30 Elsa Anderson
30 - Elsa Anderson
Height: 6-2
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
High School: Des Moines Christian
Position: C
gp 30
pts/g 5.2
fg % 53.0
3pt % 56.3
ft % 95.2
reb/g 3.1
a/g 0.3

 

2016-17:  Elsa played in 20 game, scoring 51 points (2.6 ppg) and contributing 27 rebounds during Varsity games.  She snagged a career high, 7 rebounds vs. Macalester, and had two games of scoring 8 points. 

Elsa played 4 games with the JV squad and poured in 56 points (14 ppg) and grabbed 77 rebounds (7 rpg).

 

Prior to St. Thomas.... Captain of basketball team junior and senior year, Team made it to state tournament for basketball junior and senior year, 1st Team All Conference Junior and Senior Year basketball, All District Junior and Senior Year basketball, All Academic 4 years, 1st Team All State Coaches Association basketball, 2nd Team Des Moines Register basketball, 3rd Team State tournament basketball, MVP of Elite All Star Team Tournament basketball, school basketball records for season rebounding, career rebounding, season points, career points, 1,000+ points for high school career, State of Iowa Leadership Award, National Honor Society, Softball for 2 years, played AAU with Kingdom Hoops junior high and high school, GPA of 4.2, business award for senior recognition.

 

Family.... Father is Steven Anderson who attended St. Johns, Mother is Kelly Anderson who attended school at UW-Stout and Mankato, Older brother Chase Anderson played baseball at Northwest Missouri State and older sister Amber Hoover swam at Gustavus Adolphus.

Why did you choose St. Thomas?.... I loved the community aspect I felt when I was on campus and how everyone on the basketball team was constantly motivating each other and holding everyone accountable. I'm looking to improve my basketball game and make long-lasting connections throughout the college process.

What was your first impression of St. Thomas?.... I first heard of St. Thomas when speaking with Coach Sinn to come on a recruiting visit. I loved hearing about the team's passion to constantly improve skills even at the college level, something I wasn't always seeing as a focus elsewhere.

Who is your favorite athlete?....  George Niang who previously played for Iowa State. I loved comparing my play to his in that he wasn’t always the most athletic one on the court, yet his quick muscle memory moves could beat his opponents.

 Who inspires you or is a role model? and Why?....  Mckenna Riebkes. She is a family friend battling cancer at age 3. If she can battle through the pain and struggles with a smile on her face than I can push myself to success.

What is your favorite meal?...  Porcupine Meatballs, I know they sound weird but I promise they aren't and they're delicious!

What is on your pre-game music?.... Cyclone

Do you have any notable or unique talents or hobbies?...  I like to go turkey hunting in the spring

Where have you volunteered?....  I volunteered at my church all through high school with WHIZ kids which was a child refugee tutoring program.

What is your craziest ambition or on your bucket list to do?.... I want to see fireworks from an airplane.  


