Jessie Buker
Jessie Buker


Macon, Ill.

High School:
Okaw Valley





► 2007 & 2008 All-MVC First Team
► 2007 & 2008 Preseason All-MVC First Team
► 2007 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
► 2007 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA All-District V First Team
► 2006 All-MVC Second Team
► 2006 State Farm MVC All-Tournament Team
► MVC Player of the Week | April 28, 2008

2008 | JUNIOR
Earned her second-career All-MVC First-Team honor ... hit .378 (31-for-82) with 16 runs scored, seven home runs, 22 RBI and a .683 slugging percentage in the second half of the season ... ranks second all-time at Illinois State in career home runs with 27 ... also ranks sixth at ISU in career RBI (86) ... had a nine-game hitting streak, three games shy of her career-high ... tied her career-high for home runs with two against Northern Illinois (April 29) ... earned her third-career Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week honor for the period April 21-27 ... recorded multiple hits in seven of 12 games played during the period April 5-23 ... tied a career-high for doubles in a game with two against Evansville (April 6) ... hit one of three Illinois State home runs against Missouri State March 21, which marked the first time since March 5, 2006, versus Boston that the Redbirds had hit three home runs in a game.

Finished season with the second-most RBI in a single-season at ISU (51) ... hit 16 home runs, just two shy of the ISU single-season record ... All-MVC First-Team selection ... hit first-career triple in ISU's 5-2 loss to Northwestern (May 19) at the NCAA Regional ... started all 62 games, splitting time in left field, and at first base, shortstop and third base ... one of three Redbirds to collect 40 or more hits and RBI in the same season, with 59 hits and 51 RBI ... helped make ISU history when she hit two of the six total homers in a single game at Drake (April 14) ... hit the first of back-to-back-to-back shots in the same contest ... put together a 12-game hitting streak from March 14-28 and went a combined 18-for-38 in that span ... hit three home runs, two of which came in walk-off fashion, in a doubleheader against Missouri State (May 5); finished the day with four hits, seven RBI and four runs ... combined with Kara Nelson, Amber Smith, Kelsey Warning and Tiffany Prager to comprise the largest group (5) to ever collect more then 50 hits in a season ... named The Valley Player of the Week twice (March 19; May 7).

Played in 47 of ISU's 54 games, with 29 starts ... hit .500 with a runner on third base and less than two outs ... hit the first home run of her collegiate career against Buffalo (March 4).

Four-year starter in softball, soccer and hockey ... three-year basketball starter ... named Decatur Herald & Review Player of the Year in softball her senior year after she led the area with a .670 batting average, eight home runs and 61 RBI ... named softball team MVP in 2003 and 2005 ... two-time all-conference selection ... earned basketball MVP honors as a sophomore and junior ... first-team all-conference pick in basketball in 2003 ... Journal-Gazette all-area selection in basketball as a junior ... averaged 13.8 rebounds per game as a junior ... led her basketball team to the conference championship in 2004 and the softball regional title ... finished eighth in the discus at the 2004 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) state meet ... helped lead her hockey team to the CIHL crown as a sophomore ... National Honor Society member.

Born Nov. 19, 1986 ... Parents: Cuyler and Dee Buker ... Siblings: Ashley (29) and Kelsie Standerfer (27), who attended Illinois State ... Major: biological sciences ... last name pronounced BEW-kur.