Jence Rhoads 22
Jence  Rhoads

Slippery Rock, Pa.

High School:
Slippery Rock





2010-11 (Senior): Named honorable mention All-American by Associated Press ... WBCA Region 3 All-American ... First Team All-SEC selection by the league's head coaches ... Second Team All-SEC selection by Associated Press ... Selected to Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Preseason first team All-SEC selection by coaches and media ... Received one vote for preseason SEC Player of the Year from the coaches ... One of 30 players selected as Lowe's Senior CLASS candidate ... One of 50 players named to Naismith Watch List ... Only player in school history with 1,100 points, 500 assists and 400 rebounds ... Second player in school history with 1,000 points, 500 assists and 400 rebounds ... Ranks 24th in school history with 1,132 points ... Ranks third all-time with 547 assists ... Ranks fourth all-time with 4,082 minutes played ... Ranks eighth all-time with 11 40-minute games ... One of three team captains ... Averaged 11.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, and team-best 4.8 assists ... Also led the team in steals (30) and average minutes played: 35.1 ... Missed Kentucky game on Feb. 20 due to a sprained right ankle ... Returned following game against Florida with 13 points, 6 rebounds ... Scored 15 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and had 6 assists in overtime win at South Carolina ... Scored seven points in overtime and basket to tie the game at 56 in regulation ... Injured right hamstring in second exhibition game and missed first two games of the season ... Returned to starting lineup at Florida State ... Suffered broken right wrist in offseason ... Had first double-digit assist game of the season against Georgia ... Played career-high 48 minutes, collecting nine assists and scoring 11 points in win at Florida ... Earned 500th career assist against LSU on Feb. 4 ... Finished with a career-high nine rebounds against Arkansas to go with 13 points ... Also set career highs for makes and attempts in free throws against Arkansas ... Played 40 minutes for the first time this season at Tennessee ... Notched third 20-point game of the season at Alabama ... Tied career high with eight rebounds against Auburn to go along with eight rebounds ... Filled the box score with 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in season-high 38 minutes at Ole Miss ... Posted second 20-point game in three game span at Virginia Tech, finishing with 20 points and five rebounds and assists ... Had fifth 20-point game of her career when she scored season-high 21 points against WKU ... Scored 10 of 12 points in second half in homecoming win at Duquesne ... Also tied career high with eight assists at Duquesne ... Came within one point and one assist of a double-double against UT Martin ... Reached double figures with 11 points and had season-high 7 assists against Southern Illinois ... Led team with season-high 19 points at Denver ... Scored 12 of her team-high 14 points in the second half at Bowling Green ... Nine points and five assists against Princeton ... Scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Quinnipiac.

2009-10 (Junior): First team All-Southeastern Conference selection by league coaches... Second-team choice by the Associated Press... SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll ... First in the Southeastern Conference in minutes per game, second in assist-to-turnover ratio and assists per game... Averaged 13.8 points, 5.0 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game ... Fifteen points and six rebounds while playing the full 45 minutes in win over DePaul... Scored more than 20 points for the third time this season with 21 in overtime over Arkansas in SEC Tournament... Nine points and nine assists in VU's Senior Day loss to South Carolina... Sixth straight game in double-figures with 16 points against Florida... Responsible for 18 of VU's final 23 points at Ole Miss via four field goals, three assists (including two on three-pointers) and a pair of free throws... Scored team-high 19 in win over Rebels to lead VU in scoring for 12th time this year... Career-high 25 points led the Commodores to a win over No. 16/17 Kentucky... Fifteen points against No. 5 Tennessee... At Florida, played the full 40 minutes for the fifth time in her VU career, scoring a game-high 14 points... Twenty points in 38 minutes against Mississippi State... Twelve points, five assists and six steals in win at Auburn after returning from hand injury that had held her out of Georgia and Tennessee games... Suffered the injury with seven minutes left in the Kentucky game (1/10) but played the entire 40 minutes... Only Commodore in double figures at Kentucky, marking the first time this season that only one VU player has scored more than 10 points... Second-career double-double with 11 points and 10 assists in SEC opener vs. Ole Miss... Scored a team-high 18 at No. 3 Notre Dame... Hit 7 of 10 from the field against ETSU... Game-high 17 points at Quinnipiac included jumper with 36 seconds left to lead Commodores to victory... Played 39 minutes against the Bobcats... Team-high 17 points and nine assists in overtime win over Western Kentucky... Game-high 17 points, one off her career best, against Bowling Green... Named to the all-tournament team at the 2009 Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament... Scored 12 points against N.C. State while playing 40 minutes for only the second time in her career... First double-double of her career came against Austin Peay with 10 points and career-best 11 assists... Eleven points in only 19 minutes at Saint Joseph's... Fourteen points and seven assists against UC Riverside... Career-high 18 points with nine assists at Southern Illinois... Career-high 10 assists with eight points at season opener against Lehigh.

