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JUNIOR YEAR (2016-17)
Appeared in career-high 22 games, averaging 1.3 points and 1.0 rebounds over 6.2 minutes per contest ... scored career-high six points on 3-of-4 shooting with four rebounds and one assist in 13 minutes vs. Coppin State (Nov. 16) ... hit both field-goal attempts for four points vs. Syracuse (Nov. 25) ... tied career-high with six points (3-for-5) and added two rebounds vs. FGCU (Nov. 26) ... hit two-of-three field goals for five points and pulled down two rebounds against George Mason (Feb. 18) ... 2017 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2015-16)
Saw action in 13 games and averaged 0.9 points and 1.0 rebounds in 3.5 minutes per contest as a sophomore ... Connected on 3-of-7 attempts from the field and 6-of-8 from the foul line ... Scored two points and grabbed a season-high four rebounds in the season opener against Grambling State (Nov. 14) ... Grabbed two rebounds in three minutes against George Mason in the A-10 quarterfinals (March 4) ... Recognized on the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2014-15)
Saw action in 15 games and averaged 0.8 points and 0.9 rebounds in 4.5 minutes per contest during her rookie campaign ... Made her collegiate debut at American and played two minutes (Nov. 17) ... Scored three points on 3-of-4 free throws and added four rebounds in 13 minutes against Bowie State (Nov. 19) ... Also tallied three points on four rebounds in 12 minutes against Grambling State (Nov. 24) ... Scored four points at Towson (Dec. 31) ... Recognized on the Dean's List for the Spring 2015 semester.
Selected to the All-South Jersey First Team, the All-Conference first team and the Star-Ledger All-Group 3 Third Team in 2014 after averaging 20.7 points and 3.7 assists per game as a senior ... A McDonald's All-America nominee ... Graduated as Winslow Township's all-time leading scorer with 1,562 career points ... Selected to play in the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association North-South Senior All-Star Game and the South Jersey Al Carino All-Star Game ... Broke her school's single-game scoring record with 44 points against Cherry Hill East in January 2014 ... Also earned All-South Jersey honors as a sophomore and junior ... Earned first-team All-Olympic Conference accolades each season ... Attended the U-16 Team USA trials ... A member of the National Honor Society.
Jada Symone Matthews ... Born Nov. 6, 1995, in Livingston, New Jersey ... Daughter of Letitia and Peter Matthews ... Has a younger sister, Jasmin ... Major is undecided.
|Points||6 -||2x, Last vs. FGCU (11/26/16)|
|Minutes||13 -||2x, Last vs. Coppin State (11/16/16)|
|Field Goals Made||3 -||2x, Last vs. FGCU (11/26/16)|
|Field Goals Attempted||5-||vs. FGCU (11/26/16)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||0 -||NA|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||2 -||at George Mason (1/31/15)|
|Free Throws Made||3 -||vs. Bowie State (11/19/14)|
|Free Throws Attempted||4 -||2x, Last vs. Houston (11/26/15)|
|Rebounds||4 -||4x, Last vs. Coppin State (11/16/16)|
|Assists||1 -||5x, Last at Duquesne (1/1/17)|
|Blocks||1 -||vs. George Mason (2/18/17)|
|Steals||1 -||5x, Last at Massachusetts (1/21/17)|
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