#20 Ellen Vertatschitsch

Women's Basketball
Class Junior Height 5'9"
Hometown Issaquah, Wash.
High School Issaquan Position Guard
Club Team Puget Sound Flight Major Psychology


Sophomore season (2007) - Scrappy, disruptive presence on the defensive perimeter ... Played in all 25 games ... Collected five points, five assists and three rebounds against Willamette ... Hit the only Whitman 3-pointer against Lewis & Clark to give the Missionaries a late lead in an eventual victory ... Finished the season with a positive assist-to-turnover ratio (29 to 23).

First season (2006) - Played in all 25 games, averaging 11 minutes per outing ... Season-high five points in a close game against Warner Pacific.

Prep - Played four varsity seasons at Issaquah High School ... Was on three KingCo championship teams ... One of those teams rolled through an undefeated league season, while another of those teams placed second at state ... Served as team captain, won the Coaches Award, and earned Most Inspirational and Best Defender awards ... Also played volleyball.

Academics - Majoring in psychology with a possible minor in math ... Studied in Ireland during the 2008 summer.

Personal - Ellen Rose Vertatschitsch was born on Nov. 30, 1987 ... Daughter of Michelle and Ed Vertatschitsch of Issaquah, Wash. ... She has an older brother Dale and an older sister Laura ... Laura graduated from Whitman in 2006 and also played basketball ... Enjoys reading Harry Potter, watching movies, throwing the frisbee around on warm sunny days, and competing in intramural ultimate frisbee.

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