Jessica Mellinger

Jessica Mellinger

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brush Prairie, Wash.

High School:
Prairie

Height:
5-8

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3V

OREGON STATE
Junior (2003-04):
Jessica Mellinger enters the 2004-05 campaign having played in 92 games over the course of her career...played first three seasons at OSU as Jessica Jones...married Brad Mellinger on Sept. 19, 2004...saw action in all 32 games, while making eight starts for the Beavers...averaged 14.7 minutes per game...ranked fourth on the team with 54 assists...finished the year with 78 points and 38 rebounds...tied for the team-lead with six assists and four steals against Utah Valley State (11/21)... buried 3-of-5 field goals for six points and dished out five assists against Texas A&M Corpus Christi (11/23)... dished out one assist in 11 minutes at Tulane (11/25)...had two rebounds and one steal off the bench against Providence (11/29)...came off the bench to bury 5-of-9 field goals for 11 points and dished out six assists at Portland State (12/3)...tallied two points and three assists against SMS (12/6)...hit lone field goal attempt in 10 minutes at No. 9 Stanford (12/27)...buried 6-of-7 field goals for a season-high 13 points, including scoring eight straight to give the Beavers the lead at California (12/29)...had two points and two assists in a start against UCLA (1/2)...had six points and one assist at Washington State (1/15)...tallied two rebounds and two assists at Washington (1/17)...hit a 3-pointer and dished out two assists against Arizona (1/24)...dished out three assists and grabbed two rebounds at USC (1/29)...pulled down five rebounds against Oregon (2/7)...had two rebounds and two assists against Washington (2/12)...finished with three points and two assists in 21 minutes against Washington State (2/14)...tallied seven points and four assists in 23 minutes at Arizona (2/19)...recorded one assist in a start at Arizona State (2/21)...had six points and a season-high six rebounds in a start against California (2/26)...finished with two points and two boards in a start against No. 10 Stanford (2/28)...hit 2-of-4 field goals for six points and dished out an assist in 19 minutes against Gonzaga (3/19) in the WNIT.

Sophomore (2002-03): Jessica played in all 30 games, making 24 starts for the Beavers...ranked third on the team in assists with 60...ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 128 points (4.3 ppg.)...buried 26-of-32 free throws for an .813 percentage...averaged 26.2 minutes per game - third-most on the squad...pulled down 78 rebounds (2.6 rpg.)...made first career start at Portland (11/26)...tallied a career-best five steals at Tulane (11/29)...recorded seven points on 3-of-5 shooting and dished out five assists against Portland State (12/7)...tallied a then career-high 10 points and pulled down five rebounds against Florida (12/14)...pulled down a career-high seven rebounds, including three offensive, at SMS (12/20)...buried four free throws in the final 13 seconds and scored a then career-high 13 points at Washington State (1/23)...also matched her career-best with seven rebounds and hit a trio of 3-pointers against the Cougars...scored five points, dished out three assists and tallied three rebounds in a career-high 42 minutes against No. 24 Arizona...dished out six assists and tallied four rebounds at California (2/6)...buried 4-of-7 field goals for nine points and pulled down four rebounds at No. 6 Stanford (2/8)...canned 5-of-7 field goals and 9-of-10 free throws to finish with a career-high 20 points and dished out a career-best seven assists against No. 23 Washington (2/20)...led the Beavers with 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting against Arizona (3/8) in the Pac-10 Tournament.

Freshman (2001-02): Jessica played in all 32 games, averaging 11.1 minutes per contest...relied upon as a defensive catalyst...first career field goal was a 3-pointer at California (1/12)...also pulled down three rebounds, including two offensive against the Bears...hit a clutch 3-pointer late in the second half as the Beavers beat Oregon (1/19) in Eugene...also knocked down a free throw against the Ducks for a career-high four points...had a career day against UCLA (1/24), recording career bests in minutes played (24), rebounds (4), assists (3) and steals (3)...buried lone field goal attempt - a 3-pointer - against Stanford (2/9) while dishing out two assists and matching career-best with four rebounds...matched career high in scoring with four points, including a 2-for-2 clip from the free throw line and two assists in the postseason WNIT against Hawaii (3/14)...five of her eight career field goals have been from beyond the 3-point arc...knocked down 8-of-12 (.667) free throw attempts...scored 29 points and pulled down 46 rebounds...tallied 25 assists and 15 steals.

HIGH SCHOOL
PRAIRIE, Brush Prairie, WA:
Jessica earned numerous awards while playing basketball at Prairie High School for Coach Al Aldridge...following her junior season was named first team All-Greater Saint Helens League and first team All-County (Columbia Super Five)...earned Player of the Year honors for both Saint Helens League and Columbia Super Five County...garnered first team All-State recognition...was named first team All-State Tournament...team finished runner-up in the 1999-00 Washington 4A State Championship...team won the state championship her freshman and sophomore seasons.

PERSONAL
Born in Eugene, OR...daughter of Steve and Karen Jones...has two sisters, Jennifer and Janette...married Brad Mellinger on Sept. 19, 2004...hobbies include: weight training, jet skiing, hanging out with friends, watching movies and playing basketball.

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