Former Deacon Nicole Levesque Going Into Vermont Sports Hall of Fame
Nov. 8, 2012
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - Former basketball standout Nicole Levesque Andres, a native of Shaftsbury, Vt. and a 1994 graduate of Wake Forest, is one of 13 members of the inaugural induction class of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. She is the only basketball player in the first class that will be inducted at the first annual Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Celebration to be held Saturday, November 17, 2012.
Levesque Andres was a four-year letterwinner for the Demon Deacons from 1990-94. She played in a total of 111 games and holds a number of school records. She played more minutes (3,979) and made more free throws (410) than any Demon Deacon and her 193 career three-pointers made and 488 assists both rank second in school-history. Levesque Andres was a Fast Break Freshman All-American in 1991 and an All-ACC performer in 1992 and 1994. She averaged 15 points per game over her four years and as a senior, she earned the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award which is given annually to the top senior in the nation at 5-foot-8 or under.
Prior to her career at Wake Forest, Levesque Andres was one of Vermont's best-ever high school basketball players scoring close to 2,000 points at Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, Vt. After graduation she played one season for the Charlotte Sting (1997) becoming both Vermont's and Wake Forest's first player to reach the WNBA. She also served as an assistant coach at the University of Vermont for two seasons.
Leveque Andres currently resides with her husband, Dr. Mark Andres, and their four children in Pensacola, Fla.
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