Recent Games
Feb 17 Saint Benedict W, 67-64
Feb 22 Saint Mary's W, 65-44
Feb 24 Gustavus Adolphus W, 62-56
Mar 2 vs. Chapman W, 81-51
Mar 3 Chicago W, 68-62
Mar 9 vs. East Tex. Baptist L, 61-58
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 30 18
Games started 2 -
Minutes 398 245
Minutes per game 13.3 13.6
FG 53-100 30-58
FG Pct 53.0 51.7
3PT 9-16 4-8
3PT Pct 56.3 50.0
FT 40-42 25-27
FT Pct 95.2 92.6
Off rebounds 32 25
Def rebounds 61 36
Total rebounds 93 61
Rebounds per game 3.1 3.4
Personal fouls 28 12
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 9 7
Turnovers 27 17
Assist to turnover ratio 0.3 0.4
Steals 12 9
Blocks 20 8
Points 155 89
Points per game 5.2 4.9
Points per 40 min 15.6 14.5
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 17 vs. Connecticut Col. W, 75-53 - 11 2-4 50.0 1-1 100.0 8-8 100.0 13
Nov 18 vs. Bowdoin L, 80-68 - 4 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Nov 26 George Fox W, 65-57 - 5 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Dec 1 at UW-Stevens Point W, 78-54 - 9 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Dec 2 at Hamline W, 76-56 - 17 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 6-6 100.0 6
Dec 6 Bethel W, 72-65 - 15 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 6
Dec 9 St. Catherine W, 79-46 - 16 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Dec 13 at Gustavus Adolphus W, 74-66 - 16 2-2 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Dec 16 Luther L, 77-72 - 7 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 2
Dec 29 UW-La Crosse W, 76-38 - 19 4-7 57.1 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 9
Dec 30 vs. Lake Forest W, 83-51 - 15 3-4 75.0 2-2 100.0 2-2 100.0 10
Jan 3 Macalester W, 95-37 - 16 3-4 75.0 1-2 50.0 4-4 100.0 11
Jan 6 Carleton W, 71-46 - 10 1-5 20.0 0-1 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Jan 10 at Concordia-Moorhead W, 64-54 - 8 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 6
Jan 13 St. Olaf W, 88-38 - 15 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Jan 17 at Bethel W, 63-51 - 15 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 3
Jan 20 at Saint Benedict W, 77-52 - 16 3-5 60.0 1-1 100.0 3-3 100.0 10
Jan 24 Gustavus Adolphus W, 61-45 - 5 1-2 50.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 2
Jan 27 Hamline W, 68-34 - 18 3-5 60.0 0-1 0.0 1-1 100.0 7
Jan 31 at Macalester W, 70-42 - 18 2-4 50.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 5
Feb 3 at St. Catherine W, 87-61 - 14 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 3-3 100.0 7
Feb 7 Augsburg W, 70-66 - 3 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Feb 10 at St. Olaf W, 77-31 - 15 2-3 66.7 1-1 100.0 2-2 100.0 7
Feb 14 at Saint Mary's W, 68-62 - 13 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Feb 17 Saint Benedict W, 67-64 - 15 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Feb 22 Saint Mary's W, 65-44 1 30 7-8 87.5 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 15
Feb 24 Gustavus Adolphus W, 62-56 1 32 3-6 50.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 7
Mar 2 vs. Chapman W, 81-51 - 15 2-5 40.0 0-1 0.0 2-2 100.0 6
Mar 3 Chicago W, 68-62 - 2 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Mar 9 vs. East Tex. Baptist L, 61-58 - 4 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 17 vs. Connecticut Col. W, 75-53 - 11 2 1 3 0 2 0.0 1 2 4 0
Nov 18 vs. Bowdoin L, 80-68 - 4 0 1 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 -
Nov 26 George Fox W, 65-57 - 5 1 1 2 0 1 0.0 0 1 0 -
Dec 1 at UW-Stevens Point W, 78-54 - 9 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 4 -
Dec 2 at Hamline W, 76-56 - 17 1 5 6 2 0 - 0 0 2 0
Dec 6 Bethel W, 72-65 - 15 0 4 4 0 1 0.0 1 2 1 -
Dec 9 St. Catherine W, 79-46 - 16 1 2 3 0 1 0.0 1 0 1 -
Dec 13 at Gustavus Adolphus W, 74-66 - 16 2 2 4 0 1 0.0 1 0 0 -
Dec 16 Luther L, 77-72 - 7 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 2 0
Dec 29 UW-La Crosse W, 76-38 - 19 0 1 1 1 0 - 0 1 0 -
Dec 30 vs. Lake Forest W, 83-51 - 15 2 7 9 0 1 0.0 1 0 1 -
