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LOGAN ON RUFFIN: "Vanessa is excited to use her experience from last season to finish her career at Loyola strong. She is ready to contribute in the post and with her height should cause some match-up problems for our opponents."
2005-06: Appeared in 26 games on the season while starting in 24 ... scored six points and pulled down four rebounds in a win over Manhattan (Feb. 16) ... pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds over Rider (Feb. 10) ... added eight points in a victory over Iona (Jan. 29) ... scored six points in a win over Canisius (Jan. 26) ... added eight points against Siena (Jan. 22) ... scored seven points in nine minutes of play at Rider (Jan. 19) ... was 3-for-5 from the floor in a six point, three rebound putting over Manhattan (Jan. 7) ... shot 100% from the floor with seven points against Towson (Dec. 21) ... posted a career-high 10 points over Howard (Dec. 6) and pulled down six rebounds.
2004-05: Played in 16 games ... pulled down a career-high nine rebounds vs. Fairfield (Jan. 30) ... tallied a career-high of seven points vs. Saint Peter's (Jan. 17) by shooting 3-for-3 fromthe field and 1-for-1 from the free throw line ... had four points at Wake Forest (Dec. 21) ... played her first minutes as a Greyhounds at Delaware (Nov. 21).
AT MARYLAND: Played in seven games in the 2002-03 season, averaging five minutes an appearance ... was 7-for-8 from the floor for a total of 14 points on the year ... pulled down a total of nine rebounds.
AT BROADFORDING CHRISTIAN: Scored over 2,300 points and tallying more than 1,100 rebounds while at Broadfording Christian Academy ... averaged 21.7 points, blocked four shots and grabbed 11 rebounds per contest her senior year ... named Private School Player of the Year award as a junior and senior ... also nabbed the National Association of Christian Athletes' Most Outstanding Player award in 2001 and the Best Center award in 2001 and 2002 ... earned all-tournament team honors at more than 10 tournaments during her career ... was named to the all-tri-state area first team in 2001 and `02 ... was the Washington County Player of the Year in 2002 and received all-county honors her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... made the Mason-Dixon Christian Conference's all-conference team in 2000, `01 and `02 ... a standout volleyball player as well and was picked for all-conference honors her final two years ... averaged over 11 kills per game her senior year and almost six per game her junior season ... was named her school's most valuable player in 2000 and 2001.
PERSONAL: The daughter of Bert and Mary Ruffin, Vanessa Cherie Ruffin was born on Nov. 3, 1983 in Herleen, Netherlands ... has one sister, Danielle (18), a freshman at the University of California (Pa.) who is majoring in graphic design ... majoring in education at Loyola.