ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
20 - Andrew Van Nest
Andrew Van Nest
Height: 6-10
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Weston, Mass.
High School: Northfield Mount Hermon
Position: Forward
Major: Psychology
House Affiliation: Leverett

Senior (2011-12):
Played in 39 games over course of career ... Averaged 2.3 points per game over four seasons ... Saw action in win at Boston College (Dec. 29).

Junior (2010-11):
Played in 23 contests, starting two ... Ranked fourth on the Crimson with 13 blocks ... Had two points, grabbed one rebound and handed out one assist at George Mason (Nov. 13) ... Scored five points and blocked two shots in win over Holy Cross (Nov. 17) ... Hit two shots for four points at Mercer (Nov. 20) ... Tallied nine points, collected three rebounds and hit a 3-pointer in win over Colorado (Nov. 28) ... Made three treys and finished with nine points and two blocks against Fordham (Dec. 1) ... Netted four points and blocked a shot in win over WPI (Dec. 7) ... Scored a career-best 13 points and blocked three shots while pulling down five rebounds against Boston University (Dec. 11) ... Came down with five rebounds at No. 4 Connecticut (Dec. 22) ... Rejected three shots against Monmouth (Dec. 29) ... Collected three rebounds in win at Boston College (Jan. 5) ... Handed out two assists, blocked one shot and added three points at George Washington (Jan. 15) ... Came down with two rebounds against Columbia (Jan. 28) ... Grabbed two more boards against Cornell (Jan. 29) ... Assisted on a field goal in double-overtime win at Penn (Feb. 5).

Sophomore (2009-10):
Appeared in 15 games, averaging nearly nine minutes per contest ... Scored three points in collegiate debut at Holy Cross (11/13) ... Pulled down three rebounds vs. Bryant (11/20) ... Had eight points in 15 minutes at #13 UConn (12/6) ... Had six points in 15 minutes off the bench against Dartmouth (1/09) ... Hit both 3-point attempts in an eight-point outing in nine minutes at Columbia (1/29).

Freshman (2008-09):
Missed the season after having shoulder surgery.

Background:
Son of Anne and Jeff ... Local product who attended Northfield Mt. Hermon and played under head coach John Carroll for a team perennially ranked among the nation's top prep schools ... Rated as the best incoming freshman power forward in the Ivy League by Rivals.com ... Previously played at Weston High School where he was a two-time Dual County All-League selection ... In his sophomore year at Weston, he averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks per game ... Invited to play in the Hoop Mountain Greater Boston All-Star Game, held in late March at Harvard ... Ranked as the 12th-best player in Massachusetts by the New England Recruiting Report ... At NMH, led team to a pair of NEPSAC Class A tournament appearances ... One of three players at NMH and 24 players from the state of Massachusetts to be nominated as a McDonald's All-American ... As a senior, shot 52 percent from the floor, 38 percent from long range and 81 percent from the free throw line ... Averaged nearly six rebounds per game ... Blocked six shots to give coach Carroll his first win at NMH with a 74-61 win over Champlain St. Lambert in his senior opener ... Had 16 rebounds in a 59-58 win over Blair Academy ... Had 10 rebounds in a win over Worcester Academy ... Had 11 Rebounds in a win over New Hampton ... Had 10 rebounds and scored 17 second half points in a win over Cushing ... Played in the New England Elite 75 Showcase at Boston University prior to his senior season ... NMH posted a 16-4 overall record during his junior season on a team which featured nine seniors, seven of which signed with Division I programs ... Averaged 12 points and seven rebounds, often playing half the game ... Played AAU basketball for the New England Playaz ... Team won the 2007 Hall of Fame National Invitational 17U national championship ... Previously played for the Metro Boston club and Fidelity House Kings ... Attended the Virginia Elite Camp ... Also played ultimate frisbee at NMH ... Honor Roll member ... Van Nest's former high school teammates, David Rufful and Josh Riddle are playing at Dartmouth.

Andrew Van Nest with newly-appointed University Provost Dr. Alan Garber '76, in his office in Massachusetts Hall. Dr. Garber is also the Mallinckrodt Professor of Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School and a Professor of Economics in the Kennedy School and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.