Bearcats face Owls at 2 p.m.
Cincinnati at #23 Rutgers
2006-07 Season (Sophomore): Played 27 minutes vs. Pitt (2/13) ... grabbed eight rebounds in just 18 minutes of action vs. Syracuse (2/26) ... Sank two 3-point fi eld goals vs. Providence (2/6) ... finished with eight points and fi ve rebounds ... logged a season-high 31 minutes vs. No. 25/23 Rutgers (2/3) ... had seven boards and a season-high two assists ... gathered four rebounds and four points vs. No. 5/6 UConn (1/30) and earned second start of the season ... won a spot in the starting lineup -- her fi rst start of the season -- against Georgetown (1/23) ... shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the field against Alabama A&M (12/18) ... Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds against Alabama State (12/10) ... had a solid outing against Murray State (11/28) with 10 points, six rebounds and two steals -- tying a career high ... scored season-high 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (11/14) ... came off the bench to score nine points and grab five boards in win over Youngstown State (11/10).
2005-06 Season (Freshman): Emerged as a dominant front court performer as a true freshman ... started the fi rst 12 games of the season, during which she averaged 27.8 minutes, and saw action in all 29 games ... ranked fifth on the team in scoring (6.7) and rebounding (3.6) ... recorded 10 points and six rebounds in WNIT loss at Florida International (3/16) ... scored seven points with four rebounds and a steal vs. Notre Dame (2/25) ... had five points, six rebounds and first career three-pointer vs. Louisville (2/18) ... netted eight points on 4-of-8 shooting to go with three assists vs. Pittsburgh (2/4) ... exploded for 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting in win over USF (1/15) ... added nine rebounds, two steals and two blocks ... scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting with eight rebounds vs. Toledo (12/20) ... carded 13 points vs. Indiana (12/17) ... scored 13 points with four rebounds vs. Fordham (12/11) ... recorded her then-career best with 10 rebounds vs. Detroit (11/26), and with 13 points, reached her fi rst double-double ... averaged 9.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in the preseason.
Pre-Cincinnati Career: Three-time all-state selection at Parkersburg South High School, playing for her father, Scott ... averaged 24.4 points and 14.0 rebounds as a senior, shooting 61 percent from the field ... owns school records for career points (1,942) and rebounds (1,276) ... one of 48 players invited to 2004 USA Basketball Development Festival ... finished second in West Virginia Player of the Year voting ... three-time Mid-Ohio Valley Player of the Year ... ranked 44th best player in her class by Blue Star Basketball ... Street & Smith's All-American ... Parkersburg News and Sentinel Female Athlete of the Year ... MVP of the W.V. North/South All-Star Game and BACF Ohio/West Virginia Classic ... averaged 21.4 points and 12.5 rebounds as a junior and 22.7 points and 13.2 rebounds for her career ... earned a total of 11 varsity letters ... three-time all-state selection in softball and twice in volleyball ... Gatorade W.V. Softball Player of the Year as a senior after setting state record for career strikeouts (1,104) ... member of National Honor Society and Key Club ... ranked second in her class.
Personal: Full name is Jill Elizabeth Stephens ... born Sept. 17, 1986 in Parkersburg, W. Va. ... daughter of Scott and Linda Stephens ... has one older sister, Anne, and one younger sister, Kim ... sister Anne played basketball at UC from 2002-06 ... father played basketball at Pittsburgh and Ohio ... currently pursuing a PhD. in audiology.