#52 Jessica Pace
|HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL (LAST SCHOOL)||Nashville, Tenn./Hillsboro HS (UT Martin)|
2011-12 (JUNIOR): Played in 28 contests with 25 starts, averaging 9.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game … Also ranked second on club with 1.8 assists per outing … Scored in double figures 14 times with eight double-digit rebounding games and five double-doubles … Did not play in season opener versus Fisk University and posted just 18 total points in first five games played, but did grab 10 rebounds with eight points at St. Catharine College … Posted 10 points at Lindsey Wilson … Recorded seven points and 10 boards at Campbellsville University, the first of three straight 10-rebound games … Registered 10 points with his 10 caroms versus Purdue University-Calumet and netted 11 points and 10 boards against the University of the Cumberlands … Tallied nine points and nine rebounds versus Freed-Hardeman and grabbed 10 boards with eight points at Trevecca Nazarene … Made 9-of-16 shots for season-best 19 points versus Martin Methodist … Posted 14 points and 11 caroms at Fisk and 19 points (8-of-10 from field) with 10 rebounds at Mid-Continent … Recorded 14 points at Union University and 15 versus Bethel University … Tallied 15 points and 10 boards in season finale against Martin Methodist.
2010-11 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 30 contests with 27 starts, averaging 10.0 points and team-high 8.1 rebounds per game … Handed out 1.6 assists in 27.4 minutes per outing … Posted seven double-doubles and 10 double-figure rebound contests … Led squad in scoring eight times and rebounding in 18 games … Ranked fourth in TranSouth in rebounds and tied for sixth in double-doubles … Recorded 19 points and 14 rebounds in season opener at Oakwood Univ. … Collected eight points and 14 boards at Georgetown College and followed that with 25 points and 11 caroms versus Midway College … Registered eight points and nine boards versus Avila Univ. and had 10 points and 13 rebounds in second meeting against Oakwood … Posted 10 points and nine boards versus Campbellsville Univ. … Combined for 28 points and 12 rebounds in two meetings against Bryan College … Posted 17 points and nine caroms versus St. Catharine College … Collected 10 points and nine boards at Freed-Hardeman and nine points and 10 rebounds against Trevecca Nazarene … Recorded three straight double-doubles in late January, starting with 11 points and 17 boards at Martin Methodist … Followed that with 12 points and 16 rebounds at Fisk Univ. and 15 points and 10 boards versus Mid-Continent … Registered 12 points and seven rebounds at Bethel Univ. and nine points and 10 boards in second contest against Martin Methodist … Posted 15 points versus Blue Mountain and 18 points and 11 boards at Mid-Continent.
BEFORE CUMBERLAND: Played in seven games as freshman at UT Martin, averaging 9.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest while shooting 49 percent from the field … Posted 18 points and six rebounds against Belmont Univ. in first collegiate contest … Recorded nine points and six boards at Lamar Univ. and registered seven points and seven caroms at Houston Baptist … Tallied 10 points and five rebounds against Morehead State and nine points versus Eastern Kentucky.
HIGH SCHOOL: Led Hillsboro HS to Class AAA state championship in 2009, earning State Tournament MVP honors … Garnered All-District honors all four seasons at HHS … Named All-District Tournament team as a freshman, junior and senior … Voted All-Region her final three years … Earned ESPN Rise Player of the Week as senior.
PERSONAL: Jessica Elizabeth Pace … Daughter of Anita Pace and Tony Pace … Born August 27, 1991 … Cousin, CJ Pace, played at Oak Hill Academy, Chipola JC and USC and now plays professionally in Portugal.