Jane Nwaba - Women's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#10 Jane Nwaba


Class Graduate
Height 5-10
Hometown Carson, Calif.
High School Palisades Charter
Major Undecided


  • 2023-24 All-WCC Honorable Mention
  • 2023-24 All-WCC Academic Honorable Mention
  • 2022-23 All-WCC Academic Honorable Mention

Collegiate Career

  • Utilizing her NCAA Eligibility Relief this season and will have one year of eligibility with the Commodores
  • Appeared in 105 collegiate games during four seasons at Pepperdine
  • Made 64 collegiate starts with the Waves
  • Collected 11 career double-doubles, with nine coming during the 2023-24 season
  • Averaged 10.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.1 steals over her final two seasons at Pepperdine

As a Senior – at Pepperdine (2023-24)

  • All-WCC honorable mention
  • All-WCC Academic Team honorable mention
  • Led the Waves in scoring (10.7 ppg), rebounding (7.6 rpg) assists (2.8 apg) and steals (1.3 spg)
  • Played a team-high in 31.1 minutes per game
  • Only player to start in all 30 games
  • Recorded nine double-doubles, which was one shy of breaking into the program’s single-season top-10 leaderboard
  • Ranked fourth in the WCC with 8.7 rebounds per game and was tied for 18th with 10.7 points per game
  • Led the team with 19 double-figure scoring outings
  • Collected double-digit rebounds in a team-best 11 games
  • Notched her first double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds against New Mexico (Nov. 9)
  • Had a near triple-double with 11 points, eight rebounds and eight assists at San Francisco (Jan. 11)
  • Finished the season with 11-consecutive games in double-figures
  • Scored a career high 22 points on 8-for-15 shooting against San Francisco on Feb. 1
  • Closed WCC play by collecting three-straight double-doubles against Saint Mary’s (13 points, 10 rebounds), Pacific (12 points, 10 rebounds) and Gonzaga (13 points, 10 rebounds)

As a Junior – at Pepperdine (2022-23)

  • Started in all 29 games
  • Third on the team in rebounding (6.1 rpg) and steals (26)
  • Fourth on the team in scoring at 9.1 points per game
  • Scored double-digit points in 13 games
  • Recorded two double-doubles on the year
  • Had a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double vs. La Salle on Nov. 18
  • Grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds in Pepperdine’s win at BYU (Feb. 9)
  • Recorded a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double vs. LMU (Feb. 18)
  • Finished the season with back-to-back 17-point outings in the WCC Tournament against Santa Clara (March 2) and BYU (March 3)

As a Sophomore – at Pepperdine (2021-22)

  • All-WCC Academic Team honorable mention
  • WCC Commissioner’s Honor Role Bronze Honors
  • Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete
  • Appeared in 23 games and made four starts
  • Averaged 4.9 points per game and 3.3 rebounds in 15.8 minutes
  • Scored in double-digits four times
  • Had a career-high 13 points vs. Gonzaga on Jan. 27
  • Tied career high in steals with three vs. LMU (Jan. 25)

As a Freshman – at Pepperdine (2020-21)

  • WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll Silver Honors
  • Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete
  • Played in all 23 games, making one start
  • Averaged 3.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 14.6 minutes
  • Scored a season-high nine points vs. CSU Bakersfield on Dec. 8
  • Grabbed nine rebounds vs. Westmont on Dec. 5

The Nwaba File

  • Last name pronounced NWAH-Buh
  • Graduated from Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, California
  • Earned MVP honors of the CIF Los Angeles City Section
  • Named to the Division 2 all-state first team
  • Scored 15 points, brought down 15 rebounds and dished out two assists per game as a senior
  • As a junior, averaged 18 points and 13 rebounds per game, earning MVP honors in the CIF Los Angeles City Section
  • Helped Palisades Charter to Los Angeles Open Division championship and CIF City Section championship
  • Graduated from Pepperdine with a degree in psychology
  • Daughter of Blessing and Theodore Nwaba
  • Has five siblings, Barbara, Alex, David, Victor and Precious