Current & former student-athletes recognized at UMES Commencement
Coach Cedric Jenkins Interviews Women's Basketball Seniors Long and Sweeney
Lady Hawks' historic run falls short to Savannah State
Courtesy of MEAC Media Relations
Courtesy of MEAC Media Relations
2015 "The Harry's" (Photo by Lloydlee Heite)
See Mark Sutton's shots from the championship game vs. Savannah State in the 2015 MEAC Tournament.
See shots from the OT win vs. Norfolk State that sent UMES WBB to the Championship game of the 2015 MEAC Tournament.
See various shots from the Hawks' upset over top-seed & five-time defending champion Hampton in the 2015 MEAC Tournament.
See Mark Sutton's shots from the UMES win over NCCU in the first round of the 2015 MEAC Women's Basketball Tournament.
Batchelor on Long:""I see Jessica as a throw back, old school point guard with the ability to run a team like a true floor general, Her ability to pressure and contain the opponents' point of attack will allow us to be a more effective team on both ends of the floor."
2014-15: Long climbed into program's record book as she finish tied for sixth in steals (176), fifth in assists (288), and third in free throws made (366) ... currently, Long is tenth on the all-time scoring list with 985 points ... named the team's Most Valuable Player (MVP) ... took home the 2014-15 UMES Female Athlete of the Year award ... led the squad in several categories, such as points (13.3), assists (3.4), and steals (2.4) ... earned 2014-15 College Sports Madness Preseason honors ... named MEAC Player of the Week (D15) ... selected to the 2014-15 All-MEAC Third Team ... nationally, ranked among the top 50 in steals ... had a team-high 15 points in the season opener at Georgetown (11/14/14) ... notched a team-high 17 points against Virginia Commonwealth (11/20/14) ... registered 12 points and nine boards at Marshall (11/22/14) ... went 5-of-10 in the conference opener versus North Carolina Central (12/06/14), finishing with 15 points and five boards, and five dimes ... scored a team-high 20 points in the home victory over North Carolina A&T (12/08/14) ... recorded her first double-double of the season, posting 20 points and 11 rebounds at Morgan State (01/12/15) ... shot 50-percent (4-of-8) in the home win over Savannah State (01/17/15), ending with a team-high 14 points ... produced 12 points and four assists at South Carolina State (01/19/15) ... shot 80-percent (12-of-15) from the charity stripe at Bethune-Cookman (01/24/15), finishing with a team-high 20 points ... generated 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting at Florida A&M (01/26/15) ... earned 17 points and seven rebounds in the win over Coppin State (01/31/15) ... tallied 10 points, eight boards, and seven dimes at Howard (02/02/15) ... had a team-high 12 points at Hampton (02/07/15) ... chipped in 13 points and six rebounds in the road win over Norfolk State (02/09/15) ... recorded a double-double with 18 points and a career-high 11 assists in the homecoming victory over Delaware State (02/14/15) ... shot 8-of-13 from the floor versus Howard (02/16/15), ending with 16 points ... notched 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting at South Carolina State (02/21/15) ... had 18 points in the road win over Delaware State (02/28/15) ... posted 17 points in final home game against Morgan State (03/05/15) ... hit the game-winning shot and lifted the Lady Hawks over Hampton in the MEAC Quarterfinals (03/11/15), finishing with a team-high 11 points ... played a career-high 40 minutes in the overtime win over Norfolk State at the MEAC Semifinals, ending with 16 points and four dimes.
2012-13: Primary point guard for the Lady Hawks ... averaged 5.4 points and two assists per game, totaling 52 assists and 35 steals in 26 games ... led the team in points in season opener with 12, adding three steals at George Mason (11/13) ... made five baskets for 13 points and four rebounds at Delaware State (12/1) ... went 7-8 from the line at North Florida (12/15), totaling 10 points in the win ... near double double with 10 points and seven rebounds vs. Brown (12/29) ... dished out six assists with 10 points vs. Delaware State (1/19) ... shot 5-8 from the field with 11 points and six boards in win over North Carolina Central (2/4).
2011-12: UMES Women's Basketball Rookie of the Year ... played 25 games with one start as the reserve point guard ... grabbed first-ever rebounds, totaling three, at American (11/30) ... scoring first-ever points on free throws, adding layup for four points vs. Delaware State (12/3) with first career assist ... played career-high 27 minutes at Elizabeth City State (1/2), getting two steals, an assist and a rebound ... earned career-high 11 points, on 3-5 shooting, five steals and a block at Towson (12/13) ... had five steals and three points vs. Florida A&M (1/21) ... finished with first career three-assist game, adding three steals and points vs. Lincoln (1/25) ... career-high four boards with four points at home against Norfolk State (2/5) ... scored four points with a steal and assist in MEAC Tournament victory over Savannah State (3/5).
High School/Club: Ranked 79th among point guards in the high school class of 2011 ... scored over 1,000 points in her high school career ... leading scorer in Prince George's County during 2010-11 season while with Westlake High School, averaging 23 points a game ... named Best Defensive Player in the WCAC twice plus all-conference honors in 2010 with Paul VI Catholic High School ... led Panthers to two straight VIS titles in 2009 and 2010 ... competed with AAU Teams Unique, Team MD Sure Shots and Fairfax Stars 16U/Gold ... member of the Honor Roll for 2010-11 academic year ... also competed on softball team.
Personal: Born April 24, 1993 in Washington, D.C. ... daughter of Gary and Michelle Long ... has a brother, Gary Long Jr., and a sister, Janay ... major is exercise science ... pergame routine includes listening to music ... best sports moment is playing through two tough overtimes to win the 2010 VIS state title against Flint Hill Academy ... most influential people are her parents ... plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist upon graduation ... favorite saying is "The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is the fear of failure." ... favorite non-athletic accomplishment is graduating from high school ... hobbies include baking ... favorite movie is "Love and Basketball" ... favorite book is Think Like a Championby Dick Devenzio ... personal goal for the season is to become MEAC Rookie of the Year ... personal athletic goal before graduation is to win a MEAC title.
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