Elisa Penna
Elisa  Penna


Bergamo, Italy

High School:
ITC F. Foscari




Penna Named to Italian National Team

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


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.


GOLD RUSH: Immediate Impact

Elisa Penna comes all the way from Italy in midseason and helps make Wake Forest a different team.


Deacs Edge Charlotte 72-69 in WNIT

Wake Forest gutted through a 72-69 victory over Charlotte on Thursday night to advance to the second round of the WNIT.


Deacs Cruise to ACC First Round Win Over Clemson

Wake Forest had two double-digit runs in the first half to build an 18-point halftime lead on the way to a convincing 73-58 win over 15th-seeded Clemson.


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.


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.


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.


Behind The Scenes: On the Road with the Deacs

Behind The Scenes: On the Road with the Deacs


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.


Photo Gallery

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame


Wake Forest Women's Basketball vs. Clemson

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


WBB: Wake Forest vs. VCU (School Day)

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


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.


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.

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.

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.

Virginia and Duke