Hannah Spanich
Hannah Spanich


Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
Victory Christian

Last College:
New Mexico State



Transferred to Illinois State from New Mexico State during the summer of 2008 ... sat out the 2008-09 season due to NCAA transfer eligibility rules.

Senior Year (2010-11)
Appeared in 35 games with 31 starts ... led the Redbirds and ranked ninth in the Valley in free throw percentage (77.8) ... led the team in blocks (36) and ranked second in steals (40) ... scored in double-figures in nine of the first 13 games of the season ... recorded her first double-double with 11 points and a team-high 12 rebounds in the season opener at Illinois (11/12) ... recorded double-doubles of 10 points and 10 rebounds against Ball State (12/9) and Evansville (2/24) ... averaged 15.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 1.3 steals in a three-game stretch from 12/30-1/3 ... also made 15-of-15 free throws during the span ... scored 18 points, her highest total as a Redbird, and had six rebounds, three steals and three blocks against Northern Iowa (1/1) ... recorded 16 points, eight rebounds and five blocks at Northern Illinois (1/3) ... recorded 13 points, six rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks at Evansville (1/27) ... made four free throws in the final 30 seconds to preserve ISU's win over Wisconsin in the WNIT ... recorded 14 points and eight rebounds against Duquesne (3/24).

Junior Year (2009-10)
Appeared in all 36 games, with 16 starts ... scored two points and had three rebounds and a steal in her Redbird debut against UCLA (11/14) ... scored 10 points at Iowa (11/15), just her second game as a Redbird ... scored a season-high 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting, making the first two three-pointers of her career, against South Dakota State (11/19) ... had 10 points, three assists, two blocks and two steals against Northern Illinois (12/4) ... scored 11 points, making eight free throws, and grabbed five rebounds at Ball State (12/13) ... made her first start as a Redbird against UW-Milwaukee (12/15), setting career-highs with four blocks and four steals ... started 15 of the next 16 games ... scored a team-high 14 points and had six rebounds at Illinois-Chicago (12/18) ... posted season-highs with eight rebounds and five assists against DePaul (12/28) ... averaged 4.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in January, shooting 27.6 percent from the field ... tied her season-high with 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting against Indiana State (2/6) ... recorded three rebounds, two assists two blocks and two steals against Butler in the WNIT (3/17).

At New Mexico State
Appeared in 61 games with six starts for the Aggies ... averaged 5.3 ppg and 3.7 rpg in two seasons ... averaged 3.9 ppg and 3.2 rpg as a freshman ... ranked fourth on the team in scoring (6.8) and third in rebounding (4.2) in 31 games as a sophomore ... ranked second in the WAC in free throw percentage (.798) ... notched nine double-digit scoring efforts ... recorded her first-career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 10 rebounds against Utah Valley (1/5/08) ... averaged 14.7 ppg in three games against Boise State, including a career-best 19 points on the road (2/9/08).

Prior to ISU
Four-year starter at Victory Christian ... four-time team MVP and two-time all-state selection ... named the National Christian School Athletic Association Division I Player of the Year in 2006 ... averaged 23.9 ppg and 12.3 rpg as a senior ... recorded a triple double with 42 points, 17 rebounds and 10 steals in one game ... recorded a quadruple-double with 17 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 blocks in a game ... holds the Victory Christian records for points, rebounds and blocks ... also started on the volleyball team for four years.

Hannah Joy Spanich ... born September 20, 1987 in Springfield, Ill. ... daughter of Steve and Terri Spanich ... her father is the athletic director at Victory Christian ... three brothers (Jason, Adam, Sam) and two sisters (Nicole, Bethany) ... Adam played basketball at Southern California, Bethany played basketball at Illinois-Springfield, Sam played basketball at Newman College and Jason played soccer at Oral Roberts ... had two cousins (Jessica, Morgan) who attended ISU ... majoring in family and consumer science ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Fall 2009.