UND W Basketball BIO
Leah Szabla
Player Profile:
Leah Szabla 1670054
Position: Guard
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brooklyn Park, Minn.
High School: Providence Academy High School
2016-17 (Senior): Named a co-captain.

2015-16 (Junior): Played in 30 games, starting 25 ... Averaged 8.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game ... Missed first career games at the beginning of the season, nursing an injury ... Returned in a Nov. 17 win vs. Omaha, scoring six points off the bench ... Made first start of the season at Oregon (Nov. 28), scoring seven points in 24 minutes ... Scored in double figures in each of the next six games, including a career-high 21 vs. South Dakota (Dec. 19) ... Had 14 games with double figures in scoring ... Handed out a season-high seven assists with just one turnover in the second round of the WBI (Mar. 20) ... Made 10 of 12 from the free throw line in the semifinals of the Big Sky Tournament (Mar. 11) vs. Idaho State ... Totaled 13 points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists without a turnover in the win over NDSU (Dec. 12) ... Named to the All-Big Sky Academic team ... Earned third letter.

2014-15 (Sophomore): Played in all 32 games, starting 29 ... Averaged 9.3 points, 3.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds for the season ... Scored in double figures 14 times ... UND was 0-3 when she was not in the starting lineup ... Scored 15 points in the season opener at Colorado in the Preseason WNIT (Nov. 15) ... Etched a career-high 19 points in the come-from-behind win vs. Milwaukee (Nov. 18) ... Got to the free throw line 145 times on the season, including three different games with 10+ attempts ... Posted a line of six assists, five steals and five points without a turnover in just 18 minutes against Mayville State (Dec. 16) ... Collected a career-best 10 rebounds in the Big Sky Conference Tournament quarterfinal against Northern Colorado (Mar. 11) ... Earned second letter.

2013-14 (Freshman): Played in all 32 games, including 28 starts ... Immediately took the reins of the starting point guard position and had a solid rookie campaign ... Scored the game-winning bucket in the final seconds to help UND to a win over South Dakota (Nov. 17) ... Poured in 14 points and added then-season-best six assists in win over Jamestown (Nov. 26) ... Scored then-career high 16 points, including huge three in final minute as UND beat Northern Colorado in Greeley (Dec. 21) ... Scored career-high 18 points and added six assists in just 19 minutes at Sacramento State (Jan. 23) ... Went 8-for-9 from the floor in that game ... Registered career-high nine assists to go along with 13 points and five rebounds to defeat North Dakota State (Dec. 14) ... Scored in double figures 11 times ... Finished the season with averages of 7.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals per game ...Her 52 steals were second-most on the squad ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Earned six varsity letters in basketball (4) and soccer (2) at Providence Academy ... All-time career assists record holder at Providence Academy (382) ... Team went 99-22 in her four years, winning conference championships each year ... Also won section 5AA championship three year and made three state tournament appearances ... Won the state championship in 2012 ... Led the team in scoring (12.5 ppg), assists (5 apg), steals (2 spg) and 3-point percentage (35%) as a senior ... Tri-Metro All-Conference in each of her final two seasons ... 5AA All-Section and Class AA All-State First Teamer in 2013 ... All-Conference Honorable Mention in 2010 in soccer ... Two-time Honor Roll member.

Personal: Daughter of Mike and Gail Szabla ... Sister, Brianna, played Division I soccer at Green Bay ... Majoring in psychology.

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