2008-09 (Sophomore): Played point in all 35 games as a sophomore, making 22 starts... Ranked third in the NCAA in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.49)... Opened the season with career-high nine assists against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with zero turnovers... Came back at Western Kentucky with eight more assists and only two giveaways... Career-high six steals in a reserve role against UT-Martin... Scored 12 points including 6-of-6 from the charity stripe vs. Alabama... Also had seven assists against only one turnover in Tuscaloosa... Averaging five assists and more than eight points in conference play... Dished out a game-high eight assists in 22 minutes of action versus Alabama... Team-high 37 minutes in win over Florida included five assists against only one turnover... Career-high 16 points in victory over No. 3 Auburn marked the first time in her career to lead VU in scoring... Made 7-of-10 field goals, repeatedly slashing through the lane for layups... Game-tying jumper vs. Ole Miss was reviewed and found to be just after the buzzer... Nine assists and only two turnovers in the SEC Tournament... Scored 15 points in semifinal win over LSU... Game-high seven rebounds in NCAA second round win over Kansas State.

2007-08 (Freshman):
Named to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshmen team by a vote of league coaches... Made it back into the starting lineup against South Florida after playing a reserve role in the previous seven games... Averaged 4.5 assists and 3.8 rebounds in conference play... Ranked No. 2 in the SEC in assists per game in league tilts... Dished out five or more assists in 10 contests, including eight conference games... Personal-best eight rebounds at LSU... Career highs with eight assists and four steals in first Southeastern Conference game of her career... Career-high 10 points in 31 minutes at Princeton... Started the first six games of her collegiate career.

HIGH SCHOOL (Slippery Rock): Concluded her career with 2,170 points, the only Butler County player in history--male or female--to eclipse 2,000 points.... Averaged over 22 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals for Adrienne Orris' Rockets... Named Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year, District 10 Player of the Year, Butler County Player of the Year in 2007... Led Slippery Rock to District 10 championship.... Recorded triple-doubles in five of Slippery Rock's last six regular-season games... Nominated as a McDonald's All-American... Recipient of the KDRA Extra Effort Award... Ranked in the Top 100 for the Class of 2007 by Blue Star Basketball... Played AAU ball for her father Robert with Tri-State Rock Solid... Team finished fourth at the ISU Nationals... Named a 2006 adidas Top-Ten All-Star.

ACADEMICS: Working toward a degree in interdisciplinary studies in the college of arts and sciences.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Melinda and Robert Rhoads... Has two younger sisters, twins Karly and Kourtney... Both played basketball with Jence... Father played basketball at Wake Forest before going overseas to play professionally... Mother played basketball at Slippery Rock University... Melinda also competed in the 1984 Olympics in team handball, and ran the Olympic torch in 1996... Also a four-year starter for the Slippery Rock soccer team, scoring more than 100 goals in her career... Graduated magna cum laude... Volunteered with the Slippery Rock Parks and Recreation Department's wheelchair basketball program and served as a youth coach at local basketball camps and clinics.

Career Highs
Points: 25, Kentucky (2/14/10)
FG Made: 10, at Alabama (1/13/11)
FG Atts: 19 (2x), last vs. Arkansas (3/4/10)
3FG Made: 2, vs. Xavier (3/23/10)
3FG Atts: 3 (2x), last vs. Xavier (3/23/10)
FT Made: 7, Arkansas (1/20/11)
FT Atts: 10 (2x), last at Kentucky (1/23/11)
Rebounds: 9, Arkansas (1/20/11)
Assists: 11, Austin Peay (11/27/09)
Blocks: 3, UC Riverside (11/20/09)
Steals: 6, at Auburn (1/21/10)
Minutes: 48, at Florida (2/6/11)

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