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    Dana Leonard
    Dana Leonard

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Glenview, Ill.

    High School:
    Glenbrook South

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    Guard



    1999-2000: The team?s leading three-point threat with a .375 percentage from long range (54-of-146) ? Team?s second-leading scorer (9.9 ppg) ? Played in 27 games and started 17, averaging 31 minutes per game ? Missed the Loyola game because of a foot injury ? Was the leading scorer in seven games and scored in double figures 16 times ? Scored a season-high 19 points against Princeton, including five three-point field goals ? Scored 19 points against Miami-Ohio ? Dished out a season-high six assists against Minnesota ? Finished third in the conference in three-point field goals made (52), averaging 2.17 per game ? Roger L. White All-Tournament Team member.

    1998-99: Team's starting point guard ... Played and started in 27 games ... Had to miss the Penn State game at home because of a deep contusion on her left shin suffered in the Illinois win ... Wore a protective shin guard the rest of the season ...?Made a team-high 57 treys (57-of-169) for a .337 percentage ... Finished third on the team in scoring (12.0 ppg), second in assists (4.2 apg) and second in steals (1.4 spg) ... Finished the Big Ten regular season ranked ninth in assists (4.13 apg) and 10th in 3-pt. field goal percentage (.309, 25-for-81) ... Scored a career-high 26 points at California, including 22 points in the first half ... Registered double figure scoring in 16 games ...?Totaled 20 or more points on five occasions ... Recorded a career-high 10 assists in the Big Ten quarterfinal against Purdue ... Selected to the all-tournament team at the Roger L. White Invitational.

    1997-98: Played in 29 games, starting the Wisconsin contest on Feb. 1 ... Posted a season-high five assists against the Badgers ... Scored in double figures six times off the bench, including a season-best 16 points vs. St. Bonaventure ... Shot 4-of-7 from three-point range in that contest ... Had 12 points and four steals at Michigan State.

    High School: Nike/WBCA All-American ... Parade All-American fourth team ... Three-time Associated Press all-state ... Rated among the top 25 players in the nation by the Women's Basketball News Service and USA Today ... Named fifth-team All-America by Street and Smith's ... Led Glenbrook South to the Illinois state championship as a freshman and the Illinois Hustle to a national AAU title the following summer ... Averaged 19 points, four assists and three steals per game as a junior ... Invited to attend the Nike All-American camp ... All-state honoree from the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune and Champaign News Gazette ... High school coach was Howard Romanek.

    Personal: Born Dana Kathryn Leonard on November 13, 1978 ... Daughter of John and Pam Leonard ... Chose NU over Illinois, Nebraska, San Francisco and Iowa State ... Communications studies major.

    Leonard's Career Stats

    Year G-GS MIN FG-A PCT 3P-A PCT FT-A PCT REB AVG A BL ST PTS AVG HI
    1997-98 29-1 423-14.6 49-120 .408 24-73 .329 23-35 .657 34 1.2 27 0 27 145 5.0 16
    1998-99 27-27 930-34.4 99-266 .372 57-169 .337 70-99 .707 87 3.2 114 1 38 325 12.0 26
    Totals 56-28 1,353-24.2 148-386 .383 81-242 .335 93-134 .694 121 2.2 141 1 38 470 8.4 26

    Leonard's Career Highs

    Points: 26 at California, 12/17/98
    Rebounds: 8, twice (Ohio State, 1/17/99)
    Assists: 10 vs. Purdue, 2/27/99
    3 POINT FG: ?
    STEALS: ?