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#24 Jessica Canady
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Williamsburg, Va.
High School: Jamestown
Major: Sports Management

 

2009-10 (SENIOR): Third Team All-CAA...Preseason All-CAA First Team...Recovered from offseason knee surgery to make 25 starts and play in 28 games...Finished season fourth on the team in scoring with 9.5 points per game and second in rebounding (6.1 rpg)...Despite missing five games, finished second in blocked shots (16) and third in steals (34)...Leading scorer in eight games for ODU, leading rebounder for nine...Season-high 18 points three times, at Northeastern (1/7), at William & Mary (1/28) and at George Mason (2/14)...Posted four double-doubles, including season-high 14 rebounds vs. Georgia State (1/21) with 15 points...Ranked fourth in the CAA in field goal percentage (.485)...Ranked 8th in the CAA in conference rebounding (7.2 rpg in CAA games)...Eclipsed 1,000 point scoring mark in her final road regular season game at VCU (2/28)...Concluded career with 1,056 points, marking the 27th Lady Monarch in history to reach 1,000 points...

2008-09 (JUNIOR): Second Team All-CAA...Ranked 2nd in the CAA and 30th nationally in rebounding with 9.6 rebounds per game...CAA Player of the Week (3/8)...Despite missing six games to a fractured thumb, still led the team in rebounding (9.6 rpg) and ranked second on the team in scoring (12.6 ppg)...Posted eight double-doubles on the season, four 20-point games and 11 double-digit rebound games...Also ranked 5th in the league in steals (2.3 spg)...Her career-high 19-rebound performance against Norfolk State (11/30) was the highest total in the CAA in 2008...She also added 24 points in that game with two assists and three steals...Shot 50% or better from the field in 13 contests, including a career high field goals made and attempted in her 10-19 performance vs. Dayton, where she scored 23 points...Led team in rebounding (14) and steals, with a career-high six, in 78-70 victory over #16/11 Virginia...Led team in scoring seven times...Led team in rebounding 14 times...Led team in steals eight times...Led team in blocked shots six times, including a career-high six against #11/13 Tennessee...

2007-08 (SOPHOMORE): ODU's "Sixth Lady"...Appeared in all 36 contests serving as the Lady Monarchs' super-sub...Averaged 11.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in her second season with ODU...Ranked 19th in the CAA in scoring...Notched double figures in 21 games...Tallied double figures in seven of the season's final nine games...Averaged 12.3 points during ODU's NCAA Tournament run...Led the team in scoring in six games...Ranked 14th in the CAA in rebounding...Placed 11th in the league in defensive rebounding (4.25)...Posted five double-doubles including a 12-point, 10-rebound performance against Virginia (3-25-08) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament and a 11-point, 10-rebound game against Connecticut (3-30-08) in the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Tournament...Her 233 rebounds on the year rank her ninth on the ODU sophomore rebounding list...Led ODU in rebounding in six contests...Led the CAA in field goal percentage (.565)...Shot above .500 from the floor 25 times...Ranked 13th in the CAA in free throw percentage (.742)...Shot perfect from the free throw line 11 times...Named CAA Player of the Week twice...Earned her first CAA weekly award accolade the week ending 1/6/08, after helping the Lady Monarch improve to 17-0 all-time in CAA openers by coming off the bench to pour in 21 points and 10 rebounds...She shot 7-of-8 from the field and 7-of-7 from the free throw line in the win at George State (1-6-08)...Her second conference Player of the Week honor came the week ending 1/18/08 after averaging 23.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, and shooting 68 percent from the field in back-to-back 30 + point wins for the Lady Monarchs...Added in a career-high 28 points, including 22 first half points along with a string of 14 consecutive points, at Northeastern (2-14-08) and collected 19 points and a career-high 15 rebounds in a victory at Delaware (2-27-08)...Averaged 1.3 steals per game including a career-high four against #1 Connecticut (11-23-07) at the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas...Recorded a career-high four block at Kentucky (12-28-07)...

