32 - Jessica Huntington
Jessica Huntington
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Yakima, Wash.
High School: East Valley HS '06
Position: G
Experience: 3L

Head Coach Wendy Schuller: "Jessica Huntington is a captain and a senior who has played a ton of minutes over the past four years. For me as a coach, it's just refreshing to know that we have point guards who have experience and who understand what we want to do. She is a leader and will guide the team. Jessica does a great job - she understands our system, plays extremely hard,  and she is a solid defender. She made huge strides last year in her ability to shoot the ball - she shot the three well last season at over 40 percent. Offensively, I see Jess continuing to evolve into a scoring point guard."

2009-10: One of four co-captains for the Eagles. She enters her senior season with 302 career assists, ranking eighth in school history.

2008-09: Huntington was named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. She was one of the steadiest point guards in the country in her junior season, as her assist-turnover ratio of 1.85 (94-to-50) was the tops in the Big Sky and 23rd best among Division I players. She also averaged 3.24 assists per game, placing seventh in that category among league players. She converted 40.7 of her three-point attempts (22-of-54), the sixth-best average in Eastern Washington history.

2007-08: Huntington averaged 5.36 assists per game in 2007-08, the fourth-highest average in the Big Sky Conference and good enough to rank her 25th among all NCAA Division I players. In fact, the point guard had 150 total assists, the seventh-highest total in school history. Huntington's assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.76 (150-to-85) placed her 46th nationally and sixth in the league. She was also 14th in the Big Sky with 1.14 steals per contest and ninth in minutes per game with 32.86. Huntington earned mention to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team, as well.  Against Portland State on Jan. 26, the sophomore had the first double-digit assist total by any Eagle in more than five years with 10 (Michelle Demetruk had 11 against the Vikings on Jan. 25, 2003). Versus Idaho State in Pocatello, she had an incredible 10-to-0 assist-to-turnover ratio. She then contributed an Eagle season-high 11 assists and shot a perfect 5-of-5 from the floor against the Vikings on March 1.

2006-07: Huntington was honored as a member of the Big Sky All-Academic team for winter quarter 2007. She finished second on the squad in shooting percentage, hitting at a 44.2 percent clip (23-of-52). Huntington had a good rebounding performance in Eastern's season-opening victory over Montana Tech, grabbing five boards. She contributed six assists as EWU defeated Corban College to move to 3-0 for the first time in 22 years. She nailed both three-point attempts in a 77-67 loss to Texas-San Antonio. Huntington then took over in the last eight seconds of Eastern's tough loss to Idaho State. With Eastern down by eight, she nailed a three, stole the inbound pass and made a lay-up while being fouled. After she made the ensuing free throw, a missed ISU lay-up allowed EWU to get the ball back with 1.3 seconds left, but the Eagles were not able to get a shot off. She ended the game with 10 points, six in those final eight seconds.

High School: Huntington was named the 2004-05 Central Washington Athletic Conference Player of the Year. In her East Valley High School career, she averaged 9.0 points, 6.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per contest. Her EVHS squad finished 25-2 in both her junior and senior seasons. The squad won the 2A state championship her freshman year and finished in the top six at state each of the next three years. Her final three years at EVHS, she was named all-state. Huntington played AAU basketball for Northwest Sagebrush.

Personal: Born 11/22/88 in Yakima, Wash. She is the daughter of Reneè Weyrick and was also raised by her grandparents, Vern and Glenda Upson. She has a brother, Jason, 18, and a twin sister, Jennifer, 21. Huntington is majoring in math elementary education.

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