Gianna Kneepkens ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Marshall School
  • Duluth, MN
  • Women's Basketball
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Gianna Kneepkens's Women's Basketball Recruiting Profile
MN Fury
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Personal Statement

As the only sister with five older brothers who played basketball, I learned the advantage of competition as well as the importance of other’s contributions, on our driveway court,  at family dinners and on report card day. I intend to continue hard courses in high school and further maintain my 4.0 GPA. For my schooling, I will search out a community that emphasize character, academic achievement,  while pursuing athletic excellence. The balance of playing collegiate basketball and continuing my success in the classroom will help prepare me for a life in medicine. I appreciate the sacrifice necessary for accomplishment. Unfortunately, the region I play high school basketball in emphasizes hockey over basketball, so during the off-season, I travel two and a half hours, three or four times a week, to work out with the elite club, Fury UAA.  The advantage of playing with skilled players and different coaches has improved my high school game. The daily training both locally and in the Twin Cities has resulted in placing among the top 10 players in northern Minnesota for overall points, field goal, three-point, and free throw percentages, along with assists and steals per game. The benefit of this diligence has resulted in recognition from the state, conference and team awards. Additionally I have developed friendships with players from other schools and around the state.  I am passionate about the game of basketball. I would be thrilled to play for an institution that encourages a collaborative competition and successful play. I am determined to find a college education that helps me become a well-rounded individual and is enthusiastic about me reaching my potential. I will bring my drive for team success to whatever program I am privileged to play for. I take being a person of character seriously and fellow players, coaches, and the school can depend on me to bring the highest level of integrity to the game, the classroom and the institution.  I will take the invitation to play collegiate basketball as an honor and obligation and I will absolutely give my best in all areas of my life in return.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 4 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 3 years
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #5
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, MN high school leading scorer at all levels. Team's MVP Girl Prep Hoops All State 3rd Team, 1st Team All-Area
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 3rd Place, Sectional 2nd Place, Gold All Academic Team
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #5
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-State, Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Year, Scored 500 points
  • Team Awards:
    Breakout Team of the Week, Sectional 3rd Place
  • Season Schedule
  • 2016 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #5
  • Individual Awards:
    Second Leading Team Scorer 8th Grade, Two Harbors Christmas Tournament 3 Point Champion
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 2nd Place, Team of the Week Mn, First Conference Win in 12 years and went 4-6, Sectional Champs
  • 2015 Varsity Team
  • Jersey: #20
  • Individual Awards:
    Third Leading Scorer as 7th grader, Team's first season over 500 in two decades

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 6 seasons
  • 2019 MN Fury (UAA 10th grade)
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 North Tartan (9th Grade )
  • Notes: Overall 2021 Stat Leader AAU State Prelims 16 points per game.
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 North Tartan (8th Grade)
  • 2016 High Impact (7th Grade)
  • 2015 High Impact (7th Grade)
  • 2014 Northern Lights (7th )

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Tim Peper
  • High School Head Coach
  • Chibuzo Osuchukwu Coach CJ

Additional Sports

  • Soccer
  • F
  • 10 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • All-Area First Team, Team Leader in goals and assists, State Participant
  • Track
  • 1 Year
  • Junior Varsity Team
  • Soccer
  • F
  • 9 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • Most Improved Team Award, Starter 8th and 9th grade, second highest points awarded Freshmen year.



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High School Information

High School:
Marshall School

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors Algebra II Honors English Honors Biology Honors American Lit Honors Chemistry Honors Spanish III Honors World History
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • National History Day Finalist
  • Award
    • Honor Roll
  • Activity
    • Freshmen and Sophomore Class President
  • Activity
    • Baking Club
  • Activity
    • Strings Orchestra/Violin
  • Activity
    • Community Service Projects
  • Activity
    • Selected Participant in Regional Leadership Training Program.

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Statistic 2018 Varsity Te 2018 North Tart 2017 Varsity Te 2017 North Tart 2016 Varsity Te
Points/Game 31.9 16 18.51 18.6 10.5
Season High Points 51 32 32 20 its
Rebounds/Game 9 4.44
Assists/Game 5 3.44
Steals/Game 4.5 3.03
Blocks/Game 8 2.07
Field Goal Pct. 68.4 48%
Free Throw Pct. 79.6 90% 80% 95%
3 Point FG's 57 61
3 Point FG Pct. 42 40%
Games Played 26 27


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