Jan 3 Macalester W, 95-37 - 16 2 0 2 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 -
Jan 6 Carleton W, 71-46 - 10 3 3 6 0 0 - 1 0 0 -
Jan 10 at Concordia-Moorhead W, 64-54 - 8 1 1 2 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Jan 13 St. Olaf W, 88-38 - 15 2 1 3 0 0 - 1 0 0 -
Jan 17 at Bethel W, 63-51 - 15 0 1 1 0 2 0.0 0 2 0 -
Jan 20 at Saint Benedict W, 77-52 - 16 1 3 4 1 3 0.3 0 0 0 -
Jan 24 Gustavus Adolphus W, 61-45 - 5 0 2 2 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Jan 27 Hamline W, 68-34 - 18 4 3 7 2 3 0.7 1 2 1 -
Jan 31 at Macalester W, 70-42 - 18 2 3 5 0 3 0.0 2 1 1 -
Feb 3 at St. Catherine W, 87-61 - 14 2 0 2 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Feb 7 Augsburg W, 70-66 - 3 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Feb 10 at St. Olaf W, 77-31 - 15 2 3 5 0 1 0.0 1 0 1 0
Feb 14 at Saint Mary's W, 68-62 - 13 1 1 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Feb 17 Saint Benedict W, 67-64 - 15 1 2 3 1 1 1.0 0 1 1 -
Feb 22 Saint Mary's W, 65-44 1 30 1 9 10 0 3 0.0 0 4 3 -
Feb 24 Gustavus Adolphus W, 62-56 1 32 1 1 2 0 1 0.0 0 2 2 -
Mar 2 vs. Chapman W, 81-51 - 15 0 4 4 0 0 - 0 2 0 -
Mar 3 Chicago W, 68-62 - 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 -
Mar 9 vs. East Tex. Baptist L, 61-58 - 4 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2016-17 20 - 4.5 0.9-2.1 45.2 0.0-0.0 - 0.7-0.8 86.7 2.5
2017-18 30 2 13.3 1.8-3.3 53.0 0.3-0.5 56.3 1.3-1.4 95.2 5.2
Total 50 2 9.8 1.4-2.8 50.7 0.2-0.3 56.3 1.1-1.1 93.0 4.1
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2016-17 20 - 91 19-42 45.2 0-0 - 13-15 86.7 51
2017-18 30 2 398 53-100 53.0 9-16 56.3 40-42 95.2 155
Total 50 2 489 72-142 50.7 9-16 56.3 53-57 93.0 206
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2016-17 20 - 4.5 8.4-18.5 45.2 0.0-0.0 - 5.7-6.6 86.7 22.4
2017-18 30 2 13.3 5.3-10.1 53.0 0.9-1.6 56.3 4.0-4.2 95.2 15.6
Total 50 2 9.8 5.9-11.6 50.7 0.7-1.3 56.3 4.3-4.7 93.0 16.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2016-17 20 - 4.5 0.6 0.8 1.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1
2017-18 30 2 13.3 1.1 2.0 3.1 0.9 0.0 0.3 0.9 0.3 0.4 0.7
Total 50 2 9.8 0.9 1.5 2.4 0.6 0.0 0.2 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.4
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2016-17 20 - 91 11 16 27 3 0 0 6 0.0 0 1
2017-18 30 2 398 32 61 93 28 0 9 27 0.3 12 20
Total 50 2 489 43 77 120 31 0 9 33 0.3 12 21
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2016-17 20 - 4.5 4.8 7.0 11.9 1.3 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.4
2017-18 30 2 13.3 3.2 6.1 9.3 2.8 0.0 0.9 2.7 0.3 1.2 2.0
Total 50 2 9.8 3.5 6.3 9.8 2.5 0.0 0.7 2.7 0.3 1.0 1.7
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 30 2 13.3 1.8-3.3 53.0 0.3-0.5 56.3 1.3-1.4 95.2 5.2
Conference 18 - 13.6 1.7-3.2 51.7 0.2-0.4 50.0 1.4-1.5 92.6 4.9
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 15 2 13.9 1.9-3.5 54.7 0.2-0.6 33.3 0.7-0.8 91.7 4.8
Away 10 - 14.1 1.6-3.2 50.0 0.3-0.3 100.0 1.7-1.8 94.4 5.2
Neutral 5 - 9.8 1.6-3.0 53.3 0.6-0.8 75.0 2.4-2.4 100.0 6.2
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Wins 27 2 14.2 1.9-3.6 54.2 0.3-0.6 56.3 1.4-1.5 95.0 5.6
Losses 3 - 5.0 0.3-1.3 25.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.7-0.7 100.0 1.3
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November 3 - 6.7 1.0-2.0 50.0 0.3-0.3 100.0 2.7-2.7 100.0 5.0
December 8 - 14.3 1.6-3.0 54.2 0.4-0.6 60.0 1.5-1.5 100.0 5.1
January 9 - 13.4 2.0-3.8 52.9 0.3-0.8 42.9 1.3-1.6 85.7 5.7
February 7 2 17.4 2.4-4.3 56.7 0.3-0.3 100.0 0.9-0.9 100.0 6.0
March 3 - 7.0 0.7-2.0 33.3 0.0-0.3 0.0 0.7-0.7 100.0 2.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 30 2 398 53-100 53.0 9-16 56.3 40-42 95.2 155
Conference 18 - 245 30-58 51.7 4-8 50.0 25-27 92.6 89
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 15 2 208 29-53 54.7 3-9 33.3 11-12 91.7 72
Away 10 - 141 16-32 50.0 3-3 100.0 17-18 94.4 52
Neutral 5 - 49 8-15 53.3 3-4 75.0 12-12 100.0 31
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Wins 27 2 383 52-96 54.2 9-16 56.3 38-40 95.0 151
Losses 3 - 15 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 4
