VIDEO: Meet Jessica Knurick
Junior (2008-2009): Started 28 of 29 games for FAU and finished the year ranked 3rd in scoring (9.1 points per game)...led team in rebounding (6.6 rebounds per game)...scored 10 points and five rebounds in her second career start against Georgia Southern (11/17)...sank five-of-six free throws in the road win over UCF (11/22)...scored 10 points and gathered a season-high six boards against Bethune-Cookman (11/25)...scored 10 points and snatched four boards in the FAU Thanksgiving Classic win over Tennessee Tech (11/29)...had three straight double-digit rebounding contests int he month of December, she picked up 11 rebounds against UIC (12/3), 10 against Denver (12/13), then tallied her first career double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds against Mercer (12/18)...tossed in 11 points against East Carolina (12/20)...followed that up with a 13-point, eight rebound game against South Carolina State (12/29)...poured in a season-high 16 points in the come from behind win over North Texas (1/17)...notched her second double-double with 10 points and a season-high 14 rebounds in the win over ULM (1/21)...recorded her third double-double effort with 10 points and 11 boards against Troy (2/7)...followed that up with a solid 15-point game on seven-of-12 shooting from the field in the win over Denver (2/11)...tied her career high with 16 points on seven-of-10 shooting and came up with the game-winning steal in the Owls' win over Middle Tennessee (2/21).
Junior College (Seminole CC): Ranked No. 54 overall and No. 12 power forward JUCO player in the country according to the Dan Olson Collegiate Girls BBall Report...team captain at Seminole CC averaging 15 points per game, nine rebounds per game and three assists per game shooting 49 percent from the field and 30 percent from three-point range...led team to a 26-3 record, a Mid-Florida Conference championship, a state tournament bid and a national ranking as high as seventh...named honorable mention NJCAA All-American, first team All-State (Florida Community College Athletics Association/Region 8) and first team Mid-Florida Conference in 2007-08...member of the All-Academic Team with a GPA of 4.0.
Oakland University: Played as a reserve for 23 games in 2005-06...Scored her first collegiate points against Miami (11/23) and pulled down a season-high four rebounds against Wisconsin-Green Bay (12/3).
High School: Played for coach John Sharpe at Walled Lake Northern HS and lettered in basketball for three years, captaining the team as a senior...voted her team's MVP during her senior campaign, averaging 15 points and eight rebounds per game while earning all-conference honors...was additionally named all-area and all-county in her final two seasons as well as all-region as a senior when she was a McDonald's All-American nominee...her team finished as league and division champions during her senior year...averaged over 14 points and 8 rebounds in her career to go along with two assists, 3.4 steals and 3.7 blocks...also lettered in volleyball as a setter for four years...was a class council member and the vice president of her school's National Honor Society.
Personal:Double-major in Finance and Management...born July 23, 1987, in Garden City, Michigan...Daughter of Jerry and Denise Knurick.