Graduating seniors reflect on their time at Vanderbilt
A closer look at the sophomore from Ohio
By Ryan Schulz
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Vanderbilt hosted MSU on senior night, falling 66-61. (2/25/16)
Vanderbilt women's basketball action against Tennessee at Memorial Gym. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt University)
Photos of Vanderbilt's game against No. 2 South Carolina on Jan. 7, 2015.
Vandy WBB defeated Air Force 86-29 on 11/30/15. Photos by Steve Green.
Vanderbilt WBB team won its bi-annual 2015 Thanksgiving Tournament, 62-59. Photos by Frederick Breedon. (11/28/15).
MAJOR: Technology, Management and Society
2015-16 (Senior): Set new career highs in virtually every statistical category while seeing action in 31 games, including 13 starts, as a senior. … Averaged 3.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. … Scored a career-high 10 points in a road loss to Green Bay on Nov. 21. … Pulled down three or more rebounds in 17 games and finished the season with exactly 100 boards. … Shot 62.5 percent from the floor and ranked No. 1 on the team among players with at least 10 field goal attempts. … Collected nine rebounds in back-to-back games -- a loss at Green Bay on Nov. 21 and a win over Presbyterian on Nov. 23 -- to match her career high in both contests.
2014-15 (Junior): Selected as Vanderbilt's recipient of the A.D. Hancock-Walter Nipper Sportsmanship Award. ... Provided depth off the bench while seeing action in 22 games, averaging 1.4 points and 1.3 points per game. ... Scored four points and pulled down four rebounds while logging 15 minutes of playing time in SEC Tournament first-round win over Alabama on March 4. ... Scored two points and had three rebounds in loss to Georgia on Jan. 18. ... Had two points and three rebounds in loss to Dayton on Dec. 21. ... Had two points, two assists and an assist in win over St. Louis on Nov. 24. ... Recorded one steal in road win over Wisconsin on Nov. 20. ... Had one rebound in overtime win against Green Bay on Nov. 17. ... Had four points and two rebounds in season-opening win over Belmont on Nov. 14.
2013-14 (Sophomore): Provided depth in the post, playing in 26 games and averaging 1.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. ... Scored four points in loss to Auburn on Feb. 13. ... Had four points and two rebounds in loss to South Carolina on Jan. 26. ... Had six points in 12 minutes of action in win over James Madison on Dec. 18. ... Notched a pair of rebounds in 10 minutes of action in a road loss to Duke on Nov. 21. ... Played 12 minutes and scored two points in loss to Marquette on Nov. 17. ... Had five points and two rebounds in win over Delaware State on Nov. 14. ... Set a new career high by pulling down nine rebounds in win over Western Kentucky on Nov. 11. .. Scored a career-high eight points against Appalachian State on Nov. 8.
2012-13 (Freshman): Played in 25 games during her rookie campaign, averaging 1.2 points and 1.3 rebounds. ... Grabbed four rebounds and hit on two late free throws to help seal the victory at Florida. ... Pulled down five rebounds at No. 12/10 Tennessee. ... Recorded eight points and grabbed five rebounds in her first SEC game against Mississippi State, both career highs. ... Scored four points at a key stretch last in the first half at Western Kentucky. ... Hit all four foul shots against Tennessee Tech. ... Had one point and one rebound against Austin Peay. ... Scored two points in her first career action against UAB.
High School (Chaminade): Averaged 15 points and eight rebounds a game as a senior at Chaminade Julienne High School ... Played for Mandy Myers and Alan Hoskins at Chaminade ... earned First Team All-Area and All-Conference honors as a senior ... Helped Chaminade to district and conference championships three-straight seasons (2010-12) ... Averaged 11.9 points and 7.9 rebounds as a junior, while helping Chaminade to the Ohio District II regional finals ... Played AAU basketball for the Ohio Glory.
Personal: Daughter of Kevin Long and Rachel Thompson ... Has one brother, Kevin ... Favorite basketball player is Steve Nash ... Favorite sport other than basketball is track and field ... Favorite movie is The Lion King ... Chose Vanderbilt over Hampton and Houston ... Born January 3, 1994, in Dayton, Ohio.
LONG'S CAREER HIGHS
Points: 10 vs. Green Bay (11/21/15)
3FG Made: 0 N/A
Rebounds: 9 (3x) vs. Presbyterian(11/23/15)
Assists: 3 vs. Air Force (11/30/15)
Blocks: 3 vs. Kentucky (2/14/16)
Steals: 3 vs. Belmont (11/14/14)
Minutes: 23 vs. Green Bay (11/21/15)