WNBA Prospect Profile
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Jessica Kuster - Rice
8/20/1992 12:00:00 AM
San Antonio, TX
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College Highlights
Career: The Rice all-time leading scorer (women or men) with 2,081 points ... C-USA and Rice all-time leader in career double-doubles (67) ... C-USA and Rice all-time leader in rebounds (1,376) .... Only player in C-USA history to be named to both the First-Team All-Conference and the All-Defensive Team all four seasons ... One of just 145 players in NCAA Div. I history to record over 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds ... Joined Middle Tennessee's Ebony Rowe as the only players to have averaged a double double in each of their four seasons ... Became the quickest Rice player to reach 1,000 career points (two seasons and two games), the eighth to reach the milestone as the junior and the 18th Rice player overall to reach 1,000 points ... Rice record holder for career field goals made (745) and career made free throws (550) ... the only four-time recipient of the Hackerman Award in school history. 2013-14 (Sr.):Named an Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention ... Selected to the Conference USA First-Team and All-Defensive Team ... Broke the Owls' single-season points (628) and rebounds (400) records ... Was named C-USA Player of the Week three times (Nov. 11, Jan. 20, Mar. 8) ... broke the C-USA all-time rebounding record at the C-USA Tournament vs. FIU on March 11 ... Broke the C-USA record with her 66th career double-double at UAB (3/5) ... became the Rice all-time leading scorer on (1/29), surpassing Pat Krieger's previous record of 1,851 career points ... ranked fourth in the nation in rebounds per game (13.4) ... finished tied for fifth in the nation with 26 double-doubles ... named to the Omni Hotels Classic All-Tournament Team (11/30) ... scored a season-high 33 points in a win over Prairie View A&M in the season opener (11/8) ... broke the 20-point barrier in 16 contests ... tied a career-high with 21 rebounds in a win over Southern (11/21) ... recorded a career-high seven assists in a win at Tulsa (2/12) ... played 40 or more minutes in 12 games and averaged a career-high 37.7 for the season. 2012-13 (Jr.):Named C-USA Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-C-USA ... Averaged 17.3 points and 8.7 rebounds against the AP Top 25 ... Named the C-USA Preseason Player of the Year ... College Sports Madness C-USA Player of the Week (Dec. 31) ... Tied for the highest and had three of the seven-highest rebounding games in C-USA (19 at Texas St., 18 vs. Lamar, 18 vs. SMU) ... Made 16 straight FTs from Jan. 24-Feb. 3 ... Had four straight double doubles from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15 and three straight double doubles from Feb. 3 to Feb. 14 ... Scored a season-high 26 points with a season-high 19 rebs at Texas State (Nov. 20) ... Scored 18 points with 13 rebounds against No. 3 Baylor (Nov. 27) ... Scored 16 points at No. 24 Tennessee, starting by scoring 12 of the Owls' first 16 points on 5-of-5 shooting, and had as many points as the Lady Vols (12-12) with 13:56 in the 1st half ... Scored 18 points at No. 24 Texas A&M ... Scored 15 points with 18 rebounds to help Rice defeat C-USA Champ SMU on Senior Day (Mar. 7) 2011-12 (So.):One of only 21 players in the nation to average a double-double... Team-high 14 double-doubles... Led C-USA in rebounding at 11.1 rpg and was ninth in the NCAA... Second in C-USA in scoring at 17.3 ppg... Scored game-high 22 points with game-high 18 rebounds at Prairie View A&M for her 14th career double-double... Grabbed team-high 9 rebounds with 7 points at Oklahoma State with 2 assists and 2 steals... Season and game-high 31 points with season and game-high 19 rebounds vs. HBU with 3 blocks and 4 steals... Game-high points (26) and rebounds (16) at Chicago State with 4 blocks and 3 steals... Game-high 15 points with 11 rebounds at Valparaiso... Team-high 29 points and game-high 12 rebounds vs. Alcorn State... 6 points and team-high 7 rebounds in only 23 minutes vs. UALR... Sixth double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds in only 22 minutes of action vs. Texas State... 13 points with 4 rebounds at SFA... Career-high 21 rebounds (second-highest in Rice history) with 21 points at UTSA... 14 points and 9 rebounds at Lamar... Scored 9 points and had team-high 9 rebounds at UAB... Game-high 16 points and game-high 16 rebounds in win over SMU... 15 points and 6 rebounds in win over Tulane... 