July 18, 2006
Hass returning home to play for Eagles
EVANSVILLE, Ind.—The University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team announced that Evansville native Jessica Hass, a 5'10" junior forward, is returning home to play for Head Coach Rick Stein's Screaming Eagles in 2006-07.
Hass earned honorable mention NAIA Division I All-America honors at Indiana University-South Bend as a sophomore in 2005-06. She averaged a team-high 10.6 points and 6.8 rebounds en route to earning first-team All-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors in 2005-06.
As a freshman in 2004-05, Hass was named honorable mention All-CCAC after averaging 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
She helped lead the Titans to a 42-24 overall mark and a 19-5 record in the CCAC during her two-year stint at IU-South Bend, including a 23-11 mark and a CCAC championship in 2004-05.
Hass recorded seven double-doubles and scored a career-high 24 points against Huntington College as a freshman before posting four double-doubles and putting up a season-high 23 points during her sophomore campaign. Hass has a career-best 15 rebounds on two occasions.
As a prep star at Memorial High School, Hass earned All-Metro honors three times and was selected to the All-State team twice. She averaged 11.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game during her senior season and was selected as one of the Top 100 seniors in Indiana.
"Jessica comes from a great high school program where she had a lot of success," Stein explained. "Her collegiate experience will help her transition to USI and will help give us depth in the front court."
Hass joins 5'9" junior guard Akiya Alexander (Evanston, Illinois), 5'7" junior guard Missy Glaser (Evansville, Indiana), and 5'9" sophomore guard Asha Jordan (Ft. Wayne, Indiana) on USI's list of newcomers.
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