Bearcats face Owls at 2 p.m.
Cincinnati at #23 Rutgers
2007-08 Season (Junior): Athletic and intelligent frontcourt player who developed into team's top rebounder and leader ... earned degree in communications sciences and disorders in three years, graduating in June 2008, and is currently enrolled in the audiology doctoral program ... earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors ... team's top rebounder and second-leading scorer, averaging 13.0 points and 9.4 rebounds per game ... ranked third in the BIG EAST in rebounding and fourth in three-point fi eld goal percentage (.422) ... ranked in the Top 5 in both off ensive (3rd, 3.75) and defensive (4th, 5.64) rebounds and led the league in minutes played (37.36) ... averaged 37.4 minutes of playing time per game, playing all 40 minutes in 12 games ... scored in double figures in all but eight games ... recorded 10 double-doubles, including three straight from 11/19-11/26 ... became first player in program history to earn BIG EAST Player of the Week honors, averaging 23.0 points and 11.5 rebounds in wins against Wright State (12/11) and Youngstown State (12/15) ... played 40 minutes, scored 10 points, and grabbed eight rebounds in season-opener against Michigan (11/13) ... one rebound shy of a double-double, finishing with 18 points and nine rebounds vs. Valparaiso (11/16) ... recorded first double-double of 2007-08 with 14 points and 12 rebounds against Duquesne (11/19) ... handed out three assists and had two steals on 7-of-8 shooting from the charity stripe ... grabbed an amazing 14 offensive rebounds, tying a Fifth Third Arena record, and finished the game with the fourth-highest rebounding performance in school history, pulling down a career-high 22 against McNeese State (11/21) ... her 14 points vs. McNeese State led to her second consecutive double-double, and she dished out three assists ... played 40 minutes and recorded her third consecutive double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds against Presbyterian (11/26) ... played 40 minutes and scored 22 points at Xavier (12/1), pulling down nine rebounds and landing three treys on six attempts, a career-high ... played 40 minutes and scored a team-high 19 points and nine rebounds against Wright State (12/11) ... scored a career-high 27 points, pulled down 14 rebounds while shooting 5-of-6 from downtown and dishing out a career-high four assists against Youngstown State (12/15) ... recorded fifth double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds in 40 minutes against Central Michigan (12/17) ... played 40 minutes with 13 points, and eight boards, and two blocks vs. Indiana (12/20) ... scored 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had a block in 40 minutes of play at Tennessee Tech (12/29) ... grabbed sixth double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds at Seton Hall (1/5), playing 40 minutes and going 2-for-2 from the free throw line ... tallied seventh double-double, and second consecutive, with 18 points and 13 boards against Georgetown (1/8), shooting 4-for-4 at the charity stripe and playing 39 minutes ... scored team-high 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds against No. 20/20 Notre Dame (2/2) ... notched eighth double-double of the season at Marquette (2/5), scoring 19 points and pulling down 13 rebounds, shooting 5-for-5 from the free throw line ... scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds in 40 minutes of play against USF (2/9) ... recorded ninth double-double of the season, scoring 10 points and grabbing 14 rebounds at No. 22/24 Syracuse (2/23) ... posted 10th double-double, scoring 15 points with 10 rebounds in win at Providence (3/3).
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.