34   Claire Jakubicek
Claire Jakubicek


Cary, Ill.

High School:




No. 7 Huskies Meet No. 3 Toledo in MAC Quarterfinals Thursday

NIU hoping to earn fourth appearance in MAC Tournament semifinals


No. 7 NIU Eliminated by No. 3 Toledo in MAC Quarterfinals

Huskies gave seven-time MAC Tournament champions all they could handle


Jakubicek Named MAC Freshman of the Year

Cary, Ill. native is the second Huskie to ever earn the MAC honor


No. 7 Huskies Face No. 6 Akron Wednesday in MAC Second Round

NIU looking for first two-win MAC Tournament since 2007


Huskies Host Western Michigan Saturday in MAC Tournament First Round

NIU and WMU have never met in the MAC Tournament

High School: Four-year varsity letter winner ... Captained the Trojans to back-to-back conference and regional championships her junior and senior seasons ... Finished her career as the Cary Grove H.S. all-time leading scorer with 1,700 points ... Four-time Daily Herald All-Area selection including a spot as co-captain her senior year ... Also named ESPNChicago.com and Chicago Sun-Times All-Area following her senior campaign ... Nominated for a spot in the McDonald's All-American game in 2011 ... Honored with All-State Second Team selections by the Champaign News Gazette and IBCA as well as an Associated Press All-State Honorable Mention ... Averaged 19.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 3.1 steals per game while leading her team to a 27-4 record and appearance in the Sweet 16 Sectional game as a senior ... Three-time Fox Valley Conference All-Conference selection and team MVP of the Trojans ... Named to the Chicago Sun-Times Top-50 Players to Watch list as a sophomore ... Two-time Mundelien Classic Champion and one-time runner-up ... Completed her career with a conference record of 37-3 and record of 101-19.

Personal: Daughter of Frank and Ellen Jakubicek ... Born February 10, 1993 in Barrington, Ill. ... Made high honor roll and was a member of National Honor Society ... Also member of student council and Interact while at Cary Grove H.S. ... Admires Michael Jordan and Maya Moore.