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Jamie Russell
Jamie Russell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rock Falls, Ill.

High School:
Rock Falls

Height:
5-7

Position:
Guard

Experience:
2 letters

Season GP/GS Min. FG% 3PT% FT% RPG Ast Blk Stl PPG
2008-09 31/0 8.8 .328 .200 .364 1.0 7 2 13 1.6
2009-10 17/0 8.1 .343 .200 .500 1.1 7 0 9 1.6
Career 48/0 8.6 .333 .200 .385 1.0 14 2 22 1.6

Of Note: One of the quickest players on the team ... family owns a boxing studio and Russell was a Golden Gloves amateur boxer at the age 11, winning 11 bouts, including nine against boys ... great scoring ability both inside and out; can be deadly from 3-point range ... dream job is to be a strength and conditioning coach

2009-10: Played in 17 games, averaging 8.1 minutes per game ... split playing time with Jade Davis and Emily Neal ... tallied seven points on 3-of-5 shooting vs. Cleveland State (Nov. 22) in only nine minutes of play; went 1-of-1 from 3-point range vs. the Vikings and also added one rebound and two steals ... scored five points on 2-of-3 shooting, including 1-of-2 from 3-point land, at Ohio State (Dec. 6) ... tied her career best with four rebounds at Oregon (Nov. 28); also tied her career best with two assists and added two steals vs. the Ducks ... had four points, two rebounds and two assists vs. CSU Fullerton (Nov. 29) ... scored four of the last six points at NC State (Dec. 3) finishing with four points, three rebounds and two assists ... saw three minutes of playing time vs. Vermont (March 21) in the NCAA tournament ... tied four career bests throughout the season ... averaged 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds per game

2008-09: Played in 31 games; saw limited playing time in several early-season games, partly due to a sore neck ... against Canisius (Nov. 23), had a career-high 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor; added one assist and one steal in a career-high 26 minutes ... had a career-high four rebounds vs. South Dakota State (Nov. 17) and vs. Green Bay (Dec. 10) ... shared for team-high honors with seven points at Michigan (Feb. 1); also added three rebounds, one assist and one steal vs. the Wolverines ... had a career-high three steals at Purdue (Feb. 8) ... averaged 1.6 points and 1.0 rebounds per game

High School: Averaged 22.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 steals and 4.4 assists as a senior ... four-time first-team all-conference ... McDonald's All-America nominee ... Illinois Class 3A first-team in 2008 ... Class 1A All-State honorable mention in 2005 and Class 2A honorable mention in 2007 ... Daily Gazette All-Area Player of the Year in 2008 and first-team all-area three years ... team MVP four years, she was named to the 2006-07 all-tournament team... school career points leader through four seasons with 1,870 points (17.8 career average), and the career steals leader with 515 for a 4.9 career average ... also had career averages of 3.9 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game ... state qualifier sophomore year for track in the 400-meter dash and 4x200-meter relay ... first-string running back on junior tackle football team in fifth grade

Personal: Parents are Tracy and Sabrina Russell ... has three brothers Rhyan, Aaron and Bronson and one sister Tracie ... major is undeclared

Career Highs

Points: 16 vs. Canisius, 11-23-08
Field Goals: 6 vs. Canisius, 11-23-08
Field Goal Att.: 11 vs. Michigan, 2-1-09
Field Goal %: .600 (2x; MR 3-5 vs. Cleveland State, 11-22-09)
3-pt FG: 2 vs. Canisius, 11-23-08
3-pt FG Att.: 6 vs. Michigan, 1-2-09
3-pt FG%: 1.000 (2x; MR 1-1 vs. Cleveland State, 11-22-09)
Free Throws: 2 (2x; MR vs. Illinois, 1-1-09)
Free Throw Att.: 2 (6x; MR vs. Illinois, 1-1-09)
Free Throw %: 1.000 (2-2) (2x; MR vs. Illinois, 1-1-09)
Rebounds: 4 (3x; MR vs. Oregon, 11-28-09)
Assists: 2 (4x; MR vs. NC State, 12-3-09)
Steals: 3 vs. Purdue, 2-8-09
Blocks: 1 (2x; MR vs. Michigan State, 2-22)
Minutes: 26 (2x; MR vs. Michigan, 2-1-09)

Why I Chose Wisconsin

"Who could pass up this amazing coach staff? Not me!"

Off the Court with Jamie Russell

Favorites: Subject: Psychology ... Food: Corn beef and cabbage ... Color: Orange ... Vacation spot: Dominican Republic ... Sport other than basketball: Football ... Spot on campus: Kohl Center ... Restaurant in Madison: Einstein's .. Cartoon characters: Alvin & the Chipmunks ... Movie: Love and Basketball ... Form of transportation: Submarine ... TV show: American Idol
Person most admired: God
Most memorable basketball achievement: Being named first-team all-state
Dream as a collegiate player: To be named defensive player of the year
Autobiography title: Badger Girl
If I could bring one thing from my hometown to Madison, it would be: My family and my mom's home-cooked meals
If I could have any job, I'd be: Astronaut
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate basketball? Enlist in the military
Is there something significant about your jersey number? It was my AAU number.
What motivates you? The impossible
IfI could guest star on a TV show, it would be: Ellen
The best sporting eventI ever attended was: Cubs game
One word that describes me: Strong-willed
One word that describes the team: Unity
You won't catch me eating: Liver
Nobody knows how much I love to: Write
Greatest invention of the last 100 years: GPS
My cell phone ring: Alvin & the Chipmunks
When I have free time I like to: Eat, sleep and workout
If I had a million dollars, I would: Donate to Africa, buy my grandma a new house and help my family
Childhood heros: Uncle Phil, Aunt Shauna and my mom
If I could spend a week anywhere in the world, it would be: Iceland
SomethingI have to do before turning 40: Sky-dive
What does it mean to be a Badger? You are part of a family consisting of unity.

ON WISCONSIN
Women's Basketball
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