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41 Jolene Anderson

Port Wing, Wis.
South Shore High School

Jolene Anderson became Wisconsin's all-time leading scorer for men and women with 2,312 points in 2008, and was voted UW's Female Athlete of the Year. She is now participating in the WNBA. She is a prolific and uncanny SCORER who can score in many different ways; has great instincts for the game and is an excellent rebounder and passer; does whatever it takes for the team to win. She is always around the ball and makes plays when needed; a "go to" player; physically very strong; mentally tough-is never rattled.


  • Named Wisconsin's Femal Athlete of the Year in 2008
  • Drafted 23rd overall in the second round by the Connecticut Sun in the 2008 WNBA draft
  • 2008 State Farm Coaches' All-America Regional Finalists
  • 2008 recipient of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, presented annually by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the nation's outstanding female collegian 5'8"
  • 2008 Big Ten Player of the Year by the media
  • Two-time Big Ten scoring champion this year averaging 19.6 points per game in conference only games
  • Two-year first-team All-Big Ten Conference performer
  • Wisconsin's all-time scoring leader for men and women
  • 2007-08 Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year and unanimous All-Big Ten First Team
  • 2007-08 Nominee for Women's Wooden Award
  • 2007-08 preseason "Wade Watch" list for the State Farm Wade Trophy Division I Player of the Year
  • 2007 Kodak/WBCA District IV All-Amerian
  • 2007 First Team All-Big Ten Honoree
  • 2007 USA Basketball U21 team gold medal winner in her third USA team appearance (won gold with U19 team in 2005 and U20 team in 2006); third leading scorer for the U20 team with 13.3 points per game; fourth leading-scorer with U21 team with 9.3 points per game
  • 2006-07 Naismith Player of the Year Top-50 Candidate
  • One of only three UW players to score 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists and 150 steals
  • Fastest UW player male or female to 1,000 points and fastest female player to 1,500 points
  • Leads the team in scoring and rebounding for the third-straight season averaging 17.0+ points per game
  • Thanksgiving tournament all-tourney and MVP honors at 2006 Rebel Shootout and 2005 Wahini Rainbow Classic Invitational
  • 2005 Big Ten Freshman of the Year; 2006 All-Big Ten second team by coaches and media
  • Set the UW frosh scoring mark with 497 points and scoring average with 17.8 ppg; set the UW frosh record for most 3-point goals made with 53, and 3-pt. attempts mark with 165
  • 2004 AP Prep State Player of the Year, she averaged 37.1 points and 15.1 rebounds her senior season. Besides the all-time mark of 2,881 points, Anderson also holds the Wisconsin prep scoring records for most points in a game (58) and most points in a season (956)

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