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JESSICA GRIMALDO #12

6'1"...Senior...Forward/Center
Carmi, Illinois (Carmi-White County)
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2007-08: Played in 27 games, averaging 2.7 points and 2.4 rebounds per game...scored a season-high eight points against SIU Edwardsville and pulled down a season-best eight rebounds against St. Joseph's.

2006-07: Averaged 1.1 points and 0.8 rebounds in 12 games as a sophomore...scored a season-high seven points against the Missouri-Rolla and pulled down a season-best five rebounds in USI's win over Marygrove...also matched a career-high with two blocks in USI's win over Rockhurst.

2005-06: Played in 30 games and made 14 starts during her medical red-shirt freshman season...averaged 6.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game...scored in double figures seven times, while bringing down at least 10 rebounds once...had a season-high 13 points against Merrimack...had one double-double (11 points and 10 rebounds against Brescia)...the 10 rebounds against Brescia were a career-high...made 85.0 percent of her free throws (51-60).

2004-05: Granted a medical-redshirt after a knee injury ended her year just five games into the season...got off to a hot start before the injury, averaging 14.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per game...recorded double-figures in three games and 20 or more points in two games...season-high 22 points was against Robert Morris (Chicago)...had a season-best eight rebounds against St. Joseph's and a season-high three assists against Robert Morris...also averaged 1.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Carmi-White County High School where she averaged 20.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game and was named the Black Diamond Conference MVP as a senior in 2003-04...finished her career as CWCHS's second all-time leading scorer (1,576 pts) and rebounder (704 rbs)...averaged two assists and two steals per game in 2003-04...recorded a career-high 39 points in a single game...recorded the highest career field goal percentage (.650) in school history and was the first to score 600 points in a single season...also holds the school record for rebounds in a single season (294)...had 48 blocked shots as a senior and finished her career with 124 steals...averaged 17.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game as a junior in 2002-03...earned honorable mention All-State honors in 2002-03...was a three-time All-North Egyptian Conference and four-time All-Southeastern Illinois performer...also earned fourth-team All-State accolades by the Illinois Girls Basketball Coaches’ Association in 2003...earned most valuable player honors at the Eldorado Tournament in 2002-03...averaged 14.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore in 2001-02...inducted into the National Honor Society as a junior.

PERSONAL: Born October 6, 1985...daughter of Loren and Anita Minnick.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
04-05 5/0 26/43 .605 0/0 .000 21/27 .778 25 5.0 5 7 2 73 14.6 89
05-06 30/14 64/143 .448 0/0 .000 51/60 .850 91 3.0 6 17 9 179 6.0 490
06-07 12/0 6/16 .375 0/0 .000 1/4 .250 10 0.8 1 2 3 13 1.1 54
07-08 27/3 33/74 .446 0/0 .000 8/13 .615 65 2.4 16 9 8 74 2.7 339
Total 74/17 123/276 .446 0/0 .000 81/104 .779 191 2.6 28 35 22 339 4.6 ---

Career Highs entering the 2008-09 season

Points: 22 vs. Robert Morris (11/23/04)
Rebounds: 10 vs. Brescia (11/15/05)
Assists: 3 twice (last on 11/24/07)
Steals: 3 vs. Augusta State (11/6/05)
Blocks: 2 four times (last on 1/19/08)
Double-figures:
Scoring:
9
Rebounding: 1
Double-Doubles: 1
20-point outings: 2

 


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