Hometown: Akron, OH
High School: Revere
Senior co-captain Casey Nance played and started in all 30 games for the Flyers…Nance ranks 10th on the UD all-time rebounds list with 712 and second on the all-time blocks list with 214…Never missed a game in her career and her 131 games played is tied for third all-time…Against Rhode Island, Nance swatted a season-high six shots…Nance contributed a season-high 15 points in a victory against Richmond while also grabbing 10 rebounds for her only double-double of the season…Grabbed 10 boards on three different occasions…Nance was a defensive presence leading the team with 40 total blocks…throughout the season Nance dished out 15 assists…In the Atlantic 10 Championship final against St. Bonaventure, Nance contributed seven points and two rebounds pushing the Flyers to their first Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship title.
Nance saw action in all 33 games for the Flyers, starting 26 of them…Nance is an intimidating figure in the paint known for redirecting opponents’ shots…She led the team in blocks (45)….Averaged more than one block per game….Amassed seven blocks in the 63-43 victory over Rhode Island…. Nance currently sits in second place on the all-time blocks list with 170 blocks, only behind Michelle Kruty’s 222 blocks… Scored a season-high 12 points against St. Joseph’s after going 5-9 from the field and 2-3 from the charity stripe… Accumulated 155 total rebounds with 52 being on the offensive end accounting for numerous second chance point opportunities for Dayton… Was named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Athlete for the second consecutive year.
Casey Nance played and started in all 33 games for the Flyers averaging 5.3 ppg and 6.2 rpg. Had an impressive double double against Butler putting up 17 points and 12 rebounds, and also had a career-high six blocks. She led the team in rebounds, accumulating 203. Also showed tremendous skill on the defensive end as she led the team in blocks with 64 including a five-block game against 19th ranked Louisville. She recorded 10 points, four blocks and 12 rebounds in the overtime loss against the nationally-ranked Xavier Musketeers. Her 64 blocks was second in the conference and landed her on the All-Conference Defensive Team. Nance not only dominated opponents on the court but also showed her prowess in the classroom. She received the team’s Academic Award for maintaining a 3.8 GPA majoring in Marketing. She was also named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.
2008-09 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team selection Casey Nance provided an immediate inside presence for Dayton as a freshman. Nance played in all 35 games, starting 33 of them. She led the Atlantic 10 in blocks per game (1.8). She averaged 6.5 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game, good for third on the team. She ranked 12th nationally among all freshmen in rebounding. Nance led the team in blocked shots (64) and was second in field goal percentage (.454). She scored in double figures eight times and posted two double-doubles. The Flyer rookie notched her first double-double on Dec. 3 at Cincinnati with 12 points and 15 rebounds and tallied her second double-double on Dec. 23 against Loyola Chicago with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Nance scored a career-high 21 points against Fordham on Feb. 10 on 10-of-11 shooting and grabbed a career-best 16 rebounds against Miami on Dec. 10.
Named Second Team All-State as a junior and senior… Tri-County Coaches Association Player of the Year as a senior, when she averaged 14.8 ppg and 16.2 rpg…Led Revere High School to an 18-5 overall record and a berth in the District Semifinals…Elected First Team All-Tri-County, All-League, and All-District….McDonald’s All-American Nominee…Member of the honor roll, Academic Top 20 and was the recipient of the Scholar Athlete Award while at Revere.
Daughter of Larry and Jaynee Nance…Born March 15, 1990…Has two brothers: Larry and Pete…Father, Larry Nance, played in the NBA for both the Phoenix Suns and the Cleveland Cavaliers…Majoring in marketing.