-of-7 shooting from long range ... chipped in with eight points at George Washington (Feb. 8) ... scored seven points, including knocking down 4-of-6 from the charity stripe, at Fordham (Feb. 11) ... posted 12 points, going 4-of-9 from behind the arc, against Massachusetts (Feb. 26) in the regular season finale ... grabbed four rebounds, dished out three assists and recorded two steals vs. La Salle in the first round of the 2012 A-10 Championship.
As A Freshman (2010-11) Game-By-Game Stats Saw action in 24 games during her first season as a Musketeer ... averaged 5.8 minutes and 1.2 points ... tallied a triple in five contests, including two or more twice ... made her collegiate debut at South Carolina (Nov. 12) ... shot 3-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-8 from behind the arc, and finished with eight points in 26 minutes vs. Troy (Nov. 26) ... finished with 10 points, five boards and five assists in only 19 minutes vs. Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 30).
High School Averaged 16.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game her senior season at Colerain ... helped lead her team to an overall record of 17-5 and a league mark of 11-3, finishing in second place in the Greater Miami Conference ... named to the All-Ohio DI First Team and was honored as the Cincinnati Enquirer and Greater Cincinnati Hall of Fame 2010 Player of the Year following her senior season ... averaged 15.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game during her junior season ... voted as a Second Team All-District and Honorable Mention All-State selection in 2008-09 ... finished her high school career ranked 21st in free throw percentage (79.0), 24th in 3-point field goal percentage (37.6) and 30th in made 3-pointers (179) in the Ohio girls basketball record books.
Personal Born July 17, 1992 in Cincinnati, Ohio ... daughter of Barry and Alice Wanninger ... has one brother, B.J. ... brother played football at Otterbein ... art major.
2013-14 Season-Highs Points: 26 vs. Georgetown (Jan. 8, 2014) Rebounds: 8 vs. SJU (Jan. 5, 2014) Assists: 4 on four occasions (last at Georgetown; Feb. 8, 2014) Blocks: 2 at Providence (Feb. 22, 2014) Steals: 2 on seven occasions (last at Butler; Feb. 25, 2014) Field Goals: 8 on three occasions (last vs. Creighton; Feb. 18, 2014) FG Attempts: 15 on two occasions (last vs. GU; Mar. 8, 2014) Three-Pointers: 5 on three occasions (last vs. MU; Feb. 15, 2014) 3-PT Attempts: 12 on two occasions (last vs. GU; Mar. 8, 2014) Free Throws: 8 vs. UAPB (Nov. 17, 2013) FT Attempts: 11 vs. UAPB (Nov. 17, 2013) Minutes: 40 vs. Georgetown (Mar. 8, 2014)
Career-Highs Points: 26 vs. Georgetown (Jan. 8, 2014) Rebounds: 12 at Richmond (Jan. 27, 2013) Assists: 5 on two occasions (last vs. Morehead State; Dec. 6, 2011) Blocks: 2 on four occasions (last at Providence; Feb. 22, 2014) Steals: 4 at Massachusetts (Mar. 2, 2013) Field Goals: 8 on four occasions (last vs. Creighton; Feb. 18, 2014) FG Attempts: 15 on two occasions (last vs. GU; Mar. 8, 2014) Three-Pointers: 5 on three occasions (last vs. MU; Feb. 15, 2014) 3-PT Attempts: 12 on two occasions (last vs. GU; Mar. 8, 2014) Free Throws: 10 at Richmond (Jan. 27, 2013) FT Attempts: 11 on two occasions (last vs. UAPB; Nov. 17, 2013) Minutes: 49 at Cincinnati (Dec. 2, 2012)
Superlative Stats Double Figure Points: 35 20+ Points: 4 Team Leader In Scoring: 16 Double-Doubles: 1 5+Field Goals: 12 Games With A Three: 72 2+ Three-Pointers: 42 3+ Three-Pointers: 19 5+ Three-Pointers: 3 5+ Rebounds: 21 Games With A Steal: 46 Multi-Steals: 17 30+ Minutes: 64 Starts: 79