Venessannah Itugbu
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Venessannah  Itugbu

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Colorado Springs, CO

High School:
Mesa Ridge

Height:
5-9

Position:
G

2016-17 (Sophomore):
- Played in all 29 games, making 21 starts.
- Averaged 2.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.
- Averaged 19.2 minutes per game.
- Career-high 33 minutes vs. Nevada and Utah State.
- Tied career-high with three steals vs. Weber State.
- Six points on 3-of-3 shooting at Army West Point.
- Started eight consecutive games to end the season.

2015-16 (Freshman):

- Appeared in 26 games, making 13 starts.
- Averaged 2.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.
- Averaged 16.0 minutes per game.
- Earned team Defensive MVP Award at postseason team banquet.
- Second on team with 20 steals.
- Fifth on the team in rebounds and fourth in blocked shots.
- Led team in rebounding six times.
- Scored career-high seven points at UNLV.
- Grabbed career-high 10 rebounds at Boise State.
- Played career-high 32 minutes at Boise State.

BEFORE AIR FORCE:
2014-15: Attended USAFA Prep School and played on basketball team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned eight varsity letters, including three in basketball and volleyball and two in soccer … all-league in basketball and volleyball … helped lead Mesa Ridge to 28-0 undefeated season and Colorado Class 4A State Title in 2014, the school’s first state title in any sport … high school basketball coach was Jeff Beatty … National Honor Society member … student body vice president.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 10 … daughter of Peter and Hannah Itugbu … has two siblings … major is behavioral science … future career plan is possibly cross-commissioning in the military working as a physical therapist … active in her squadron as the training clerk … spent summer prior to sophomore season completing academic classes in economics and political science and completed Expeditionary, Survival, and Evasion Training (ESET) … hobbies are playing the cello, volleyball, hanging out with her guinea pig, reading, singing, dancing badly and relaxing with friends … began playing basketball at age nine … pregame superstition is always calling her mom and asking her to pray for her … decided to come to the Academy to give back to her parents that dedicated their lives to serve this country … credits her parents as having the biggest influence on her sports career … something not many people know about her is that she can play the cello and taught herself how to play the guitar … enjoys listening to all kinds of music … favorite TV show is The Big Bang Theory … favorite movies are The Sound of Music and The Phantom of the Opera … favorite class subject is chemistry … favorite foods are wings and pizza … her favorite thing about basic training was not having to wear make-up … owns guinea pig named Simba Snoop-Lion Itugbu.


Years GP-GS Min/PG FG-A Pct 3P-3PA Pct FT-FTA Pct Reb./Avg. AST BK STL PTS/Avg.
2015-16 26-13 417/16.0 20-61 .328 0-3 .000 17-36 .472 78/3.0 13 9 20 57/2.2
2016-17 29-21 556/19.2 23-81 .284 0-3 .000 15-27 .556 85/2.9 23 7 23 61/2.1
Career 55-34 973/17.7 43-142 .303 0-6 .000 32-63 .508 163/3.0 36 16 43 118/2.1
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