2011-12 (Junior Season)
First season playing with the Redbirds, after transferring from Wisconsin ... a member of the 2011-12 leadership team ... named the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year, to the All-Valley Defensive Team and was an All-Valley First Team selection ... earned the Most Valuable Player Award with Katie Broadway at the end of the 2011-12 season ... also earned the team's Best Defensive Player and Hustle Awards ... named Valley Newcomer of the Week six times during the regular season ... has 18 double-digit scoring efforts in the last 22 games ... was the second-leading scorer on the team with 276 points, averaging 15.3 points per game ... averaged 33.7 minutes per game, playing the second most minutes on the team ... led the team with a field goal percentage of 49 percent, sinking 104 shots out of 214 attempts ... made 58-of-70 free throws, making 83 percent of the shots at the charity stripe, which led the team ... brought down 110 rebounds, which averaging 6.1 per game, finishing second on the team in the category ... led the team in assists (55) and steals (49) ... recorded 10 blocks on the season ... led the conference in steals ... in Valley standings, finished fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio, sixth in assists and free throw percentage, ninth in minutes played, 12th in scoring and 17th in rebounding ... set a career high with 30 points at Eastern Illinois (11/21) ... topped her career high in assists (9) against UIC (11/28) ... played a career-high 39 minutes at Indiana State (1/6) ... had a career-high six steals twice during the season at Drake (2/19) and Missouri State (2/27) ... recorded a career-high nine rebounds three times during the season ... had two blocks against Southern Illinois (12/30) and Northern Iowa (1/14), setting a career-high ... set a career-high in field goals made, field goals attempted, three-pointers made and three-point field goals attempted against Eastern Illinois (11/21).
At ISU Transferred to Illinois State in the summer of 2010 ... has to sit out the 2010-11 season due to NCAA transfer eligibility rules ... will have two years of eligibility remaining starting in 2011-12.
At Wisconsin (2008-10) Appeared in 48 games in two seasons at Wisconsin ... totaled 76 points, 48 rebounds, 22 steals, 14 assists and two blocks ... played in 31 games as a freshman and 17 games as a sophomore ... scored a career-high 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting against Canisius as a freshman.
Prior to ISU Four-year starter at Rock Falls High School ... Rockets' all-time leader in points (1,870) and steals (515) ... averaged 22.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 steals and 4.4 assists as a senior ... earned Illinois State Class 3A All-State and McDonald's All-America nominee recognition that season ... four-time first-team all-conference selection and team MVP ... all-state honorable mention selection as a freshman and junior ... three-time Daily Gazette All-Area selection and 2008 Player of the Year ... prep coach was Craig Mammosser ... also ran track, qualifying for the state championship as a sophomore in the 400-meter dashand 4x200 meter relay.
Personal Jamie Reanne Russell ... born February 14, 1990 in Sterling, Ill. ... daughter of Sabrina Russell ... three brothers (Rhyan, Aaron, Bronson) and one sister (Tracie) ... majoring in criminal justice.