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Emily Neal
Emily Neal

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
The Breck School

Last College:
Colorado State

Height:
5-9

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1 letter

Season GP/GS Min. FG% 3PT% FT% RPG Ast Blk Stl PPG
2008-09 Redshirt Season
2009-10 18/0 6.7 .071 .111 .667 1.0 8 0 3 0.6
2010-11 24/1 7.5 .375 .400 .933 0.5 9 1 6 1.8
Career 42/1 7.2 .283 .292 .815 0.7 17 1 9 1.3

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Honors: 2009-10 Academic All-Big Ten

Of Note: Transfer from Colorado State who sat out the 2008-09 season due to NCAA transfer rules ... excellent shooter, especially from 3-point range

2010-11: Played in 24 games, averaging nearly eight minutes per game ... missed three games due to a broken nose ... made her first career start against Michigan (Feb. 19), where she posted seven points including one 3-pointer ... is 14-of-15 (.933) from the free throw line this season .... went 4-for-4 from the line at Green Bay (Nov. 18) ... tied her career best with one block at Saint Louis (Nov. 12) ... posted her best game as a Badger vs. Kansas (Nov. 21) with 14 points, two steals and four assists in 25 minutes ... went 3-for-4 from behind the arc against the Jayhawks ... had two rebounds in five games this season including vs. No. 5 Duke (Dec. 2) and vs. Butler (March 16) in the first round of the WNIT

2009-10: Played in 18 games, averaging 6.7 minutes per game ... split playing time with Davis and Russell off the bench ... scored a key 3-pointer in the second half vs. Milwaukee (Nov. 19) ... had one assist, one steal and one rebound vs. North Dakota (Nov. 15) ... averaged more than 11 minutes per game at the World Vision Invitational in Eugene, Ore., at the end of November ... tallied a career-high six rebounds vs. Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 29); added two steals and one assist vs. the Titans ... had two rebounds and two assists vs. SIU Edwardsville (Dec. 13) ... had one free throw and one assist at Minnesota (Feb. 4) ... averaged 0.6 points and 1.1 rebounds per game

2008-09: Sat out 2008-09 season due to NCAA transfer requirements ... has two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the2009-10 season

2007-08 (at Colorado State): Made 28 appearances and started five games ... averaged 4.8 points, 1.5 rebounds and 15.9 minutes per game ... set a career-high with four 3-pointers against New Mexico ... recorded a career-high six rebounds at Idaho ... scored a season-best 17 points, including 3-for-4 from 3-point range to lead the Rams to an upset victory over No. 12 Utah in the 2008 MWC Tournament

2006-07 (at Colorado State): Made 23 appearances and started in four games for the Rams ... averaged 6.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game ... scored double figures in five games ... fifth on team in scoring average ... posted a career-high 20 points in a win over San Diego State ... tallied 10 points and two assists against then-No. 6 Connecticut

High School: Four-year letterwinner in basketball and soccer... also lettered in track and field ... all-state in basketball and soccer in 2005-06 ... McDonald's All-America nominee ... basketball captain for two years and soccer captain for one year ... Minnesota Miss Basketball nominee ... two-time all-conference in basketball ... named to the all-metro defense team in basketball ... guided her team to four Tri-Metro Conference basketball championships ... selected as the Twin Cities Athena award recipient from the Breck School as the school's top female student-athlete ... played for the Minnesota Metro Stars AAU team

Personal: Parents are David and Mary Neal ... has two sisters, Sara and Laura ... enjoys outdoor activities and hanging out with friends and family ... major is kinesiology

Career Highs - Prior to 2009 at Colorado State

Points: 20 vs. San Diego State, 2-22-07
Field Goals: 5
(2x; MR vs. Kansas, 11-21-10)
Field Goal Att:
11 (twice)
Field Goal %:
.714 (5-7) vs. Kansas, 11-21-10
3-pt FG:
4 vs. New Mexico, 2-6-08
3-pt FG Att:
6 (twice)
3-pt FG%:
.750 (3-4) vs. Kansas, 11-21-10
Free Throws:
8 vs. San Diego State, 2-22-07
Free Throw Att.:
8 vs. San Diego State, 2-22-07
Free Throw %:
1.000 (8-8) vs. San Diego State, 2-22-07
Rebounds:
6 (2x; MR vs. CSU Fullerton, 11-29-10)
Assists:
5 vs. Utah, 1-11-07
Steals:
3 vs. TCU, 2-7-07
Blocks:
1 (8x; MR vs. Saint Louis, 11-12-10)
Minutes:
36 vs. San Diego State, 2-22-07

Why Wisconsin

"It has everything I was looking for in academics, athletics, campus life and overall college experience."

Off the Court with Emily Neal

Favorites - Spot on campus: The Terrace; Cartoon Character: Calvin and Hobbes; Movies: Love & Basketball, Pride & Prejudice, The Bourne Series; TV Show: The Office; Book (of the moment): The Last Lecture; Car: Wrangler; Athlete: Mia Hamm; Basketball Player: Steve Nash; Sports team: Minnesota Twins; Type of music: Country, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock; Musical artists: Rascal Flatts, Lauryn Hill, John Mayer; Actor/Actress: Will Smith, Cameron Diaz
First started basketball: 5th grade
Most memorable basketball game: State championship and AAU games during high school
My favorite thing about Wisconsin women's basketball is: My teammates
Before each game, I: Listen to music, pray, and chew gum
Best UW road trip: Big Ten Tournament
One word that describes the team: Diligent
My teammates say I am: Loyal
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Anything that involves dancing and laughter
This summer, I: took bio molecular chemistry, visited family in California, went to see Dave Matthews Band in Alpine Valley, worked out, and spent some quality time outdoors with family and friends.
Is there something significant about your jersey number? I used to wear 21 in honor of my sister, but it is retired here.
The best thing about the Kohl Center is: Everything!
Who is the funniest player on the team? Taylor
Who is the best-dressed player on the team? Anya
Who is the sloppiest player on the team? We all have our moments
The best thing about Madison is: The Isthmus
Dream as a collegiate player: NCAA tournament
Fantasy job/career: Working as a PA for underprivileged youth Person(s) most admired: My parents, aunt, and uncle
My most prized possession is/are: My family My secret addiction is: Peanut butter
The community service activity or group I most like: Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls Club, and volunteering at the Children's Hospital
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be? SNL
The best sporting event you ever attended was? 2001 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four
One word that describes me: Passionate
Nobody knows how much I love to... go camping
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: The microchip
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Near an ocean
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: Italy
A non-athletic talent I have is: Arts and crafts
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mahatma Ghandi
If you could have any talent: Surfing
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Road trip the California coastline
Career goal: Doing something I love in medicine
Most famous people I've ever met: Josh Hartnett and Kevin Garnett

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