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#54 Nicole Canepa
Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
High School: St. Ignatius Prep
Experience: 3 Years
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CAREER ACCOLADES
2009-10:
Pac-10 Player of the Week (Nov. 23), 2009 World Vision All-Tournament Team

2007-08: Pac-10 All-Freshman Honorable Mention

ENTERS THE 2010-11 SEASON...
...as one of Oregon’s most experienced post players ranking second on the roster in career points (616), career rebounds (321) and games played (83), while leading the roster with 63 blocked shots.

AS A JUNIOR • 2009-10
Part of coach Westhead’s main rotation, appeared in all 34 games...averaged career-highs scoring 8.8 points and grabbing 4.5 rebounds per game while totaling 40 blocked shots...recorded 13 double-figure scoring games...completed 9-of-12 3-point play attempts...was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Nov. 23 after opening the season by averaging 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in wins over Eastern Washington and Montana...in the 86-81 win at Montana, led the Ducks with a career and game-high 18 points while scoring six points in the final 3:47 including the basket that gave the Ducks the lead for good (11/22)...began the season averaging 14.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in the Ducks’ first six games...tied the Oregon single-game scoring record with a team-leading 38 points at Arizona, shooting 14-of-18 (.778) from the floor and 10-of-12 the free-throw line with eight rebounds (01/16)...her 38 points is the highest single-game scoring effort in a Pac-10 game in Oregon program history.

AS A SOPHOMORE • 2008-09
Missed 10 games during the season due to two separate ankle injuries...sat out the season opener at San Jose State with a sprained right ankle...missed the first 10 games of the Pac-10 season (Jan. 2- Jan. 31) with a left ankle sprain...averaged 5.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game, playing in 19 contests and making five starts..shot 44.3 percent (35-of-79) from the floor and 72.7 percent (40-of-55) from the free-throw line...reached double figures twice during the season, scoring a season-high 13 points vs. Georgia Tech (12/13) and 11 points vs. No. 7 Baylor (12/20).

AS A FRESHMAN • 2007-08
Played in 30 games and made 20 starts during her rookie season...started the first eight games of the year, and started the final 10 as well...was hampered midway through the season by an ankle sprain suffered on the opening tip against Tulsa on Dec. 19...finished the season averaging 6.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, while shooting 42.6 percent from the floor...was an influential player on the court for the Ducks as Oregon finished strong winning four of its final six...during the last 10 games of the year, was second on the team in scoring (8.9 ppg) and rebounding (4.9 rpg)...was also 21-of-32 from the free-throw line during that stretch...in her first three games in an Oregon uniform, recorded double figures; 14 vs. San Jose State (11/10), 13 vs. South Dakota State (11/15), 16 vs. Marquette (11/20)...other season highlights included a 14-point, six-rebound effort during a 66-45 win over Long Beach State (11/29)...had 13 rebounds in loss to South Florida (12/18)...finally fully healthy after an ankle injury, scored 12 points off the bench on 6-of-9 shooting vs. Washington State (01/17)...in her return to the starting lineup at Arizona State (02/02), scored 11 points (5-of-7) and grabbed six rebounds...the following game led Oregon with 12 against No. 6 Stanford (02/07)...also added 12 at Washington (02/15) and 11 vs. USC (02/21)...helped the Ducks to a 66-55 victory over UCLA with seven points and 10 rebounds...finished the season with her first double-double of the year, scoring 11 points to go along with a game-high 14 rebounds in 67-60 Pac-10 Tournament quarterfinal loss to No. 10 California (03/08).

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2007 graduate of St. Ignatius Prep in San Francisco...was a four-year varsity center for head coach Julie Berry...was a three-time first team all-West Catholic League selection...as a junior helped the Wildcats to the 2006 WCAL championship as well as the CCS title...was a Division III all-NorCal and all-state selection from 2004-06...was also a Street and Smith All-American honorable mention...lists her best performance as scoring 37 points against Miramonte High School.

CLUB
Played for Nor Cal Elite and head coach Davin Johnson in 2006...teammates included Vicki Baugh, now playing at Tennessee and Coco Davis of San Diego State.

PERSONAL
Born Dec. 23, 1988...parents are Gordon and Charlene Canepa...majoring in Sports Marketing.

CAREER HIGHS
Points:
38 at Arizona (01.16.10)
Rebounds:
14 vs. #10 California (03.08.08)
Assists:
4 vs. Long Beach State (12.06.09)
Blocks:
3, 3x, last vs. Oregon State (02.06.10)
Steals:
2, 2x, last at Utah (12.22.09)
Double-Doubles:
2
Double-Figure Scoring:
25
Double Figure Rebounding:
5
20+ Point Games:
1
30+ Point Games:
1

 

GETTING TO KNOW NIC
 

Nickname
Nic or Shmirf

Favorite athlete to watch in another sport
Buster Posey from the San Francisco Giants

Favorite midnight snack
peppers

Celebrity crush
Edward Cullen

Favorite spot on campus
Jaqua Center

TV show I would most want to appear on and why
Jersey Shore so I could fist pump

During road trips, who is the best and worst roommate to have
BEST: Ellyce because you’ll never be late. WORST: Jasmine because she snores.

Best advice I have ever received
Life is what you make of it

Ten years from now I will be...
31

Favorite moment in a game
When Kristi had to be point

My biggest achievement on the court was
Making it to the WNIT Sweet 16

I am ashamed to admit this, but I really like...
to constantly organize things

Place I most want to visit
Bahamas

The greatest influence on my life
My family

Reason I picked my jersey number
I’ve had it since 3rd grade

If I could trade places with another athlete it would be…
Amanda Johnson

If I could have any superpower it would be…
to be invisible

Worst Habit
I pull my eyelashes out

First job
Never had one

Reason I came to Oregon
To be a Duck and play in the Pac-10

Best class I have taken in college
Art 250

Best Oregon basketball memory
When coach Westhead started the system

I-Pod pregame list
“Who’s that Girl” by Eve and “SF Anthem”

Worst drill to run at practice
Rebound outlet

Favorite coach saying
We are a circus act

My ideal job after Oregon
Keep on playing basketball

My bucket list
Take my family to Italy