2016-17 Women's Basketball
Record: 35-3 Home: 16-1 Away: 11-1 Neutral: 8-1 Crossroads: 17-1
Jessica Almeida Image
#1 Jessica Almeida
Height: 5-9
Class: SR
Position: G
Hometown: Lisbon, Portugal
Previous School: Cochise College
 
Career Achievements: Named NAIA First Team All-America (2017) ... named to NAIA National Championship All-Tournament Team (2017) ... named All-Crossroads League First Team (2017) ... named All-Crossroads League Second Team (2016) ... named All-Crossroads League Honorable Mention (2015) ... finished career with 1,222 points.
 
2016-17: Appeared in all 38 games and started 36 ... led team in minutes played at 1,149 ... averaged team-high 14.2 points per game ... shot 49 percent from the field, 41 percent from three and 83 percent from the free throw line ... scored career-high 35 points against IU-East Nov. 15.
 
Sophomore Year (2014-15)
Led the Knights to the 2015 Crossroads League Tournament championship ... Earned All-Crossroads League honorable mention ... Averaged 10.7 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game to go with 2.5 assists per game ... Scored game-winning basket against Saint Francis (Ind.) in tournament semifinal ... Scored in double figures on 20 occasions and notched a season-high 27 points in tournament semifinal win over Saint Francis (Ind.) on Feb. 27.

Freshman Year (2013-14 - Cochise College)
Averaged 9.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game to go with 3.6 assists per game for NJCAA Cochise College (Ariz.) ... Started 26 of 29 games and scored a season-high 27 points in a 72-63 win over Phoenix College.

High School
Attended Escola Secundaria Professor Jose Augusto Lucas in Lisbon, Portugal.

Personal
A business management major born March 30, 1993, to parents Jorge and Joana Rosa.
Bios From Other Seasons
2015-16   2014-15   
Statistics:
PlayerGPGS  MINMIN/G  FGM-AFG%3FG-A3FG%FTM-AFT%
2014-153431 94627.8 141-30546.2%16-5330.2%66-7686.8%
2015-163632 98127.3 129-29443.9%15-4533.3%45-5286.5%
2016-173836 114930.2 202-41348.9%47-11640.5%89-10783.2%
Totals:10899 307628.5 472-101246.6%78-21436.4%200-23585.1%
Player  REBREB/GOREBDREB  BLKSSTLASTTOA/TOPFTFDQPTSPTS/G
2014-15 922.71775 73886521.7480036410.7
2015-16 992.82574 1837110691.674043188.8
2016-17 1072.82483 1842106392.7440054014.2
Totals:2982.866232 431173021601.8916604122211.3
 
2016-17 Women's Basketball Roster
Roster for 2016-17 Women's Basketball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Jessica AlmeidaSRG5-9Lisbon, PortugalCochise College
11Joana SoeiroJRG5-7Aveiro, PortugalJose Augusto Lucas
12Kellie KirkhoffJRG5-5Indianapolis, Ind.Roncalli HS
15Rachel TitzerFRG5-9Indianapolis, Ind.Roncalli HS
21Candace DanzFRG5-9Trafalgar, Ind.Indian Creek HS
22Julia TitusFRC6-0Eaton, OhioEaton HS
23Karen JonesSOF5-10Pittsboro, Ind.Tri-West HS
24Jenna SullivanSRG6-2Brookston, Ind.Frontier HS
25Anastacia KirbySRF5-11Kokomo, Ind. Kokomo HS
31Katie ErnstbergerJRG5-5Pekin, Ind.Eastern HS
33Sarah CorbinSOF5-9Mooresville, Ind.Mooresville HS
34Dejah CyrusSOF5-9Marion, Ind.Marion HS
Katie Gearlds - Head Coach - 4th season - Purdue '07
Vicky Volonaki - Assistant Coach - 4th season
Mark Parker - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Lakan Hasser-Smith - Assistant Coach - 1st season - Marian '16
Skyler Gick - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Jeremy Renz - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Zac Shewmaker - Manager