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GENERAL: Talented player who is one of the top true centers in the MAAC...Powerful post presence who is nearly impossible to stop close to the basket...Skilled player with numerous interior moves...Uses intelligence and strength to convert a high percentage of her opportunities and get to the free throw line...In addition to being effective in the paint, has the ability to step outside and make perimeter jumpers.
AS A JUNIOR: Captured MAAC Player of the Year, becoming the third-consecutive player from Siena to win the honor...Appeared in all 33 games, starting 31 times...Scored in double figures 29 times...Tallied 13 double doubles on the season and recorded four in a row from December 8-28...Earned MAAC Player of the Week honors three times (12/30,2/17,3/3)...Matched a career-high with 29 points while ripping down 13 rebounds in first game of the season against Syracuse (11/15/02)...Mounted 23 points and a career-best 16 caroms at St. Bonaventure (12/21/02)...Listed in the conference's top five in scoring and rebounding...Poured in 24 points and cradled 10 rebounds at Manhattan (2/25/03)...Became the 20th player in school history to score over 1,000 points vs. Loyola (1/18/03).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Named MAAC Sixth Player of the Year...Also named to All-MAAC Second Team...Appeared in 23 games, starting two...Missed first seven games of the season with a stress fracture in her foot...60.5% field goal percentage set a school record...Scored in double figures in 19 games, including 13 straight in one stretch...Tallied four double-doubles, giving her 17 for her career...Led MAAC in field goal percentage (.605) and ranked sixth in scoring (15.5)...Terrorized Niagara, scoring 28 points with 10 rebounds in the season's first meeting (1/13/02) and then setting a new career-high with 29 points and 14 rebounds in the second (1/31/02)...Made game-winning basket in 75-73 win at Niagara... Posted 25 points and 10 rebounds in win over Fairfield (2/7/02).
AS A FRESHMAN: MAAC Rookie of the Year...MAAC Tournament MVP...All-MAAC Third-Team...Ranked first among all freshmen nationally in field goal percentage, and ninth among all players...Named MAAC Rookie of the Week six times, including an unprecedented five in a row (1/2, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26)...Played in each game, starting 24...Led MAAC freshmen in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage...Set new Siena record for rebounds by a freshman...264 rebounds sixth-highest single-season total in school history...13 double-doubles, second in the MAAC behind teammate Gunta Basko...Ten double-doubles in last 14 games ...Played brilliantly in MAAC final against Fairfield, scoring 20 of her 28 points after halftime...Also grabbed 10 rebounds in title game and shot 10 for 13 from the field...Carried Siena with 28 points and 18 rebounds in win over Iona (1/26/01)...Piled up 23 points and 19 rebounds against Rider (2/10/01).
HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Born on May 22, 1981...The daughter of Ziedonis and Daiga Jansone...Played on the Latvian National Team (U-18 and U-20)...Was the leading scorer in the qualifying tournament for Nationals at Slovania...Was the league's second-leading scorer and the Player of the Year in 1998.