Photo Credit: WNBA
Photo Credit: WNBA
Nicole Levesque Andres

Inducted 2012

One of the most prolific scorers in Vermont high school basketball history, Nicole Levesque Andres went on to a standout career at Wake Forest before becoming the first Vermonter to play in the Women's National Basketball Association.

She graduated from Mount Anthony Union High in Bennington in 1990 with 1,938 points, then second in state history and currently fifth. She helped lead the Patriots to three straight trips to the Division I state championship game from 1988 to 1990, capturing the school's first two state titles as a sophomore and junior.

Levesque Andres went on Wake Forest in the powerful Atlantic Coast Conference where she was a four-year starter at point guard. 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 three-pointers and 488 assists both rank second in school-history. She averaged 15 points per game over her four years and finished third all-time at Wake with 1,663 career points. She also is the school's leader in free throw percentage at 83.0%.

Levesque Andres was a Fast Break Freshman All-American in 1991 and an All-ACC performer in 1992 and 1994. In 1994 she earned the prestigious Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, given annually to the top senior in the nation at 5-foot-8 or under.

She played one season, 1997, for the Charlotte Sting of the WNBA becoming not only the first Vermont product in the nation's top professional league but the first and only from Wake Forest. She also played professionally in Europe. 

Levesque Andres also spent two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Vermont including the Catamounts 2000 America East Championship team. She has been inducted in VPA and New England Basketball Hall of Fames. In 1999 Sports Illustrated magazine ranked her 17th in its list of the Top 50 Vermont athletes of the 20th Century. 

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