Jessica Wilhite
15 Jessica Wilhite
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Glen Ellyn, Ill.

High School:
Glenbard West

Height:
5-8

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
09/07/1981

Wilhite Shines Bright
Jessica Wilhite's Panther Career


Individual Honors

  • 2000 Midwesetern Collegiate Conference All-Newcomer Team Selection
  • 2001 All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference Team Selection
  • 2001 Midwestern Collegiate Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player
  • 2001-2002 Horizon League Pre-Season Player of the Year
  • 2001-2002 Second Team All-Horizon League Selection
  • 2001 Montana State GranTree Classic All-Tournament Selection

Horizon League Record Book

  • Most Points, League Tournament Game
    (36 vs. UW-Green Bay, 3/11/2001)
  • Most Three Pointers, League Tournament Game
    (7 vs. UW-Green Bay, 3/11/2001)
  • Most Three Pointers, League Game
    (10 at UW-Green Bay, 1/20/2001)

UWM Record Book

  • Most Three Pointers, Season
    (93 in 2001; old record was 64)
  • Most Three Pointers, Game
    (10 at UW-Green Bay, 1/20/2001)
  • Second All-Time, Career Three Pointers
    • Had 206 at the conclusion of 2001-2002 season
    • Trails Darryl Schaffeld (224, 1996-2000) by 18

National Notables

  • 10 three pointers against UW-Green Bay on Jan. 20, 2001 was an NCAA individual season-high



2001-02 Season: Earned Second-Team All-Horizon League honors while scoring 12.6 points per game as a junior ... became the 11th member of the UWM 1,000 point club in the Panthers' overtime loss at UW-Green Bay on Jan. 26 ... currently sits in 8th-place on the school's scoring list with 1,109 career points ... connected on 65 three-pointers on the season, the second best single-season total in school history (trailing her own mark of 93 from a year ago) ... led the squad in both three-pointers made (65) and attempted (202) while connecting on 32.2 of her shots beyond the arc ... paced the team with 59 steals and a 82.5% free throw percentage while her 85 assists were good for second on the team ... hit 10-of-20 shots and five three-pointers in a 28-point outburst at Loyola (Jan. 3) ... scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds in 32 minutes of play versus Montana State on Nov. 26 ... posted a 16-point, five-assist, four-rebound performance at Cleveland State on Feb. 14 ... has made at least one three-pointer in 19 consecutive games.

2000-2001 Season: Played in all 30 games, starting 29... Led the team in scoring with 15.5 ppg... Averaged 4.0 rpg and 2.3 apg... Named Midwestern Collegiate Conference Tournament MVP after scoring a single-game tournament-record 36 points... Set another tournament record of seven three-pointers to help win the MCC Championship... Named to MCC All-Conference first team... Set a school record for three-pointers in a season with 93, destroying the previous record of 64... Scored in double-figures in 20 games and led the Panthers in scoring 13 times... Moved from ninth to second on top-ten list for career three-pointers, now has 142... Recorded 10 three-pointers against Green Bay (1/20), setting the school and MCC single-game records, as well as setting an NCAA season-high... Scored a career-high 36 points against UW-Green Bay (3/10)... Was named MCC Player of the Week after sinking 10 three-pointers against UWGB (1/20)... Was an MCC season-high .833 (5-6) from behind the arc against Central Michigan (12/17)... Notched her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 boards against Bowling Green 1999-00: Named to the MCC All-Newcomer Team... Played in all 28 games, starting 15... Averaged 10.4 and 2.6 rpg... Was second on the team in three-pointers made with 49, a mark that ranks fifth all-time for three-pointers in a season.

High School: Three-time all-conference team selection... Two-time all-conference team selection as a shortstop... Also played four years of volleyball at Glenbard West High.

Personal:Born in Winfield, Ill... Born Sept. 7, 1981... Daughter of Greg and Terry Wilhite... Majoring in marketing.



Jessica Wilhite
Rising Up The Charts
Statistical Category Total Career Division I Ranking Next on the list...
Three Pointers Made 207 Second Darryl Schaffeld (224)
Points 1,109 Third Darryl Schaffeld (1,310), Jen Greger (1,385)
Three Point Percentage .359 Fifth Teri Stoltenberg (.370), Daryl Schaffeld (.373), Amy Wardle (.392), Tracey Freund (.441)



Jessica Wilhite's Career Highs

Category Career High
Points 36 -- vs. UW-Green Bay, 3/10/2001*
Three Pointers 10 -- at UW-Green Bay, 10/20/2001#
Rebounds 10 -- Twice, neither in 2001-2002
Assists 6 -- at Detroit, 2/16/2002
Steals 7 -- at Chicago State, 12/31/2002
Blocks 3 -- vs. Loyola, 3/9/2001*

* - 2001 MCC Tournament; Chicago, Ill.
# - 2000-2001 NCAA Individual Season High



Jessica Wilhite's Career Statistics

Season

GP/GS

FG

FG%

3Pt

3G%

FT

FT%

Reb

RPG

A

TO

Stl

Blk

Pts

PPG

2001-2002

28/27

118-330

.358

65-202

.322

52-63

.825

111

4.0

75

80

59

2

353

12.6

2000-2001

30/29

162-401

.404

93-243

.383

48-68

.706

121

4.0

68

63

48

6

465

15.5

1999-2000

28/15

96-259

.371

49-132

.371

50-60

.833

72

2.6

51

76

35

2

291

10.4

Totals

86/71

376-990

.380

207-577

.359

150-181

.829

304

3.5

194

219

142

10

1,109

12.9

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