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#13 - Samuel Haanpää
2006-07 Men's Basketball
POS.
G
HT.
6'8"
WT.
215
YR.
Fr.
HOMETOWN
Kerava, Finland
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Cornerstone [Texas] Christian
Samuel Haanpää

2006-2007: Started 12 of the 29 games he appeared in as a freshman ... named to the Mid-Con All-Newcomer team ... became first Crusader freshman since Lubos Barton in 1998-99 to lead the team in scoring, averaging 12.0 points per game ... also led the Crusaders and the Mid-Con in 3-point percentage, draining 45.7% of his shots from beyond the arc ... 3-point percentage ranked 12th in the nation among Division I players ... matched the seventh-best 3-point percentage in a single season in Valpo history ... 75 made triples is sixthmost in a single season at Valpo ... currently leads Valpo's career 3-point percentage chart as well ... scored in double figures in 17 games ... put Crusader opponents on notice in second career game Nov. 18 at Niagara, draining 5-of-9 attempts from behind the arc ... went on to hit at least four triples in 11 contests ... put up a team-high 18 points Dec. 2 at #3/1 Ohio State, hitting five shots from the field and six of his eight free throw attempts ... scored 21 points Dec. 22 against Charlotte at the Rainbow Classic, hitting 5-of-9 3-point attempts as well as going a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe ... hit career-best seven free throws on just eight attempts and added a career-high nine rebounds Jan. 4 in Valpo's Mid-Con opener at Centenary ... drained five triples in three straight games Jan. 11 against Oakland, Jan. 13 versus IUPUI and Jan. 18 at Western Illinois ... also averaged 7.3 rebounds per game during that stretch ... hot streak culminated with a career-best 24-point effort against the Leathernecks, hitting 7-of-10 field goal attempts including 5-of-6 from behind the arc ... earned Mid-Con Player of the Week honors for his effort against Western Illinois ... scored in double figures in six of season's last eight contests ... hit five more 3-pointers, scoring 20 points Feb. 3 against Centenary ... put up 17 points on 4-of-5 shooting from behind the 3-point stripe Feb. 5 at Chicago State ... ended season with 19 points against UMKC Mar. 4, hitting seven shots from the field, including five 3-pointers ... a member of the Mid- Con All-Academic Team.

Prep: Played basketball at Cornerstone Christian in Texas ... averaged 27.4 points, 11.6 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 4.1 steals per game as a senior while shooting .474 from behind the arc ... helped guide Warriors to a 41-7 record and a berth in the National Prep Circuit Championship Game ... set single-season school records for 3-pointers made, attempted, and percentage ... named team's Player of the Year ... received school's Warrior Award, presented to the top male student-athlete ... played for Finland at the 2006 U20 European Championships ... led Finns in scoring with 17.3 points per game ... knocked down 29 3-pointers over eight games, second-most among all players ... Finns finished the tournament 7-1.

Personal: Samuel is the son of Jouni and Briitta Haanpää ... major is sports management ... born September 27, 1986.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay