Skyhawk Women's Basketball | Jasmine Newsome - 12

MajorHealth and Human Performance
HometownMillington, Tenn.

2013-14: Led the Skyhawks to their fourth consecutive Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship and NCAA Tournament berth along with second OVC regular season title...Selected as Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Female Amateur Athlete of the Year...Tabbed UT Martin Bettye Giles Female Athlete of the Year...Named OVC Defensive Player of the Year along with All-OVC first team and OVC All-Tournament most valuable player and team selections...Tabbed College Sports Madness All Mid-Major Player of the Year and All-American first team selection...Finalist for Nancy Lieberman Award...Named to Naismith Trophy Watch List...Ranks second in OVC history with 2,566 career points...Ranked fourth in the league with 19.0 points per game while ranking first in assists (6.0 apg), steals (2.8 spg) and assist/turnover ratio (2.1)...She poured in double figures scoring outputs in 26 of 32 games, including 20 or more points in 12 games...She hit the 30-point plateau three times...Broke UT Martin single-game scoring record with 44 points against Quinnipiac...She swiped multiple steals in an astonishing 21 games, including a career-best seven steals on back-to-back occasions against Tennessee State and Murray State...Tallied five games with double figures assists, including a UT Martin single-game record 14 against Austin Peay...Recorded five double-doubles on the year...Named Preseason OVC Player of the Year...Tabbed College Sports Madness Mid-Major Preseason Player of the Year...Named preseason College Sports Madness All Mid-Major All-American first team selection. 

2012-13: Named to Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention ... Tabbed to Mid-Major All-American second team ... Was named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year on her way to all-league first team honors for the second consecutive season … Tabbed OVC Tournament Most Valuable Player and All-Tournament Team … Named OVC Defensive Player of the Year for the second time in three years ... Preseason All-OVC selection … College Sports Madness National Mid-Major Player of the Week selection … Featured in SLAM magazine as “Picture Me Ballin’: Under-the-Radar Players Who Demand Your Attention” section ... Became the first player in UT Martin history to earn the OVC Player of the Year on two different occasions … Started in all 34 games, scoring double-figures in 33 out of 34 games … Tallied 20 points or more in 22 games … Hit the 30-point plateau five times, including a career-high and OVC Tournament record 41 points vs. Eastern Kentucky in the tournament quarterfinals … Broke the OVC tournament scoring record for three games played, finishing with 98 points … Set tournament scoring marks for field goals made (35) and field goals attempted (77), hitting 35-of-77 in the three contests … Led the OVC in scoring at 22.6 points per game and ranked fifth in the nation in scoring … Led the league in assists (5.5 per game) and steals (3.0 per game) in the regular season … She swiped three or more steals in 19 games, including a career-best seven steals at SIU Edwardsville … Won the league’s Player of the Week award seven times, including three straight to close out the regular season … Became the program’s all-time assists leader (503) and ranks second in UTM history in scoring (1,958) – trailing only teammate Heather Butler … Ranked second on the team with 176 rebounds … Tallied five or more rebounds in 17 games this season … Dished out five or more assists in 24 games this season … Shot 164-of-193 (.850) from the free throw line, including a stretch of 10 games making 74-of-80 opportunities … Ranked in the OVC’s top-10 in nine different statistical categories: scoring (22.6 ppg, first), steals (3.0 per game, first), assists (5.5 per game, second), minutes played (38.5 mpg, second), free throw percentage (.852, third), three-point field goals made (2.3 per game, fourth), field goal percentage (.449, fifth), assist/turnover ratio (1.4, sixth) and three-point field goal percentage (.368, seventh).

