#1 Sanna Helenius

Pos. F
Ht. 5'11"
Yr. Jr.
Hometown Vantaa, Finland
High School (Prev. School) Makelanrinteen Lukio (John A. Logan)

2006-2007: Saw action in 21 games for Valpo off of the bench ... led the Crusaders in scoring with a career-high 13 points against Centenary at home ... made 8-of-8 free throws against the Ladies ... had eight points in the season opener at Northwestern ... played a season-high 18 minutes against the Wildcats ... third on the team shooting 82.8% from the free throw line on the season ... made final 13 free throw attempts of the season ... played for the Finland National Team during the summer of 2006 ... named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team.

2005-2006: Appeared in 20 games for the Crusaders as a rookie ... saw a season-high 23 minutes of action in the regular season finale at Oral Roberts ... scored nine points against Centenary on 3-of-3 shooting from the floor ... also hit 3-of-4 free throws against the Ladies ... dished out a pair of assists against Centenary ... had two steals in a game three times ... named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team.

2004-2005 (JLC):  Averaged 12.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Lady Vols ... shot 76.5% (124-for-162) from the free throw line ... averaged 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 33 games ... led John Logan to a 24-9 record overall and 10-4 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference ... earned All-GRAC honors ... named to the Region 24 All-Tournament Team ... earned All-Region accolades.

Finland: Played for KaPo Basket club team ... averaged 11.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.6 steals during final season with the club ... led team to a third place finish in the Finland Championship Tournament ... a member of Finland’s Junior National Team for under-20 for three years.

Personal: Sanna is the daughter of Veli-Pekka and Helina Helenius ... born March 31, 1984 ... major is sociology.