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Player Profiles



Jess                               Harlee
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Jess
Harlee
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Bel Air, Md.
Height: 6-1
Sport: Women's Basketball
Position: F

Biography

Career Highlights:

  • Helped WVU to four consecutive NCAA Tournament Appearances and 16 wins over ranked opponents as a three-time co-captain?
  • Ties for the fourth most games played in WVU’s career record books with 130
  • Amassed 477 points, 464 rebounds, 161 steals and 146 assists in her four-year career

At West Virginia (2013-14):

  • 2014 Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • The 2014 recipient of WVU’s Ken Gray Leadership Award, the Foundation’s Outstanding Senior Award and 2014 Order of Augusta
  • Earned WVU’s Industrial Engineering Student of the Year
  • A WBCA/All State Good Works Team Nominee
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Big 12 All-Defensive Team
  • Helped WVU to its most single-season wins (30) in program history
  • Blocked the game-winning shot in two different Big 12 games (TCU & OU)
  • Played in all 35 games, earning one start and averaging 3.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game
  • Had fourth-most steals (34) and blocked shots (14) for WVU

At West Virginia (2012-13):

  • Big 12 All-Defensive Team
  • Named the 2013 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar of the Year by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine
  • Earned WVU’s Junior Industrial Engineering Student of the Year honor
  • A 2013 Dr. Gerald Lage Award recipient Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Held WVU’s second-highest steals total (43)
  • Ranked in Big 12’s top 10 (tied for seventh) for steals per league game with 1.83
  • WVU’s second-leading shot blocker with 17 blocks
  • Averaged 0.72 blocked shots per league game, the seventh-highest average among Big 12 players
  • Was second-leading scorer off the bench with 4.5 points per game in 29 games
  • Recorded three double-figure scoring outings and three games with a season-best four steals
  • Led the team in rebounding six times
  • Averaged 18.9 minutes per game, earning a solo start against LSU
  • Recorded 130 points, 119 rebounds and 43 steals in 547 minutes
  • Suffered a season-ending ACL tear in her knee in the final regular-season game at Texas

At West Virginia (2011-12):

  • Awarded WVU’s Sophomore Industrial Engineering Student of the Year award
  • Attended the Big 12 Leadership Summit as a representative for WVU women’s basketball in June 2012
  • Led WVU with 65 steals
  • Recorded a career-best seven steals, helping WVU to 27 team steals against North Carolina Central, the most team steals in a single game under coach Carey
  • Averaged 1.9 steals per game, the 14th highest average in the BIG EAST
  • Recorded a career-high 2- points to co-lead WVU in scoring against North Carolina Central in her first career start
  • Had six double-figure scoring games and three double-figure rebounding outings
  • Recorded a pair of double-doubles, one of which was in the opening-round win over Texas at the NCAA tournament
  • Led the Mountaineers in rebounding four times
  • Played in all 34 games, earning 32 starts and averaging 26.6 minutes per game, the second most on the team
  • Recorded the third most team assists with 67
  • Averaged 5.1 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game
At West Virginia (2010-11):
  • Played in 32 games, averaging 10.3 minutes per game as a true freshman
  • Played 12 min. of the BIG EAST opener at Villanova, hitting a 3-pointer, grabbing two rebounds and recording two assists
  • Recorded a career-high 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting (71.4%) against North Carolina Central, also had a pair of blocks in that outing
  • Recorded a 40.7 field goal percentage, making 24-of-59
  • Tallied 66 points, 59 rebounds and 19 steals on the season
In High School:
  • Rated 154th-best prep player at Fallston High by All-Star Girl’s Report
  • A four-time all-county, two-time all metro, and 2009 Baltimore Sun all-Metro first team selection
  • A 2009 Digital Sports Baltimore Metro co-Player of the Year
  • A member of the 2009 and 2010 AAA Maryland State championship teams
  • Averaged a team-best 15.8 points, 14.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists for the Cougars as a junior
  • In three years at Fallston, Harlee tallied 1,086 career points with 816 career rebounds under coach Michael McTeague
  • A 2008 Examiner all-Metro first team
  • Named 2007-08 Baltimore Sun Player of the Year for Harford County
  • Earned all-Metro second team accolades
  • A three-time North Carroll County Holiday Tournament MVP (2006-08)
  • Averaged 15.4 points and 10.0 rebounds per contest as a sophomore and 12 points and 7.5 rebounds as a freshman
  • Played AAU for coach Aggie McCormick-Dix for the Fairfax Stars, one of the nation’s premier AAU teams
Personal:
  • Daughter of James and Mary Harlee
  • Birthday is May 4
  • Has one sister
  • Majoring in industrial engineering with a minor in psychology
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Big East Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • President’s List
  • Dean's List

Related Articles

Graduates in the Spotlight: Jess Harlee
Posted: 5.8.14

Harlee Named Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Posted: 4.15.14

Harlee Earns WVU Student Leadership Award
Posted: 3.25.14

Four Mountaineers Named Academic All-Big 12
Posted: 2.20.14

WVU Duo Named as Good Works Team Nominees
Posted: 12.3.13

Harlee Arthur Ashe Scholar Honoree
Posted: 4.18.13

Wearing the Jersey
Posted: 2.18.12

VSR: Harlee Named Athlete of the Week
Posted: 11.21.11


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