Women's Basketball

Jennifer Risper - 2

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Moreno Valley, Calif.

High School:
Canyon Springs

Height:
5-9

Position:
G

Birthdate:
03/11/1987

Jennifer Risper

01/21/2007

#14 Vanderbilt 72, Georgia Tech 55 (AP photos)

#14 Vanderbilt 72, Georgia Tech 55 (AP photos)

Year
G-GS
Min/Avg
FG-A
Pct.
3FG-A
Pct.
FT-A
Pct.
Reb-RPG
A
T
B
S
Pts-PPG
2007-08
34-34
991/29.1
111-227
.489
3-15
.200
97-127
.764
215-6.3
93
69
3
91
322-9.5
2006-07
32-17
628/19.6
57-124
.460
3-10
.300
57-72
.792
104-3.3
60
50
2
36
174-5.4
2005-06
20-0
282/14.1
17-41
.415
7-14
.500
13-23
.565
31-1.6
26
22
0
13
54-2.7
Career
86-51
1901/22.1
185-392
.472
13-39
.333
167-222
.752
350-4.1
179
141
5
140
550-6.4

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2007-08: Named a second-team All-Southeastern Conference honoree by league coaches... Also on the SEC All-Defensive Team... Ranked in the SEC's Top 20 in rebounding (16th), assists (T-15th), steals (1st) and free-throw percentage (fifth)... Career-high 15 rebounds in SEC Quarterfinal win over Auburn... Averaged 11.5 points and 12 rebounds in the 2008 SEC Tournament... Third double-double of the season included 10 points and 12 boards at Auburn... 15 points, eight boards and three steals to spark second-half rally against Kentucky... Career-high 20 points against Ole Miss also featured her second double-double (10 rebs)... Career-high seven steals in win over Western Kentucky... Earned all-tournament honors at the 2007 Contra Costa Times in Berkeley, Calif.... Named an all-tournament selection following the 2007 Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament... Contributed the first double-double of her career at Indiana State, with 12 points and 13 rebounds... Vanderbilt's representative on the 2007-08 SEC Women's Basketball Good Works Team.

2006-07: Played in 32 of Vanderbilt's 34 games, making a total of 17 starts... Started the first game of the season before taking on a reserve role through non-conference play... Made it back into the lineup at Georgia and started the team's final 16 contests... Averaged 5.4 points in nearly 20 minutes per game... Scored in double-figures on four occasions, including against conference foes Arkansas, Mississippi State and Georgia (in the SEC Tournament semifinals)... Contributed a career-high five steals to Vanderbilt's win over Georgia Tech... Among returners, had the most steals and third-most points a season ago... Had multiple takeaways in 13 games, including three steals in a league victory over Auburn... Named the Commodores' Defensive Player of the Year at the team's postseason banquet... Missed the UAB and Clemson contests after aggravating a knee injury from last season.

2005-06: Played in 20 games this season, including 12 SEC contests... Saw the first action of her collegiate career against North Carolina in Myrtle Beach, S.C., scoring six points while connecting on all four of her free throw attempts... Scored five or more points on five occasions this season, including a career-high eight points against Alabama in the opening round of the SEC Tournament... Connected on 7-of-14 shots from behind the arc this season... Even when not scoring, made her presence felt through tremendous defensive intensity... Named the Commodores' Defensive Player of the Year at the team's postseason banquet... Also earned Newcomer of the Year honors among all Vanderbilt student-athletes, joining wide receiver Earl Bennett, the male recepient... Came away with multiple steals in four games this season, including a career-high four steals against SEC-rival Kentucky... Earned increased playing time throughout the year, playing a career-high 27 minutes against North Carolina in the NCAA Second Round.

High School (Canyon Springs): Averaged 15.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 3.2 steals as a senior at Canyone Springs... Named All-Ivy league and All-Riverside County First Team... Named CIF Division 1A Co-Most Valuable Player... Earned Cal-Hi Sports All-State Third Team honos... Named to the L.A. Times All-Star Girls Basketball Team and the Press Enterprise First Team... As a junior, averaged 20.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.6 steals per game... selected first team All-CIF as a junior and named to the all-state teams both her sophomore and junior years... Presented with team scholar academic award and named team Co-MVP... Helped Canyon Springs to CIF Div. 1A Southern Section Championship, Ivy League championship and runner-up finish in state championship... Led Canyon Springs to a 31-4 overall record as a senior including a school record 25-game winning streak and a perfect 10-0 record in the Ivy League... Lettered all four years in basketball and served as team captain for three years... Chose Vanderbilt over Texas and Oregon State.

Personal: Daughter of Rebecca and Donald Risper... Has two brothers, Deweahn and Derek... Derek played collegiate basketball at Eastern Washington University... Majoring in Human & Organizational Development.

Off the Court With Jennifer Risper:

Favorite Pro Athlete: Kobe -- he's the best player in the NBA

Sporting Event I'd Most Like to Attend: USC football game

Favorite Board Video Game: Guitar Hero

Favorite television networks: MTV

Best concert I've ever attended: Chris Tomlin

Favorite restaurant in my hometown: In-N-Out

Favorite meal in the Hendrix Room: Fried shrimp, steak, mashed potatoes

Favorite city in Spain: Barcelona

Favorite family vacation: Knott's Berry Farm

Favorite class this semester: Nutrition

The first job I ever had: My own candy store in the garage

My dream job: Professional wakeboarder

My day can't start until: I see my best friend

I wear my jersey number because: I wear No. 2 to remind me to keep God first

Item I brought to VU to remind me of home: Pictures

Not many people know that I: Collect Coke rewards

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