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November 3 - 20 3-6 50.0 1-1 100.0 8-8 100.0 15
December 8 - 114 13-24 54.2 3-5 60.0 12-12 100.0 41
January 9 - 121 18-34 52.9 3-7 42.9 12-14 85.7 51
February 7 2 122 17-30 56.7 2-2 100.0 6-6 100.0 42
March 3 - 21 2-6 33.3 0-1 0.0 2-2 100.0 6
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 30 2 13.3 5.3-10.1 53.0 0.9-1.6 56.3 4.0-4.2 95.2 15.6
Conference 18 - 13.6 4.9-9.5 51.7 0.7-1.3 50.0 4.1-4.4 92.6 14.5
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 15 2 13.9 5.6-10.2 54.7 0.6-1.7 33.3 2.1-2.3 91.7 13.8
Away 10 - 14.1 4.5-9.1 50.0 0.9-0.9 100.0 4.8-5.1 94.4 14.8
Neutral 5 - 9.8 6.5-12.2 53.3 2.4-3.3 75.0 9.8-9.8 100.0 25.3
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Wins 27 2 14.2 5.4-10.0 54.2 0.9-1.7 56.3 4.0-4.2 95.0 15.8
Losses 3 - 5.0 2.7-10.7 25.0 0.0-0.0 - 5.3-5.3 100.0 10.7
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November 3 - 6.7 6.0-12.0 50.0 2.0-2.0 100.0 16.0-16.0 100.0 30.0
December 8 - 14.3 4.6-8.4 54.2 1.1-1.8 60.0 4.2-4.2 100.0 14.4
January 9 - 13.4 6.0-11.2 52.9 1.0-2.3 42.9 4.0-4.6 85.7 16.9
February 7 2 17.4 5.6-9.8 56.7 0.7-0.7 100.0 2.0-2.0 100.0 13.8
March 3 - 7.0 3.8-11.4 33.3 0.0-1.9 0.0 3.8-3.8 100.0 11.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 30 2 13.3 1.1 2.0 3.1 0.9 0.0 0.3 0.9 0.3 0.4 0.7
Conference 18 - 13.6 1.4 2.0 3.4 0.7 0.0 0.4 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 2 13.9 1.1 1.9 3.0 0.9 0.0 0.3 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.9
Away 10 - 14.1 1.2 1.9 3.1 1.0 0.0 0.3 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.3
Neutral 5 - 9.8 0.8 2.6 3.4 1.0 0.0 0.2 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.8
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Wins 27 2 14.2 1.2 2.2 3.4 1.0 0.0 0.3 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.7
Losses 3 - 5.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.3 0.0 - 0.3 0.0
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November 3 - 6.7 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.3 0.0 0.3 1.0 0.3 0.3 1.0
December 8 - 14.3 0.8 2.6 3.4 1.4 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.4
January 9 - 13.4 1.7 1.9 3.6 0.4 - 0.4 1.3 0.3 0.6 0.6
February 7 2 17.4 1.1 2.3 3.4 1.3 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.2 0.1 1.0
March 3 - 7.0 0.0 1.3 1.3 0.0 - 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.3 0.7
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 30 2 398 32 61 93 28 0 9 27 0.3 12 20
Conference 18 - 245 25 36 61 12 0 7 17 0.4 9 8
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 2 208 16 29 45 13 0 5 14 0.4 5 13
Away 10 - 141 12 19 31 10 0 3 10 0.3 4 3
Neutral 5 - 49 4 13 17 5 0 1 3 0.3 3 4
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Wins 27 2 383 32 60 92 26 0 8 27 0.3 11 20
Losses 3 - 15 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 - 1 0
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November 3 - 20 3 3 6 4 0 1 3 0.3 1 3
December 8 - 114 6 21 27 11 0 3 4 0.8 4 3
January 9 - 121 15 17 32 4 - 4 12 0.3 5 5
February 7 2 122 8 16 24 9 0 1 6 0.2 1 7
March 3 - 21 0 4 4 0 - 0 2 0.0 1 2
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 30 2 13.3 3.2 6.1 9.3 2.8 0.0 0.9 2.7 0.3 1.2 2.0
Conference 18 - 13.6 4.1 5.9 10.0 2.0 0.0 1.1 2.8 0.4 1.5 1.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 2 13.9 3.1 5.6 8.7 2.5 0.0 1.0 2.7 0.4 1.0 2.5
Away 10 - 14.1 3.4 5.4 8.8 2.8 0.0 0.9 2.8 0.3 1.1 0.9
Neutral 5 - 9.8 3.3 10.6 13.9 4.1 0.0 0.8 2.4 0.3 2.4 3.3
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Wins 27 2 14.2 3.3 6.3 9.6 2.7 0.0 0.8 2.8 0.3 1.1 2.1
Losses 3 - 5.0 0.0 2.7 2.7 5.3 0.0 2.7 0.0 - 2.7 0.0
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November 3 - 6.7 6.0 6.0 12.0 8.0 0.0 2.0 6.0 0.3 2.0 6.0
December 8 - 14.3 2.1 7.4 9.5 3.9 0.0 1.1 1.4 0.8 1.4 1.1
January 9 - 13.4 5.0 5.6 10.6 1.3 0.0 1.3 4.0 0.3 1.7 1.7
February 7 2 17.4 2.6 5.2 7.9 3.0 0.0 0.3 2.0 0.2 0.3 2.3
March 3 - 7.0 0.0 7.6 7.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8 0.0 1.9 3.8