5 Vanessa Panousis
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  • 5' 7"
  • Brigidine College Randwick
  • Sydney, Australia
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Updated: June 3, 2016

2015-16 (junior): Played in 32 games with 29 starts... Averaged 8.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists ... Became the 24th member of the Virginia Tech 1,000-point club and just the ninth to reach the milestone as a junior... Panousis set the program record for 3-pointers made in ACC games... Tallied 11 points vs. Duke... Scored 14 points and had three assists at North Carolina... Had 10 points at No. 3/3 Notre Dame ... Scored 19 points vs. Clemson on a season-high seven made field goals... Named ESPNW’s Women’s National Player of the week on 12/7... Named the ACC Player of the Week on 12/7... Scored a season-high 21 points in upset win over No. 8/8 Tennessee... Had 15 points against College of Charleston ... Scored 14 points at Georgetown ... Tied the Cassell Coliseum record with six threes against George Mason as she scored 18 points ... Scored 16 points and had six assists against Presbyterian.

2014-15 (sophomore): Named ACC All-Tournament Second Team… Earned All-ACC Academic Team honors… Set the Virginia Tech single-season three-pointers made record with 77 while also setting the sophomore class record… Also set the Tech record for consecutive games with a three-pointer at 17, spanning her freshman season into sophomore… Averaged 13.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists… Appeared in and started 31 games last season… Had double-digit points 23 times, including five games with 20 or more points… Had 22 points against Old Dominion… Tallied 19 points versus Northwestern… Had three consecutive games with 20+ points: Western Carolina (24), Radford (21), Hofstra (23)… Tallied 16 points, six rebounds and four assists at Clemson… Recorded 18 points at NC State… Posted 16 points in Tech’s win over Wake Forest… Notched 18 points at Georgia Tech… Posted 18 points against No. 23 Syracuse… Posted 17 points at Virginia… Had 19 points, four rebounds and eight assists in the Hokies win over NC State in the ACC Tournament… Followed that up with 20 points against Pitt to help Tech advance to the quarterfinals… Represented Team Australia at the 2015 World University Games… ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2013-14 (freshman): Appeared in and started all 30 games… Broke the Virginia Tech single-season freshman record in assists with 121 on the season and three-pointers, tallying 58 which also ranks her fifth on the all-time single-season record list… The freshman three-pointer record had stood for more than 20 years (1989-90) while the assist record was set in 2002-03… Finished in the Tech single-season annals against ACC opponents ranked fourth in points (218), second in threes made (36) and second in assists (60)… Named ACC Rookie of the Week on Feb. 24… Was second on the team and 24th in the ACC in scoring, averaging 12.4 points per game and led the team and was seventh in the league in assists with 4.0 per game... Was seventh in the ACC in free throw percentage with .813… Recorded her first career start against Howard, tallying six assists… Dropped in 12 points and handed out five assists against Old Dominion... Led the Hokies against Florida with 24 points, becoming the first freshman to score over 20 points in a game since 2010... Tallied 14 points and five assists at Hofstra… Recorded 19 points versus Richmond... Posted 15 points and four assists versus Michigan State… Tallied 12 points, three rebounds and five assists at Radford… Had first career double-double with 10 assists and 15 points versus Robert Morris... Tallied 10 assists at Boston College, becoming the first Hokie since 2010-11 to have 10 or more assists in a game twice during a season... Scored 15 points against Miami... Scored 21 points and shot 5-8 on three-pointers against No. 3 Duke... Led the Hokies with 12 points at No. 2 Notre Dame... Recorded 18 points and hit 9-of-12 from the free throw line to help the Hokies secure the overtime win against Boston College... Tallied 13 points at Syracuse… Scored 16 points against No. 14 NC State... Scored 21 points and shot 5-of-7 from the three-point line at Wake Forest... Tallied 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting at Virginia... Racked up 21 points in a win over Pittsburgh and followed that up with a game-high 24 points on 7-of-12 shooting in a victory at No. 11 North Carolina... Recorded 13 points and five assists in a win over Clemson... ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Virginia Tech: Helped the Australian U19 at the FIBA World Championships in 2013 to a third place finish and a 7-2 record… Had 13 points against team Russia… Was captain of the 2012 Australian U17 World Championship team that finished fifth at the FIBA event… Led the team averaging 11 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as the Australian team finished with a 5-3 record… Was a starter for both the U17 and the U19 teams... Helped high school to a gold medal at the U18 National Junior Championships.

Personal: Vanessa Vassiliki Panousis… Born February 23, 1995… Daughter of Peter and the late Mary Panousis… Has a sister, Pamela and a brother, Andrew… Enrolled in Human Development.

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