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Janessa Wolff
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Janessa Wolff

Hometown:
Park Rapids, Minn.

High School:
Park Rapids

Height:
6-3

Position:
F/C

Experience:
JR



2008-09
Claimed the team's Academic Achievement Award for the second-straight year ... Academic All-Big Ten choice ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award honoree ... Finished second on the team and 16th in the Big Ten in rebounding at a 5.6 clip ... Was fifth on the team in scoring (6.8) ... Ninth in the Big Ten in blocked shots (1.2), which ranks 20th on PSU's single-season charts ... With 52 rejections, she is the 17th player in school history to have 50 career blocked shots ... Blocked a career-high six shots against Bucknell (12/9), which are the most by a Penn State player since Amanda Brown had seven blocks against OSU on Jan. 11, 2007 and are tied for the 10th in the PSU single-game record books ... Posted her third career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Coppin State (11/29) ... Also contributed four blocks and three steals against the Eagles ... Was 9-for-10 from the free throw line en route to 15 points, five rebounds and two blocks at Illinois (2/22) ... Made her first four shots from the field en route to 11 points against Minnesota (2/5) ... Narrowly missed a double-double with eight points and a career-high 11 rebounds at Iowa (2/1) ... Returned to her home state to tally six points and eight rebounds against Minnesota (1/1) ... Scored four of Penn State's final five points to help the Lions rally for a victory over Illinois (12/28) ... Finished the Illini game with 10 points, nine rebounds and two blocks ... Recorded seven points, five rebounds and a steal in the Big Ten opener against Michigan State (12/21) ... Made her only shot from the field and grabbed seven rebounds against #1 UConn (12/14) ... Tallied a block and two steals against the Huskies ... Accounted for nine points and six rebounds against Bucknell (12/9) ... Tallied a career-high 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including her first career three-pointer against Dayton (12/6) ... Turned in a solid performance against Florida State (12/3) with five points, a team-high six rebounds, three blocks and two steals ... Came off of the bench to contribute seven points and 10 rebounds in the win over Prairie View A&M (11/21) ... Had 10 points and blocked two shots off of the bench against Stony Brook (11/19).

2007-08
Earned the team's Academic Achievement Award ... Started nine games as a rookie ... Was seventh among Big Ten rookies in conference play in scoring (6.5), fourth in rebounding (4.9), first in field goal percentage (.568) and fourth in total blocks (12) ... Ranked second on the team in rebounding (4.5) and third in blocked shots (19) ... Ranks seventh on Penn State's freshman season rebounding charts with 140 caroms ... Had five perfect shooting performances from the field on the season ... Connected on all six of her shots from the field en route to a 12-point, five-rebound outing off of the bench at Indiana (3/2) ... Posted her second double-double with career bests of 16 points and 10 rebounds against #18/22 Ohio State (2/28) ... Registered eight points, four rebounds and a career-best four steals against Minnesota (2/14) ... Recorded seven points and six rebounds against Iowa (2/10) ... Contributed six points and seven rebounds at #15 Ohio State (1/28) ... In her first career start, accounted for eight points on 4-of-5 shooting, five rebounds and two assists in a victory over Michigan (1/20) ... Registered nine points, eight rebounds and a blocked shot in her first game back in her home state against Minnesota (1/13) ... Recorded her first career double-double with career highs of 15 points and 10 rebounds in the Big Ten opener at Iowa (12/28) ... Connected on all eight of her shots (five field goals, three free throws) en route to 13 points in the win over Mississippi (12/13) ... Scored the game-winning lay-up with 0.5 seconds remaining to lift the Lady Lions to an 86-84 victory over #11/10 Duke (12/2) ... Was 3-for-4 from the field on the way to six points in the win over the Blue Devils ... Connected on a career-high five shots from the field en route to 12 points, including two crucial baskets in the final three minutes of the game, in the win over South Carolina (11/20) ... Recorded first career double-digit scoring effort with 14 points and eight rebounds against #20/21 Pittsburgh (11/11).


High School
Averaged 22.0 points and 16.4 rebounds per game senior season at Park Rapids High School ... 2006-07 Gatorade Minnesota Player of the Year ... Holds the Park Rapids High School career scoring record (2,116; 20.0 ppg), rebounding mark (1,366; 12.6 rpg) ... Had 362 blocked shots (3.4 bpg) during her career ... Broke the Park Rapids record for points in a game (42), points in a season (572), scoring average, field goals in a game (18), offensive rebounds in a season, defensive rebounds in a season ... 2006-07 first team All-State selection after a second team berth as a junior ... 2006-07 Minnesota Miss Basketball Finalist ... Member of the 3A All-Star Team ... Candidate for the 2006-07 McDonald's All-America team ... 2005-06 Fargo Forum Player of the Year ... Four-time All-Conference selection ... Two-time Mid State Conference Player of the Year ... Minnesota Basketball News 3A Player of the Year in 2005-06 ... Three-time Team MVP ... Helped the Panthers to a school-record 22 wins in 2005-06 ... Played AAU basketball for North Tartan ... North Tartan won the State Championship and earned a Sweet 16 berth at the National Tournament ... Also played volleyball and softball.

Personal
Full name is Janessa Sharon Wolff ... Born May 30, 1989 in Fargo, North Dakota ... Parents are David and Sharon Wolff ... Has three brothers, Zac (22), Scott (15) and Avery (7) and three sisters, Hannah (17), Bria (12) and Simone (5) ... Majoring in child psychology.

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