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Mikayla Venson

Arlington, Va.
High School
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12/17/14 Venson Web Feature

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– Leads the ACC in free throw shooting percentage (87.4 percent) and ranked 7th in scoring (15.1 ppg)
– Broke the Virginia single-season made-3-pt record against UNC, hitting her 64th in that game. Finished the season with 70, beating the old mark set by Telisha Quarles by seven
– Finished her Virginia career tied for ninth place with Dawn Staley in career three-pointers made (131)
– Eight 20-point games this season
– Scored a then-career-high 25 points in the Paradise Jam opener against Green Bay, going 8-8 from the free throw line, including making six free throws in the final 1:32
– Had a streak of 12-straight games of double-digit scoring snapped against Tulane (11/28)
– Set a new career high in the Big 10/ACC Challenge game against Iowa, scoring 28 points, with 15 of those coming in the fourth quarter
– Scored her 500th career point during her 10-point second-half against Bowling Green (12/8)
– Went 9-of-12 (75.0 percent), including 4-of-6 from three, scoring 24 points with six assists against Charleston Southern (12/18)
– Had her second-straight 24-point game at Ohio State (12/21), going 4-of-5 from three-point range
– Snapped a streak of 26-consecutive made free throws against Ohio State (12/21)
– Cavalier Classic All-Tournament team
– Snapped a streak of 12-straight double-digit scoring games at FSU (1/21)
– Scored 12 points in the final 5 minutes of the Pitt game (1/24)

– ACC All-Freshman Team (Blue Ribbon Panel)
– Set the Virginia freshman record for made-3’s in a season (61)
– Second in the conference in three-point percentage at 41.2
– Seventh in the ACC with 1.98 made-threes per game; averaged 2.3 made-threes in ACC games
– Had four games this season in which she has made five or more 3s in a game
– Had four 20-point games
– Started in her first career game against Ohio State, scoring 11 points with three assists and two steals in 35 minutes
– Had three double-digit scoring efforts in the first four games of her career
– Season-high five steals at FIU while also scoring 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting
– Had her first 20-point game, scoring 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting (5-of-7 from 3 pt range) against Delaware St
– After going 0-of-8 from the floor against Davidson, had her second-highest scoring performance of the year, putting up 16 points against Drexel
– Scored 21 points against Wake, scoring all 10 of UVa’s points in the final 2:32 of their comeback win, including making two free throws in the final second that decided the game
– Had the best single-game three-point shooting efficiency in school history with a 6-for-6 performance in the win over NC State
– Named the ACC Freshman of the Week for the week ending Feb. 1, her first career ACC honor after averaging 17.0 points and shooting 80.0 percent (8-of-10) from 3-point range while helping to lead the Cavaliers to a pair of victories over NC State and Clemson.
– Finished the season with seven-straight double-digit scoring efforts including a 22-point performance against Virginia Tech

High School
– Played one season at Yorktown High School, averaging 14.3 points per game and 5.5 assists per game
– 2011 Virginia High School League National District Co-Player of the Year and National District Rookie of the Year
– Virginia High School League National District First Team All-District, All-Rookie Team and All-Defensive Team
– Virginia Associated Press AAA All-Northern Region First Team and Washington Post All-Met Team honorable mention as well as earning All-Arlington High School Player of the Year honors from the Sun Gazette
– Did not play high school basketball after her freshman season, but continued training with her father and playing with AAU club teams
– Ranked No. 31 overall by Blue Star Report and No. 33 overall and No. 7 at her position by ESPN Hoopgurlz

– Daughter of Michael Venson and Pia Venson
– Father, Michael, played college basketball at Georgetown (1989-90) and James Madison (1990-94)
– Has an older brother, Michael Venson II
– 2013-14 Pan-Hellenic Council Black Scholar
– 2010-13 Civic Coalition of Minority Affairs Academic Achievement Award
– 2012-14 National Honor Society