Coaches and players met with local media Wednesday
Highlights from the 2011-12 UAB women's basketball season
Honor society recognizes academic achievements of student-athletes
Chapman also voted to C-USA All-Defensive Squad
Jones gives Blazers All-Academic selection for fourth straight year
UAB women's basketball takes on Vanderbilt
A second-team All-Conference USA and C-USA All-Academic Team selection as a junior and senior ... finished 10th on UAB's all-time scoring list with 1,505 career points ... became the 25th 1,000-point career scorer in program history during her junior year and just the 13th to reach the mark before her senior season ... ranks eighth in school history with 135 career 3-pointers ... had 216 career steals, seventh-most in school history ... owned 312 career assists, which is 10th most in school history ... played in 125 games, just one away from Amanda Peterson's school record of 126.
A second-team All-Conference USA selection ... also chosen to the C-USA All-Academic Team ... the only Conference USA player and the first player in UAB history to be named to the Capital One All-Academic District 4 Team ... started 29 of 31 games and averaged 12.9 points per game ... finished her career with 1,505 career points, which ranks 10th all-time in UAB history ... scored in double figures in all but five games on the season ... tallied a career high 26 points in a three-overtime game against SMU (2/7) ... scored 20 + points three times and dished out 76 assists.
A second-team All-Conference USA selection ... also chosen to the C-USA All-Academic Team ... started 24 of UAB's 30 games ... surpassed 1,000 points for her career against Tulsa (1/26) ... second on the team at 12.9 points per game (11th in C-USA) ... led the team lead in assists per game (2.9) ... led UAB in scoring 12 times and reached double figures 20 times ... ranked fifth in C-USA in conference games with a 1.3 to 1 assist-to-turnover ratio ... tied for 11th in C-USA with 2.0 steals per game ... also chipped in 3.7 rebounds per contest ... scored a career-best 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting (4-of-5 3-pointers) at UNCG (12/6) ... scored 23 points at Florida A&M (1/2) ... poured in 21 points in the win over East Tennessee State (11/18) ... matched her career best with seven assists at Houston (1/15) ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society.
Led the Blazers in scoring with 12.5 points per game ... registered 27 double-digit games ... named Most Outstanding Player of the WBI after scoring double figures in all four games, including 22 in the championship contest ... averaged 15.3 points over the final 13 games of the season and 17.5 over the last six ... scored 19 points in the season opener against FAMU ... earned her first start of the season versus Austin Peay and had a season-high seven rebounds ... scored 22 points and knocked down a career-best five 3-pointers to go along with a career-high seven assists at Marshall ... had a career-best five steals at SMU ... scored a season-high 23 points against Marshall in the C-USA tournament ... matched her career-high with five 3-pointers at Manhattan in the WBI ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and received the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal.
Scored double figures in first two collegiate games ... scored 10 points against Alcorn State in the season opener ... collected a team-high four steals against Florida ... notched 18 points and a season-high five assists against Central Michigan ... had a career-high eight rebounds against Virginia Tech ... named Conference USA Freshman of the Week after scoring 22 points against Austin Peay ... tied her season-high of five assists against UCF and also scored 20 points ... scored in double figures in three of four contests at the C-USA tournament ... had her best outing of the season against No. 3 seed SMU in the C-USA tournament, scoring a season-high 23 points and adding four assists ... matched her season-best of five assists against No. 2 seed Houston in the tournament semifinal ... finished the season with 14 double-digit games ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
A four-year letterwinner for head coach Nicholas Vinson at Hazlewood High School ... a two-time Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) first-team All-State selection as a sophomore and senior ... named Class 1A Player of the Year after leading her team to a state title in 2009 ... honored as the Most Valuable Player of the Class 1A state tournament after recording 25 points and 10 rebounds in the championship game ... placed on Birmingham News' Super Seniors list and the ASWA Super Five after averaging 24 points, seven rebounds, nine assists and three blocks per game in her final season with the Golden Bears ... finished her prep career ranked seventh all-time in the state in total points with more than 3,500 ... selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic as a senior ... named Lawrence County Player of the Year in 2007 and 2009 ... named the Times Daily Player of the Year and the Decatur Daily Athlete of the Year as a senior ... participated in volleyball, softball, track & field and cheerleading, as well ... helped the Golden Bears to three track & field state titles ... captured six individual state championships during her track career ... named MVP of the volleyball and softball teams in 2007, as well ... also excelled in the classroom, served as class valedictorian.
Amber Jerkia Jones ... born May 20, 1991 in Sheffield, Ala. ... daughter of Don and Amberlene Jones ... has two brothers, Tory and Don, and two sisters, Lacorie and JerShica ... major is exercise science.