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Jayne Appel

No. 32  -  San Antonio Silver Stars
Personal information
Born                           May 14, 1988 (1988-05-14) (age 33)
                                    Berkeley, California
Nationality                 U.S. Flag.png American
Listed height            6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight           210 lbs (95 kg)
Career information
High school             Carondelet
                                  (Concord, California)
College                   Stanford (2006-2010)
WNBA Draft                 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th
Selected by the San Antonio Silver Stars
Pro career               2010-present (11 years)
Career history
2010-present                  San Antonio Silver Stars
Career highlights and awards
  • awards
WNBA profile [1]

Jayne Appel is a center for the San Antonio Silver Stars in the WNBA. She played collegiate basketball at Stanford University.

High school career

Jayne has two older brothers, Mike and Tommy, and one younger brother, Nate. Jayne's father, Joseph Appel, played basketball at Saint Mary's College of California.

Appel was a four time letter winner in basketball at Carondelet High School in Concord, California. She was also a three-year letter winner in water polo.

As a senior, Appel was a McDonald's All-American as a senior and named MVP of the All-American game. She was named Gatorade State Player of the Year in basketball, rated as the 3rd best in the high school class of 2006 by and named a WBCA All-American.[1] She played for the U18 women's national team at the FIBA Americas.[2]

She was offered scholarships by Connecticut, Tennessee, Duke, USC, UCLA, and Stanford, eventually accepting Stanford's offer.

College career

As a freshman at Stanford Appel averaged 13.2 ppg and 7.5 rpg off the bench. She was named the 2007 Pac-10 conference freshman of the year. As a sophomore she averaged 15.0 ppg and 8.8 rpg. She scored 16 points and pulled down 5 boards in the 2008 national championship against Tennessee, which Stanford lost 64-48. Appel was named first team All-Pac-10 after the season.

Appel scored a career high 46 points against Iowa State on March 30, 2009, which is the third-highest mark in NCAA tournament history.

Appel became the leading rebounder in Pac-10 history on 27 February 2010, surpassing Lisa Leslie's record of 1,214 career rebounds.[3]

Appel suffered a sprained ankle and a stress fracture in her right foot during Stanford's first-round game of the 2010 NCAA tournament on March 20. She continued to play, keeping the extent of her injury secret until the day of the WNBA draft.[4] Stanford advanced to the Final Four, ultimately losing to Connecticut to finish the season 36-2.[5]

USA Basketball

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Appel played for the USA 2006 U18 team in Colorado. The team won all four games, earning the Gold Medal and qualifying for the U19 World Championship.[2]

Appel played for the USA team in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The team won all five games, earning the Gold Medal for the event.[6]

Appel was invited to the USA Basketball Women's National Team training camp in the fall of 2009, one of only three college players to be invited.[7] The team selected to play for the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics is usually chosen from these participants.[7]

WNBA career

Appel was chosen by the San Antonio Silver Stars in the first round of the 2010 WNBA draft.[8]