32 Jamie Wilson
NIU: After having been honored as a graduating senior at the end of 2004-05, originally planned to come back as a student assistant coach. However, met with new coaching staff and decided to ask if she could use last season of eligibility earned as a medical red-shirt. As a result, became fifth starter back among eight returning letterwinners.
2004-05: Joined Stephanie Raymond and Kristin Wiener as starter for all 28 games and finished as No. 3 scorer (9.4 ppg.), top rebounder (6.0 rpg.), and No. 1 shot blocker with 27. Notched 13 double-figure performances and had four twin-digit rebound efforts. Over the course of the last 11 games, averaged 11.8 points and 6.9 rebounds despite battling pain in both knees. Notched her second double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds in 55-39 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (1-2-05). Posted career-high 18 points in narrow loss to Ball State (2-5-05) by hitting 9-of-17 field goals while recording six boards, two assists, no turnovers plus one block and one steal. That was first of five straight twin-figure showings during homestretch of MAC season. Netted 8-of-15 from the floor and only free throw attempt for 17 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one block against Toledo (2-16-05). Recorded her third career double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds in regular-season and home finale 75-72 loss to Bowling Green (3-1-05).
2003-04: Returned to action and was in the starting line-up for season-opening 77-60 victory over Loyola-Chicago (11-21-03), but suffered another knee injury after just nine minutes. Sat out next four games and came off bench to add five points and three steals over 17 minutes at Southeast Missouri State (12-15-03). Saw reserve action against Saint Louis and then played just five minutes at Bradley (12-21-03) before injury forced her to sideline permanently. Underwent second knee surgery after the season.
2002-03: Was projected to compete for a starting position but missed the entire year after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee during the Huskies' preseason workouts (10-23-02) ... received a medical redshirt season from the NCAA, retaining three years of eligibility.
2001-02: One of six Huskies -- but only freshman -- to play in all 30 contests. Finished as team's No. 6 scorer (4.7 ppg.), tied for No. 4 in rebounding (3.9 ppg.), and No. 5 in assists with 30. However, really came on strong during last dozen games averaging 6.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists while also logging six starts. First double-figure performance came in season's sixth game during 71-83 victory over Southeast Missouri State (12-5-01). Hit 5-of-9 field goals against SEMO for what became a season-high 14 points and snared six of her eight boards off the offensive glass. Registered initial point-rebound double-double of 12 and 10 in down-to-the-wire 70-68 loss to eventual loop champ Kent State (2-6-02). Chalked up season-best 11 rebounds in back-to-back league games. Had eight points plus 11 boards in road loss to Ball State (2-20-02) and then had four points, 11 rebounds plus two assists in 69-58 home win over Western Michigan (2-23-02). Came off the bench to score 11 points (fourth double-figure scoring effort) in 58-48 MAC quarterfinal round win over Toledo (3-6-02) at Gund Arena. Chipped in four points but grabbed 10 rebounds -- her fourth twin-digit board tally -- in MAC semifinal loss to Ball State (3-8-02). Season-best assist total of four set-ups, along with five points and two rebounds, came during first-ever start: a 74-61 home triumph over Central Michigan (1-28-02).
Prep: Special Mention All-State selection and First-Team All-Central District honoree by Columbus Dispatch following senior season in which she earned second straight Ohio Capital Conference Most Valuable Player league award. Shot 52 percent from the floor as coach Rick Hauser's Raiders went 20-4 and claimed third OCC championship title (12-0) during her four varsity letterwinning seasons. Huskie coach Carol Hammerle and staff took time out between games at Kent State and Ohio to witness her 1,000th career point. Never missed a game over four-season span with RHS compiling a 79-14 ledger. Led all scorers with 15 points and 10 boards in postseason District 10 All-Star game. Received initial OCC MVP award as junior when she averaged 13.7 ppg. and 7.3 rebounds. Helped 19-4 Raider squad win loop crown and reach Round of 32 in state tournament. Was Honorable Mention All-OCC as a sophmore on 19-3 team. Began varsity prep career as a freshman reserve on 21-3 RHS crew which won OCC and District crowns.
Personal: Youngest of two daughters for Garfield and Sandra Wilson. Sister Holly was a four-year basketball letterwinner (1999-2002) for the University of Illinois. Major: Elementary Education. Birthdate: July 27, 1983.