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Rachael Vanderwal
Rachael Vanderwal
DOB27th Jun 1983
BirthplaceBurlington, Canada
Height1.75 m (5' 9")
PositionPoint Guard
ClubGernika Bizkaia, ESP
Caps74
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International Career:

Vanderwal made her Great Britain debut in 2010 against Portugal and was the team’s primary back-up guard at EuroBasket Women 2011. She was part of Great Britain’s Olympic team in London in 2012, winning her 50th cap in the group game against Brazil.

Year by Year Stats:

 

 

PPG

RPG

APG

2012 Olympic Games (Great Britain)

2.8

2.0

0.8

2011 EuroBasket Women Finals(Great Britain)

2

1.7

1

2010 European Division A (Great Britain)

1

0.6

0.6

 

Club career:

University of Limerick, Ireland(2009- ), Donoughmore Iona Cork, Ireland (2007-9), Boston University, USA (2005-06), Hamilton Celtics, Canada (2002-5)

After a collegiate spell at Boston University in the USA, Vanderwal ventured overseas play in Ireland’s Women’s Super League where she still remains. Her first two years were spent with Donoughmore Cork before she transferred to the University of Limerick in 2009 when she led the league in scoring. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, she was named as Super League Player of the Year. She helped her current side lift the Irish Cup in 2012 and 2013 and was MVP as they claimed the league title again in 2013.

 

Year

Team

PPG

RPG

APG

2008-9

Cork

24

-

3.6

2009-10

Limerick

22.2

-

3.5

2010-11

Limerick

16.5

-

2.1

2011-12

Limerick

19.7

3.1

3.9

2012-13

Limerick

19.2

4.5

3.2

 

Personal:

Vanderwal has one older brother, Andy. Growing up, she was a competitive figure skater until the age of 12 when she switched to basketball and ice hockey. Her sporting idol is Canadian basketballer Steve Nash but cites her family as her heroes. Her brother used to shoot ice hockey pucks at her “to toughen her up.” Would most like to meet Graham Norton. Favourite actors are Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt.

Trivia:

Vanderwal teaches Physical Education at North Presentation Secondary School in Cork, Ireland, working with kids from ages 12-17.

Twitter:

@rachvanderwal

 
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