Jessica Ross
Jessica  Ross

Gilroy, Calif.

High School:
Notre Dame HS




CAREER: Started 112 of her 117 games over four seasons ... Averaged 6.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 24.9 minutes ... On Pepperdine's career records lists, ended her career third in three-pointers attempted (465), tied for fifth in three-pointers made (137), sixth in minutes played (3,228) and tied for eighth in games played (117).

PEPPERDINE 2008-09: Started all 29 games again as a senior and averaged 6.1 points and 1.6 rebounds in 24.9 minutes ... Made a team-best 41 three-pointers ... Finished sixth in the WCC in three-pointers per game (1.4) and 10th in three-point percentage (.311) ... Scored in double-figures five times, including four straight games in non-conference play ... Hit a three-pointer in 22 of 29 games ... Had a season-high 15 points vs. San Jose State ... Other season highs were six assists (vs. Washington), five rebounds (at Northern Arizona), four steals (at Portland), three three-pointers (several times) and 34 minutes (twice) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2007-08: One of two players to start all 28 games as a junior ... Averaged 5.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 31.8 minutes ... In the WCC, ranked 14th in three-pointers made per game (1.1) and 15th in steals (1.3) ... Reached double-figures in scoring five times ... Scored a season-high 17 points at George Washington after going 7-for-10 from the field ... Other season highs were 41 minutes (at Santa Clara), eight rebounds (at Loyola Marymount), nine assists (vs. Cal State Bakersfield), four blocks (at Loyola Marymount) and four steals (vs. Cal State Northridge) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2006-07: Averaged 7.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals as a sophomore ... Played in 29 games and started 28, averaging a team-best 30.0 minutes ... Connected on a team-high 41 three-pointers ... Made at least one three-pointer in 22 games ... Shot 82.9% from the foul line and made her first 19 free throws of the season ... Ranked fifth in the WCC in three-pointers made per game (1.4) and 10th in steals ... Scored in double-figures eight times ... Scored 24 points vs. Rhode Island and set school records for three-pointers made (eight) and attempted (16) ... Best WCC scoring game was 13 points at San Diego ... Season highs were six rebounds (vs. Fresno State), three assists (several times), two blocks (several times), four steals (several times) and 40 minutes (vs. Rhode Island).

PEPPERDINE 2005-06: Made the WCC All-Freshman team after averaging 5.2 points and 2.4 rebounds ... Tied for the team high with 20 blocked shots ... Played in all 31 games, starting 27, and averaged 24.0 minutes ... Started the final 25 games of the season ... Scored in double-figures six times ... Had season highs of 16 points (vs. Pittsburgh), five rebounds (several times), three assists (several times), three blocks (vs. Gonzaga and vs. San Diego), three steals (vs. Hofstra) and 38 minutes (at Long Bach State) ... Played 19 minutes in the NCAA Tournament game vs. Oklahoma and scored two points.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Notre Dame High School, located in Salinas, Calif., in 2005 ... A highly decorated four-year starter at guard ... Scored more than 2,000 points in her career, including 597 as a senior ... A Street & Smith All-American honorable mention selection ... Earned all-state honors as a junior and senior ... The San Jose Mercury News named her the area's MVP as a senior, and the section's top freshman and sophomore ... A four-time all-county and all-league selection, including Monterey County Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... Team went 101-21 in her four years, including a 42-1 league record, with four league titles and CIF Central Coast championships in 2003 and 2004 ... On the honor roll.

PERSONAL: Born in Oakland, Calif. ... Daughter of Maryanne and Richard Ross ... Sister of Rebecca and Jack ... Father played baseball for Fresno State ... Majoring in advertising ... Spent last summer in Italy ... Lists her most thrilling sports moment as winning the WCC Tournament her freshman year and going to the NCAA Tournament ... Chose Pepperdine for the "academics, coaches, conference and location."

FAVORITES: Hobbies include playing the guitar, writing music and singing ... Favorite books are the Harry Potter series ... Favorite movie is Ferris Bueller's Day Off ... Favorite musical artist is Matt Kearney ... Favorite food is Italian ... Loves basketball because of "the competition and the fast pace. I love being part of a team most of all."

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