2011-12: Was named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year on her way to all-league first team honors…Became just the second player in program history to earn the OVC Player of the Year award (Zabrina Harris also won in 1998-99)…Started in all 32 games, scoring double-figures in all but two outings…Became the second-fastest player in program history (behind teammate Heather Butler and ahead of Pat Head Summitt) to reach the 1,000 point plateau when she accomplished the feat in her 55th career game against Murray State on Feb. 4…Tallied 20 or more points in 16 different games, including a pair of 30-point games (career-high 39 points at Southern Miss on Nov. 16, 37 points at Tennessee State on Jan. 2)…Drained a UT Martin single-game record nine 3-pointers in the win at Southern Miss, the fourth-best single-game total in the NCAA this season…Ranks in the top-30 nationally in scoring (19.6 points per game, 18th), assists (6.0 per game, 13th) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.86, 29th)…Was named to the OVC’s all-tournament team after 20 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in the semifinals against Murray State and 26 points on 10-for-14 shooting, 11 rebounds and five assists over Tennessee Tech in the championship game…Registered five double-doubles, twice hitting a career-high 11 assists while pulling down a career-best 11 rebounds on three different occasions…Flirted with a triple-double in back-to-back games at Murray State (24 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists) on Feb. 16 and at Southeast Missouri (21 points, nine rebounds, nine assists) on Feb. 18…Handed out seven or more assists in 14 games…Ranked in the OVC’s top-10 in nine different statistical categories: assists (6.0 apg, first); scoring (19.6 ppg, second); assist-to-turnover ratio (1.9, first); minutes played (36.5 per game, second); steals (2.1 spg, second); field goal percentage (.439, fifth); free throw percentage (.831, fourth); three-point field goal percentage (.349, eighth) and three-point field goals made (1.9 per game, ninth)…Made 34 straight free throws over a span of five games in December…Swiped four or more steals in eight different contests…Was a four-time OVC Player of the Week (Nov. 22, Nov. 29, Jan. 3, Feb. 21).

2010-11: Earned All-Ohio Valley Conference first team, Newcomer and Co-Defensive Player of the Year accolades, while also landing a spot on the All-OVC Tournament team … Also was named the Most Valuable Player of the OVC Tournament after scoring 44 points in two games, becoming the first freshman to ever win the award … Was one of only two players to start all 31 games (the other being Jaclissa Haislip)… Is the nation’s third-leading freshman scorer, pouring in 17.8 points per outing … Tallied 20 or more points in 11 games, including a career-best 35 points against Eastern Illinois on Jan. 22 … Handed out four or more assists on 17 different occasions, including a career-high nine at Southeast Missouri on Feb. 19 … Pulled down four or more rebounds in 19 games … Swiped multiple steals in 20 games, including three games of five steals each … Best all-around game came against Austin Peay on Jan. 6 when she produced a line of 19 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals … Led the team in assists with three in 38 minutes of play against Duke on March 19, 2011 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, tallying nine points, two rebounds and one steal while shooting 5-7 from the free throw line … Led the Skyhawks in free throws made (132), free throws attempted (175), assists (126) and steals (69) … Ranks in the top-10 in the OVC in seven statistical categories: steals (second); scoring (third); assists (fifth); assist-to-turnover ratio (sixth); three-point field goal percentage (sixth); minutes (ninth); and three-point field goals made (10th) … Was named OVC Freshman of the Week five times and Player of the Week once, including winning both awards on Feb. 28 (the second time that had happened in program history – Heather Butler also accomplished the feat on Dec. 27).

High School: Prepped at Millington Central High School where she helped lead her team to back-to-back district and region championships the last two seasons, along with a Class AAA state tournament appearance in 2007-08 where the Tigers finished runner-up ... Helped Millington Central finish as the runner-up in the substate in 2009-10 and as a freshman in 2006-07, along with picking up three consecutive crowns at the Dragon Fire Tournament ... Named to the Memphis Commercial Appeal's Best of the Preps all four years of her high school career ... As a sophomore she played her way onto the all-district and all-region teams, along with being named the district tournament MVP and collecting all-state accolades. Poured in 18.6 points a night as a guard her junior season while also dishing out 172 assists and taking away 133 steals on defense ... Pulled down 79 rebounds on the year while blocking 20 shots ... Earned co-district MVP honors, while also earning her a spot on the all-district and all-region teams ... Played in the East-West All-Star game her senior year, where she recorded a double-double for the West Team with 12 points and 10 rebounds ... Scored more than 40 points in a game twice her senior season ... Netted 30 or more points in each of five home games.

Personal: Is the daughter of Vincent and Trina Newsome ... Has an older brother, Vincent, and a younger brother Jerick ... Born Dec. 4, 1991 ... majoring in health and human performance.

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