7 points with team-high 10 rebounds at Tulsa... Tallied 13 points with team-high 7 rebounds vs. Southern Miss... Game-high 21 points and 7 rebounds vs. East Carolina... Ninth double-double with game-high 19 points and game-high 16 rebounds at Houston... Game-high 18 points and game-high 13 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season in game at Marshall... Team-high 11 points and 8 rebounds vs. UTEP... Scored 10 points with 6 rebounds in win over Tulsa... 11th double-double of the season with game-high 22 points and game-high 12 rebounds at SMU with 4 steals...12th double-double with game-high 22 points and game-high 16 rebounds in 29 minutes of action vs. Houston... Game-high 22 points in win at UTEP... Team-high 19 points with 6 rebounds vs. Memphis... Game-high 23 points and game-high 17 rebounds vs. Houston in C-USA tourney... Team-high 16 points and 8 rebounds vs. UAB in C-USA tourney... Scored team-high 18 points and pulled down game-high 17 rebounds in WBI game at Sam Houston State. 2010-11 (Fr.):Outstanding freshman season... Only the third freshman all-time in C-USA history to be named to the All-C-USA First Team... Team-high 13 double-doubles... Team-high Double-digit scoring 24 games and team-high double-digit rebounding 15 games... 340 rebounds in a season ranks second all-time at Rice... Led Rice in scoring (14.1 ppg) and in rebounding (10.6 rpg)... Team-high 64 blocks (ranks fourth-best at Rice)... Second-leading freshman in the nation in rebounding and first in C-USA... Competed in all 32 games and made starts in the last 22 contests... In first collegiate game, scored 4 points, with 7 rebounds, and a steal against Montana State... Tallied 11 points and team-high 9 rebounds in a game vs. Florida International... Brought down team-high 9 rebounds against Baylor... Scored 7 points with 5 rebounds vs. No. 8 Texas A&M... Snared game-high 13 rebounds (6 points) vs. Mercer... 9 points and 13 rebounds vs. ULM... C-USA season-high 35 points with 10 boards vs. Long Beach State... 16 points and 7 rebounds vs. HBU with 2 steals and 2 blocks... 13 points and career-high 18 rebounds at Northwestern State... 26 points and 14 rebounds with 3 assists and 3 steals at Texas State... 14 points and 11 rebounds vs. Lamar... 10 points and 8 rebounds with 3 blocks vs. UCF... 17 points and 15 rebounds and 3 blocks at Tulsa... Scored 12 points and grabbed game-high 8 rebounds vs. Marshall... Scored game-high 19 points and grabbed game-high 9 rebounds at UTEP... C-USA season-high and career-high 20 rebounds and 8 points with 4 blocks vs. UAB... 14 points and 9 rebounds in win at Tulane... 8 points and team-high 10 rebounds vs. Tulsa with 3 blocks... Game-high 22 points and game-high 17 rebounds with career-high 6 blocks in win over SMU... Eight double-double of the season with team-high 18 points and game-high 14 rebounds with four blocks at Houston... Scored 15 points with 11 rebounds for her ninth double-double in win at Memphis... Scored 18 points with game-high 14 rebounds vs. UTEP... Tallied 17 points and 7 rebounds at Southern Miss... Game-high 23 points and game-high 9 rebounds vs. Tulane... Scored 12 points with game-high 11 rebounds vs. Houston... Posted 12th double-double with game-high points (23) and rebounds (13) in win at SMU... Scored team-high 16 points with 4 rebounds vs. Memphis at C-USA tournament... Team-high 15 points and game-high 11 rebounds in WNIT game at Missouri State. HIGH SCHOOL A 2010 graduate of Reagan High School... Four-year letterwinnner and three-year starter for coach Terry Barton... Averaged 17.1 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.4 blocks as a senior... 2010 McDonald's All-American nominee... San Antonio Express-News Super Team member 2009 and 2010... Rattlers went 21-12 in 2010... 2010 TABC 5A All-Region, All-District 26-5A, and TABC Academic All-State... Ranked 35th forward in the nation by ESPN Hoopgurlz... All-Star Girls Report rated her as the number 58 power forward in the country... Premier Basketball Report has her ranked as the 14th-best player in the state of Texas... As a junior in 2009, averaged 15 points and 13 rebounds a game and 2.5 block per game... Named first team all-district and Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) All-Region... Played on San Antonio Heat AAU for coach Koby Cantu. PERSONAL Full name: Jessica Lynne Kuster... Born: Aug. 20, 1992 Columbus, Ohio... Parents: Ralph and Therese Kuster (two sisters)... College: Lovett.
Career Statistics
17.8 9.1 1.9
1.4 1.3 43.1