2006-07 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 31 contests in her first year with the Lady Monarchs...Averaged 2.9 points and 2.0 rebounds per game...Netted a career-high 12 points at Georgia State (3-1-07)...Hauled in a career-high five rebounds in back-to-back games against Chicago State (12-9-06), in head coach Wendy Larry's 500th career victory, and at Charlotte (12-17-06)...Also collected four rebounds against four teams including East Carolina (11-21-06) in head coach Wendy Larry's 450th win at Old Dominion...Went perfect from the field four times including 3-of-3 performances against Chicago State (12-9-06), ODU's largest victory of the season and at Drexel (1-21-07)...Swatted away two shots against East Carolina (11-21-06)...Also registered three steals against the Pirates (11-21-06) and at Georgia State (3-1-07)...Went perfect from the free throw line in six contests including 3-of-3 at Middle Tennessee State (12-19-06)...Played a career-high 22 minutes against #5/5 Duke (11-29-06) at famed Cameron Indoor Stadium...

Prior to Old Dominion: Honorable Mention McDonald's High School All-American Team...Jamestown High School's all-time (girls and boys) leading scorer, rebounder, and shot blocker with 2,204 points and 1,280 rebounds....Ranks eight all-time in Virginia high schools girls scoring and fourth all-time in Virginia high schools girl rebounding...Set a state tournament record by grabbing 63 rebounds in three games...Scored a career-high 50 points versus Bruton High School...Jamestown went 102-11 during her four years winning the Group AA State Championship, two Region I Championships, four Bay Rivers District regular season championships and four Bay River District Tournament Championships...High school team went 85-1 against district competition winning 82 in a row during her career...Averaged 22.4 points and 12.1 rebounds as a senior en-route to the Group AA State Title...Named the 2006 Region and Daily Press Player of the Year...A VHSCA All-Star team member...A three-time first team All-District, first team All-Daily Press, and first team All-Virginia Gazette honoree....As a junior she led Jamestown to a 24-3 overall record averaging 22.4 points and 11 rebounds, earning first team All-State from The Virginia High School Coaches Association (VHSCA), in addition to first team All-Region I and Second Team All-State from the Associated Press....Named to the Naples Daily News Holiday Shoot-Out and Greene County Ladies Classic All-Tournament Teams...

PERSONAL: Born Jessica Canady on August 8, 1988...Daughter of Gregory Ransome and Robin Canady...Has one sister, Tonya (29), and a niece, Breanna (10)...Majoring in Sports Management.

TROPHY CASE:
2009-10: Pre-season All-CAA
2009-10: Third Team All-CAA
2008-09: Second Team All-CAA
2008-09: CAA Player of the Week (3/8/09)
2007-08: Third Team All-CAA
2007-08: CAA Field Goal Percentage Leader
2007-08: Ninth on ODU all-time sophomore rebounding list
2007-08: CAA Player of the Week (1/6/08)
2007-08: CAA Player of the Week (1/28/08)

Canady's Career Stats:

Year GP/GS Min-Avg. FG-FGA/Pct. 3FG-3FGA/Pct. FT-FTA/Pct. Reb-Avg. A TO BLK ST Pts-Avg.
2006-07 32/0 237-7.4 29-66/.439 0-0/.000 34-50/.680 64-2.0 7 22 6 15 92-2.9
2007-08 36/0 855-23.8 148-262/.565 2-10/.200 98-132/.742 233-6.5 30 75 26 45 396-11.0
2008-09 24/24 679-28.3 117-249/.470 7-25/.280 62-84/.738 230-9.6 26 51 24 54 303-12.6
2009-10 28/25 733-26.2 97-200/.485 7-20/.350 64-87/.736 171-6.1 26 49 16 34 265-9.5
TOTALS: 120/49 2504-20.9 391-777/.503 16-55/.291 258-353/.731 698-5.8 89 197 72 148 1056-8.8

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