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35   Eddie Vanderwerff
Eddie Vanderwerff

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tequesta, Fla.

High School:
Cardinal Newman

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 222

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
11/11/1987

Experience:
SQ


ON VANDERWERFF: Played in one game during the 2008-09 season after he joined the Seminoles after a campus-wide tryout in October...earned one minute of playing time in the Seminoles' victory over Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Jan. 3) in his first season as a member of the team...enrolled in Florida State in 2006 and did not play varsity basketball for the first two years of his academic career...a member of the successful Palm Beach Thunder Cats AAU team...helped the Thunder cats win the state AAU Championship and placed third at the national AAU Tournament in Indianapolis in 2004...an intramural champion during his first two years at Florida State...played in the College National Intramural tournament and helped his team win the national championship in 2008.

AS A FRESHMAN (2009): averaged 0.0 points and 0.0 rebounds in one game played during his first season as a member of the Seminole basketball team...earned one minute of playing time in the Seminoles' 69-48 victory over Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Jan. 3) in Tallahassee...attempted his first career shot with 15 seconds remaining in the second half of the Seminoles' win over the Islanders.

AT CARDINAL NEWMAN: Graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in 2006...earned varsity letters in both basketball and tennis as a prep standout...two varsity letters as a member of the basketball team...as a basketball player he was an all-area honorable mention and all-conference second-team selection as a senior in 2006...was a starter as a senior during the 2005-06 season...averaged 10.0 points per game as he played in 51 career games...shot 51 percent from the field as a junior and shot better than 70 percent from the free throw line during his two-year career...averaged a double-double in points and rebounds during his two years on the varsity...career-high of 25 rebounds came during his junior season...was a four-year member of the varsity tennis team...earned all-county first-team and all area honorable mention honors by the Palm Beach Post...advanced to the second round of the high school state tournament singles championship...helped Cardinal Newman advance to the regional final championship during his senior season.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 11, 1987...Eddie is the son on Ed and Kelly Vanderwerff...two sisters -- Makenzie is a sophomore at North Florida and Olivia is a student at Jupiter Christian...major is economics.

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