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#23 Marissa Janning
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Watertown, Minn
High School: Watertown-Mayer HS
Experience: High School
2012-13 (Freshman)
Janning wrapped up her remarkable freshman campaign by becoming the first Bluejay to earn Freshman All-American honors (Full-Court) and was the first Creighton freshman to earn All-MVC First Team honors ... The MVC Freshman of the Year was a four-time MVC Newcomer of the Week award winner ... Marissa led Creighton in scoring with 417 points (12.6 ppg), appearing in all 33 contests ... Janning broke into the starting lineup in 11 games, draining a team-high 74 three-pointers in 2012-13 ... Marissa broke her own D.J. Sokol Arena record with 29 points, including 23 in the second half, to push the Jays past Drake on March 4 ... Marissa earned her third MVC Newcomer of the Week award for her 38 points and 11-26 (.423) from the field in games against Missouri State (Feb. 14) and Wichita State (Feb. 16) ... Janning’s 26 points set the Creighton record for points in D.J. Sokol Arena in the Jays’ 67-51 win over Missouri State on Feb. 14. She also tied the arena record for three-pointers with six ... Marissa earned her first career start in Creighton’s 66-60 loss at Illinois State on Feb. 10, scoring 16 points and notching her first block as a Jay ... Powered by five trifectas, including three in 62 seconds, Janning tied dropped in 22 points to lead Creighton past Drake, 98-71 on Feb. 2 ... Janning finished with 21 points to lead the Jays to a 79-67 win over Bradley on Jan. 27 ... Marissa opened MVC play with a combined 36 points in her first two contests, including 22 at Evansville on Jan. 5 ... Janning was 7-of-10 in her Minnesota homecoming, delivering 18 points and seven rebounds in the Jays’ 88-81 (2OT) loss on Dec. 30 to the Golden Gophers ... Marissa posted 19 points on 7-of-10 from the field to lead the Jays past #25 Nebraska 66-57 on Dec. 5 ... Janning made a statement in her fifth game as a Bluejay, leading the team back from 18 down to defeat BYU 65-62 in overtime on Nov. 28. She finished with 19 points in 33 minutes. Her efforts earned Janning the MVC Newcomer of the Week Award.

Watertown-Mayer High School
As a Royal, Janning delivered 3,587 points in her varsity career, which began as a seventh-grader ... She earned a combined 18 varsity letters in basketball (six), cross country (two), track (six) and volleyball (four) ... A four-time team MVP, Janning averaged 30.1 points per game as a senior, leading her squad to a 24-3 record ... She was named Minnesota Miss Basketball 2012, setting a new Minnesota record with 458 career three-pointers ... As a senior she also dished out 135 assists and grabbed 150 steals .... She earned AP Player of the Year as a senior, All-Metro First Team Honors from the Minneapolis Star Tribune as a junior and as a senior ... The point guard was been named to the all-conference and all-section team every year since eighth grade ... Part of a basketball family, Janning’s brother Matt played professionally in the NBDL and Europe after a college career at Northeastern.

Flanery on Janning
“Marissa had a great year, helping us win a lot of games. One issue many freshmen face the length of the college season saps your strength. She has gained significant strength this offseason and I think that will allow her to be even better at finishing at the rim.”