Jennifer Gillom


High School Career

Lafayette County High School (1979-1982)

• Career scoring: 3,006 points

• Three-time Team Captain

• All American Converse & Adidas (’82)

• All State (’82)

• Mississippi High School Player of the Year (’82)

• State Class A Championship (’82)

• Tri Lakes Conference MVP, Best Offensive Player

 

College Career

University of Mississippi (1982-1986)

• Kodak All American Team (’86)

• Three-time All-SEC (1984-1986)

• Led SEC in Scoring (’86)

• SEC Female Athlete of the Year (’86)

• Career Statistics: 2,186 points; 17.3 ppg; Second leading scorer in Lady Rebel history; 955 rebounds; 7.9 rpg 3rd leading rebounder in school history

• One of 6 Ole Miss players to record career 1,000 pts, 600 rebounds, 100 assists, 100 steals

• Season records for points (742) and scoring average (23.3 ppg) (’85-’86)

• Four NCAA Post-Season Appearances (’83-’86)

• Elite Eight (’85-’86)

• NCAA Tournament All Region Team (’85, ‘86)

• MVP of NCAA Tournament Midwest Region (’85)

• Three-Time Team MVP (’84-’86)

 

International Competition

• Silver Medal, World University Game, Kobe, Japan (’85)

• Gold Medal, World Championships & Goodwill Games, Moscow (’86)

• 1987, Gold Medal, Pan American Team (’87)

• Gold Medal U.S. Olympic Team, Seoul, South Korea (’88)

• U.S.A. Basketball World Championship Team (’02)

 

Professional Career

Italian Professional basketball league teams

• Milan, Italy (1988-1992)

• Ancona, Italy (1992-1995)

– League MVP; League Scoring Leader (’94)

• Messina, Italy (1995-1998)

– League MVP; League Scoring Leader (’95)

• Athens, Greece (1998-1999)

• Istanbul, Turkey (1999-2001)

• Taranto, Italy (2001-2002)

• Ribera, Italy (2002-2004)

WNBA

• Career Totals (reg. season): 216 games, 13.4 ppg, 4.5 rebounds ppg

• Among top 20 rebounders in WNBA League history

• Averaged 15.3 ppg and 5 rpg over WNBA career

• Pheonix Mercury (1997-2002)

• Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award (’02)

• Inaugural WNBA All Star Game, New York, NY (’00)

• WNBA Finals (’98)

• WNBA MVP Runner-up (’98)

• Second WNBA player to reach 1,000 points (’98)

• All-WNBA (’97, ‘98)

• Los Angeles Sparks (’03)

 

Coaching Career (2004-Time of Induction)

Xaxier College Preparatory Head Girls Coach, Pheonix, AZ (2004-2008)

• 2007 Desert Valley Region Coach of the Year

• 2007 Desert Valley Region Champions

• 80-17 Overall Record

WNBA Minnesota Lynx Assistant Coach (2008)

 

Special Recognition

• Gillom Sports Center for Women’s Athletics at Ole Miss Named for Jennifer & sister Peggie Dedicated (2000)

• Nominated for WNBA All-Decade Team (2006)

 

Hall of Fame Memberships

• US Olympic Basketball Sportswoman of the Year (1985)

• Ole Miss Athletic Hall of Fame (1999)

• Pheonix Mercury “Ring of Honor” (2006)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2008)

 

Did You Know?

The year Jennifer was name SEC Female Athlete of the Year (’86) Heisman winner Bo Jackson was the SEC Male Athlete of the Year.

Because of her success and popularity with the WNBA Pheonix Mercury, Jennifer was named one of Arizona’s top 100 athletes of the century at number 74. Despite the demands of her college playing career, Jennifer made time to work with the Wesley Foundation and Special Olympics.





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