Emily Sann


Emily Sann (nee Faurholt) played three seasons for the Vandals in 2003-06 after playing her first year at Seattle Pacific. In her first year as a Vandal, she took the Big West and country by storm.

She led the NCAA in scoring at 25.4 points per game in her first season when she was named the Big West Conference’s Player of the Year. She also earned honorable mention nods on the Associated Press and WBCA All-America teams.

The 5-foot-11 forward again led the Big West in scoring as a junior when she averaged 23.2 points per game. Those two season averages rank No. 1 and No. 2 all-time in program history.

She also had a strong senior year in the Western Athletic Conference, which left her as Idaho’s all-time leading scorer (1,938 points) after just three seasons. Her scoring mark still ranks second in school history and her career scoring average of 22 points per game remains No. 1 on the list.

Emily was a two-time all-Big West regular-season and tournament first-team selection and a WBCA All-American as well as an Associated Press All-American honorable mention selection. She also was a second-team Western Athletic Conference pick her final season.

She ranks third all-time in points scored at UI with 1,938 and tops the school’s all-time list in minutes played, averaging 37.8 per game. She also has the record for and most free throws made in a season (172; 2003-04). Her single-game scoring record of 39 points, set twice, stood until 2017.

Emily ranks in the top five in program history in field goals made (677, fifth), free throws made (455, second) and assists (303, fifth).

A native of Kennewick, Wash., she led Kennewick High School to a state championship and is still the school’s all-time scoring leader.

She was inducted into the University of Idaho Hall of Fame in 2018.

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