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Women's Hoops Adds Transfer Vandenberg
Release Date: 05/20/2014
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EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon women's basketball program has signed Fresno State transfer Jacinta Vandenberg to an aid agreement, new head coach Kelly Graves announced Tuesday.

"I am super excited to be a Duck and I can't wait to see how I'll be used in coach Graves' program," Vandenberg said. "The coaches and players have been so welcoming and I'm thrilled to join a team with such a positive culture."

Vandenberg, a 6-foot-5 center from Fresno State by way of Melbourne, Australia, will have to redshirt the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer regulations. She will have two years left of eligibility starting with the 2015-16 campaign.

"Jacinta has tremendous athleticism for a player her size," Graves said. "I'm very excited to add a player of her caliber to our roster."

Vandenberg started all 33 games last season for Fresno State, averaging 22.3 minutes per game. The center led the Bulldogs, averaging 6.5 rebounds per game last season while also posting 5.7 points per game. She tallied a team-high 43 blocked shots, which was the fifth-best mark in the Mountain West Conference. She scored a career-high 15 points against both Cal State Fullerton and Wyoming last season.

Vandenberg was named academic all-Mountain West after her freshman season after she played in all 33 games. She averaged 2.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game in her first collegiate season.

Fresno State head coach Raegan Pebley left the program to take the head coaching position at TCU in April.

Before enrolling at Fresno State, Vandenberg attended Sandringham College, a high school in Melbourne. She won gold medals playing for Victoria Metro in the U18 Australian junior nationals in 2009 and 2010 and also played on the U17 Australian national team in the FIBA Oceania Championships. 

Her father, Peter, is 6-foot-10 and her older brother, Jordan, who played basketball at N.C. State, is 7-foot-1.

Vandenberg joins incoming freshmen Lexi Bando, McKynzie Fort and Tatum Neubert.

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