Senior Year (2004-05)
Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team ... Finished seventh in the conference in scoring at 14.7 points per game ... Ranked eighth in the league in rebounding (7.1 rpg) and third in blocked shots with 37 ... Also ranked sixth in field-goal percentage (.462, 180-390), 10th in free-throw percentage (.605, 101-167), ninth in steals (2.03 spg) ... One of two players to start all 32 games for the Colonials ... Earned A-10 All-Championship Team accolades after scoring 22 points versus Temple in the title game (3/7/05) ... Established a career high with 23 points at BYU (12/6/04) and matched it with 23 points at Fordham (1/3/05) ... Tied a personal-best with 13 rebounds versus Villanova (12/1/04) and Massachusetts (1/9/05) ... Scored 21 points against Xavier (2/20/05) ... Recorded a career-best seven assists versus Yale (1/7/05) ... Posted five double-doubles ... Scored 20+ points seven times ... Recorded a personal-best six steals and five blocked shots against Dayton (2/6/05) ... Registered a career-high seven steals at North Carolina (3/22/05) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Scored and grabbed a rebound in all 32 games ... Made a personal-best 10 field goals at BYU (12/6/04) and versus Xavier (2/20/05) ... Ranked third on the team with 65 steals.
Junior Year (2003-04)
Sat out the entire season due to NCAA transfer rules after transferring to GW from Providence.
Sophomore Year (2002-03 at providence)
Saw playing time in 26 games, starting 22 ... Ranked second on the team in scoring (9.7 ppg), first in rebounds (6.2 rpg) and first in steals (1.5 spg) ... Finished 12th in the Big East in rebounding.
Freshman Year (2001-02 at providence)
Appeared in 26 games, starting 20 ... Ranked second on the club in scoring (8.4 ppg), first in rebounds (6.5 rpg), blocks (1.4 bpg) and steals (1.4 spg) ... Scored a season-high 19 points, pulled down seven rebounds and dished out two assists in a 91-77 victory versus Pittsburgh ... Named to the Big East All-Rookie Team.
Played two seasons at The Chad Science Academy before transferring to Columbia High School for her final two seasons ... Named to the All-State Group IV Second Team ... Also selected as the area's Player of the Year and was named to the all-area team ... Tallied 1,287 points, 1,023 rebounds and 342 blocks at Columbia.
Jessica Reta Simmonds ... Born December 21, 1983 in Newark, NJ ... Daughter of Reta and Sterling Simmonds ... Five brothers, Duval, Dale, Paul, Seymour, and Calvin, and two sisters, Ama and Erica ... Majoring in criminal justice.
McKeown on Simmonds: "Jessica is going to be one of the top players in the league this year. She's a warrior - the type of player you want on your team and don't want to play against. She can guard the best player at any position and has one of the quickest first steps you'll see. She's also improved her range, so she's a threat from 16 or 17 feet from the basket."
Buff & Blue Believers
As Selection Monday festivities wound down inside the Charles E. Smith Center, GW head coach Jennifer Rizzotti’s work was just beginning.
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