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Elisa Penna
Elisa  Penna

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bergamo, Italy

High School:
ITC F. Foscari

Height:
6-3

Position:
Forward

03/02/2018

Sharp, Penna Named to All-ACC Academic Team

Wake Forest duo recognized for success in the classroom as well as on the court

02/19/2018

Penna Earns ACC Player of the Week Honors

The junior forward tied a program record, making nine three-pointers against NC State on Sunday, Feb. 18.

02/15/2018

Deacs Dominate Virginia Tech, 73-56

Thursday's win was the first ACC home victory for the Demon Deacons since Feb. 5, 2017.

06/16/2017

Penna Named to Italian National Team

Rising junior Elisa Penna named to the 12-person EuroBasket Women 2017 roster for Italy

11/20/2016

Offense Breaks Out in 89-61 Win over EMU

The Demon Deacons shot better than 50 percent from long distance in the victory over Eastern Michigan.

03/18/2016

2015-16 Wake Forest Women's Basketball: Deacs Edge Charlotte 72-69 in WNIT

Wake Forest gutted out a 72-69 win over Charlotte in the WNIT on March 17, 2016. Amber Campbell hit a three in the final minutes to seal the deal in Wake Forest's first postseason appearance since 2012.

02/16/2016

2015-16 Wake Forest Women's Basketball: Campbell's Career-High 27 Paces Deacs Past Duke

Amber Campbell's career-high 27 points lifted Wake Forest to its first win over Duke since March 5, 1993, breaking a stretch of 45 losses in a row against the Blue Devils.

02/08/2016

2015-16 Wake Forest Women's Basketball: Deacs Battle Back to Take Down NC State

Wake Forest fell behind 16-3 in the first quarter, but battled back and ultimately came away with a 63-58 victory over No. RV/RV NC State on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2016. It marks the first win over NC State since 2013 and gives Wake Forest wins over NC State and North Carolina in the same season for the first time since 2003-04.

02/01/2016

Behind The Scenes: On the Road with the Deacs

Behind The Scenes: On the Road with the Deacs

01/23/2016

2015 Wake Forest Women's Basketball: Deacs Storm Past Tar Heels 75-63

Wake Forest women's basketball took down North Carolina 75-63 on Jan. 21, 2016, for the first time since the 2004 season.

12/31/2017

Photo Gallery

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame

01/12/2017

Wake Forest Women's Basketball vs. Clemson

Wake Forest defeated Clemson 68-56 on Thursday, Jan. 12 inside the LJVM Coliseum

12/21/2016

WBB: Wake Forest vs. VCU (School Day)

Wake Forest defeated VCU, 60-54, on Wednesday, Dec. 21 in its annual School Day game.

11/11/2016

Wake Forest vs. Navy

The Demon Deacons opened up their regular season against Navy on Fri. Nov. 11 against the Navy Mids at LJVM Coliseum.

03/17/2016

2016 WNIT: Wake Forest vs. Charlotte

Wake Forest topped Charlotte 72-69 in the first round of the WNIT Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Halton Arena.

2017-18 (Junior)
Named to the All-ACC Second Team by the Blue Ribbon Panel and the league’s coaches, the first Demon Deacon to receive All-ACC honors since Dearica Hamby in 2015 … Became the 26th player in team history to reach 1,000 career points in a 17-point effort at Clemson (Feb. 22) … Appeared in 25 games, making 23 starts … Missed the season’s first six games with an injury … Named ACC Player of the Week on Feb. 20 after scoring a career-high 34 points and making a career-best nine three pointers at No. 25 NC State, becoming the first to Wake Forest player to win the award since Amber Campbell in 2016 (Feb. 18) … Her nine three-pointers against the Wolfpack tied the program record while her 34 points were the most by a Deac since Dearica Hamby scored 36 in 2015 … Led the Demon Deacons with 15.8 points per game … Averaged 31.3 minutes per game, good for third on the team … Her nine 20+ point games also led the Deacs … Led team in made three pointers (54) and three-point shooting percentage (.358) … Scored in double figures in 19-of-25 contests … Recorded back-to-back double-doubles, with 20 points and 12 rebounds at No. 4 Louisville (Jan. 28), and 15 points and 12 boards at Boston College (Feb. 1) … Made all seven of her free throw attempts in a 20-point scoring game against North Carolina (Jan. 16)

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Named to the Italian Senior National Team in the summer between her sophomore and junior season ... Was Wake Forest's leading scorer, averaging 13.4 points per game while finishing second on the team with 5.7 rebounds per contest ... Third on the team with 35 steals on the season ... Scored in double figures in 26 games, including a stretch of 11-straight from 12/8 to 1/29 ... Recorded back-to-back double-doubles against Samford (12/8) and VCU (12/21) ... Scored 17 points and added 10 rebounds against Samford while tallying 19 points and a season-high 12 rebounds against VCU ... The consecutive double-doubles were part of a three-game stretch where Penna brought in 10 or more rebounds, adding an 11-rebound effort against Radford (12/10) ... Scored a career-high 23 points in a road win over North Carolina, finishing 8-of-17 from the field, including a career-best 4-of-8 from beyond the arc, with four assists and two steals ... Tallied a career-best six assists agianst Middle Tennessee (3/19) ... Finished 19th in the league in scoring and 14th in minutes played.

2015-16 (Freshman)
Joined the team as a mid-year addition in December prior to the game against Hampton (12/28) ... Appeared in 22 games on the season, starting 20-straight contests to end the year after coming off the bench in her first two games ... Averaged 9.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest while seeing 33.5 minutes per game ... Shot 36.5 percent from the floor for the season, a team-high 37.5 percent from long range and a team-high 84.8 percent from the free throw line ... Was named ACC Rookie of the Week on Jan. 25 after setting career-highs in back-to-back games with 18 points and five steals against North Carolina (1/21) and 22 points against Boston College (1/24) ... Went 12-for-12 from the free throw line against Boston College ... Scored in double figures 13 of 22 games on the season ... Recorded three double-doubles on the year with 11 points and 10 rebounds against Virginia (1/10), 10 points and 10 rebounds against Duke (2/14) and 11 points and 12 rebounds against Charlotte (3/17) in the WNIT.

Prior to Wake Forest (Italy)
Won a bronze medal during the 2014 U20 European Championship with Italy and was named to the All-Tournament team ... Was also on the silver medal U20 team in 2013 at the European Championship and the bronze medal U16 team at the 2011 European Championship ... With Greas Basket Milano club team Penna won four championships ... Won the 2009-10 championship on the U15 team, the 2010-11 and 2011-12 championships with the U17 team and the 2012-13 championship with the U19 team ... Also won a U19 championship with Reyer Venezia in 2012-13.

Personal
Full name is Elisa Penna ... Born on Nov. 13, 1995 ... Daughter of Sara and Ivan ... Has a brother, Michael, and two sisters, Jessica and Valentina.

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