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Jessica McFarland
50  Jessica McFarland
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Derby, Kan.

High School:
Derby

Height:
6-2

Position:
Center

Experience:
HS

McFarland's Trophy Case

• Recipient of the Lynette Woodard High School Female Athlete of the Year Award
• Two-time All-State
• Two-time First Team All-Class
• Two-time league MVP and All-League
• Kansas Basketball Coaches Association
• Averaged 14.1 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game at Derby

As a freshman (2002-03) -
• Played in 22 games
• Averaged 2.7 points, 1.5 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 0.2 blocks and 8.8 minutes per game
• Shot 57.8 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from the free-throw line
• Against Harvard in the NCAA Tournament she had two points and two rebounds in five minutes of action
• Averaged 2.8 points, 1.2 rebounds and 9.2 minutes per game in 10 Big 12 outings
• Shot 59.1 percent from the field and 25 percent from the charity stripe
• Scored in 15 of the 22 games she played
• Tied her career high with six rebounds in a win over Texas A&M (2/22)
• Came off the bench vs. Nebraska (2/12) and had seven points, three offenisve rebounds and an assist in 17 minutes of action
• Netted a career-high eight points on 4-of-4 shooting from the field in a victory over Nebraska (1/19)
• Was a perfect 3 for 3 from the field in a win over Kansas (1/8)
• Had a career-high two steals in a win over Iowa (1/5)
• Grabbed a career-high six rebounds in a win over Western Michigan (12/20)
• Had six points, four rebounds, a block and a steal in 19 minutes of action vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/2)
• Made her collegiate debut against Georgia Tech (11/17) and had seven points, three rebounds and an assist

At Derby High School -
• Two-time all-state, two-time first team all-class 6A • Three-time all-area and all-league • Two-time league MVP • Two-time Kaupan All-Tournament selection and MVP in 2001-2002 • The four-year letterwinner helped team to a fourth-place finish in the 6A state championship as a senior, three sub-state championships and a sub-state runner-up title • In four seasons, Derby posted a 60-33 overall and 35-21 conference records • Second all-time leading scorer at Derby with 1,317 career points • School's career leader in rebounds with 902 • Averaged 14.1 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks for her career and shot 55.7 percent from the field and 60 percent from the free throw line • Set school records for single-season scoring (432) and rebounds (281), and rebounds in a game (20) while at Derby • Averaged a double-double her final three seasons • During her senior season, she averaged 18.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2.2 steals and 3.1 blocks per game • She shot 62.1 percent from the field and 64.2 percent from the charity stripe • Coached by Paul Evans • Ranked the 76th-best center by the Reebok All Star Girls Report in 2001 • Four-year letterwinner in track and field • Three-time 6A state goal medalist in the shot put and a silver medalist as a freshman • Has the school shot put record (45'7) and the state 6A record of 43-11.75 • Won the shot put at the KU Relays and the K.T. Woodman Relays in 2002 • Earned the bronze medal in the discus as a junior and gold as a sophomore at the 6A Tournament • Had the third-longest discus throw in 2001 with a throw of 129-05 • Finished second at the K.T. Woodman Relays as a senior • Coached by Marty Hunt • Three-year letterwinner in volleyball • Named first team all-league as a senior and second team as a junior • Helped team to two league championships and two sub-state titles as a junior and senior • Coached by Shelby Kraus

Personal -
• Born June 24, 1984 in Houston, Texas
• Daughter of Jay and Jennifer McFarland
• Has two younger sisters, Jackie and Joanna, and a younger brother, Jacob
• Sister Jackie also plays basketball at Derby
• Recipient of the Lynette Woodard High School Female Athlete of the Year Award
• One of Derby's Class valedictorians
• Named an all-academic letterwinner at Derby and was a nominee for a McDonald's All-American
• Derby Female Athlete of the Year
Student Sports Magazine All-Southwest Region Third Team and a 2002 Super Achiever
• Was a 2001-2002 Governor's Scholar and Kansas Scholar
• Wendy's High School Heisman National Nominee
• Named Outstanding Senior in Language Arts & Science at Derby and the Kansas State University Ourstanding Senior in Mathematics and Science
• Was a Kansas Governor's Scholar, Kansas Honor Scholar, Kansas State Scholar, Wichita State University Presidential Scholar
• Received the Medallion of Knowledge in 2002 - Top 5% of Class and President's Award for Educational Achievement
• Member of Stuco, president of the History Club and executive director of the National Honor Society
• D.A.R.E role model
• Expected to major in engineering

McFarland's Career Statistics

YEAR G-GS MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3PT-A PCT FTM-FTA PCT O-T AVG PF-D A TO BK ST PTS-AVG
02-03 22-0 193 26-45 .578 0-0 --- 7-16 .438 16-33 1.5 16-0 8 15 6 6 59-2.7

McFarland vs. the Conference

YEAR G-GS MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3PT-A PCT FTM-FTA PCT O-T AVG PF-D A TO BK ST PTS-AVG
02-03 10-0 92 13-22 .591 0-0 --- 2-8 .250 6-12 1.2 8-0 1 10 2 2 28-2.8

McFarland's Career Highs

PTS 8 at Nebraska (21/19/03)
FGM 4 at Nebraska (21/19/03)
FGA 8 vs Ark.-Pine Bluff (12/2/02)
3PTM 0
3PTA: 0
FTM: 2 multiple times
FTA: 3 vs. Nebraska (2/12/03)
REB: 6 twice
AST: 3 Ark.- Pine Bluff (12/2/03)
BK: 2 vs. Baylor (3/12/03)
ST: 2 vs. Iowa (1/5/03)
MIN: 20 vs. Western Michigan (12/20/02)

Career Miscellaneous

Games with five or more points 6
Games with five or more rebounds 2
Games with two or more blocks 1
Games with two or more steals 1