Jackie Stiles

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Jackie Stiles
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
U18 and U19
Silver 1996 U18 Chetumal, Mexico Team Competition
Gold 1997 U19 Natal, Brazil Team Competition
Jones Cup
Gold 2000 Jones Cup Taipei, Taiwan Team Competition

Jackie Marie Stiles (born December 21, 1978 in Kansas City, Kansas) is a retired basketball shooting guard who set scoring records in college, and then played briefly in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

High school[edit]

Stiles played for Claflin High School in Claflin, Kansas, where she was named a WBCA All-American.[1] She participated in the WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored eighteen points, and earned MVP honors.[1][2]


She attended Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University) in 1998-2001. While there, Stiles became the first NCAA Division I women’s player to score more than 1,000 points in a season, scoring 1,062 in her senior year.[3] That year, she won the Wade Trophy,[4] which honors the best women's basketball player in the college ranks, as well as the Broderick Cup, which honors the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. She competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 2000 Jones Cup Team that won the Gold in Taipei.[5]

During her four collegiate years, Stiles scored 3, 393 points, second highest for Division 1 women's basketball, only behind another Kansan, Wichitan Lynette Woodard, who scored 3,649 points at the University of Kansas. On March 10, 2000, she scored 56 points against Evansville, which stands as the fourth highest number of points in a single Division 1 game.[3]

USA Basketball[edit]

Stiles was named to the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team (now called the U18 team). The team participated in the third Junior World Championship, held in Chetumal, Mexico in late August and early September of 1996. The USA team won their early games easily, but lost by four points to the team from Brazil, ending up with the silver medal for the event.[6]

Stiles was named to the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team when it was invited to the 1997 FIBA Junior World Championship (now called U19) held in Natal, Brazil. After beating Japan, the next game was against Australia, the defending champion. The USA team pulled out to a 13 point lead in the second half, but gave up the lead and lost the game 80–74. The USA rebounded with a close 92–88 victory over Cuba, helped by 23 points each from Maylana Martin and Lynn Pride. The USA then went on to beat previously unbeaten Russia. After winning the next two games, the USA faced Australia in the gold medal game. The USA team has a three point lead late, but the Aussies hit a three-pointer with three seconds left in regulation to force overtime. Although the Aussies scored first, the USA team came back, then pulled into the lead and held on to win 78–74 to earn the gold, and the first medal for a USA team at a Junior World Championship. Stiles averaged 1.0 point per game.[7]

Stiles was named to the team representing the USA in 2000 at the William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan. The USA team started strong with a 32 point win over the host team, the Republic of China National Team. They then beat South Korea easily and faced Japan in the third game. Japan started out strongly, and had an 18 point lead in the first half. The USA then out scored Japan 23–3 to take a small lead at the half. The USA built a ten point lead, but Japan cut it back to three with under a minute to go. Kelly Schumacher grabbed an offensive rebound and scored to bring the lead back to five points and the team held on for the win. The USA team beat Japan 83–80. The final game was against Malaysia, but it wasn't close, with the USA winning 79–24, to secure a 4–0 record for the competition and the gold medal. Stiles averaged 6.8 points per game.[8]

Awards and honors[edit]

Stiles was the 2001 winner of the Honda award for basketball[9] and the overall Honda-Broderick Cup winner for all sports.[10]


Her pro career started promisingly. In the 2001 WNBA Draft, she was selected fourth overall by the Portland Fire, and was later voted the Rookie of the Year on August 16, 2001. But since that high point, Stiles has suffered numerous injuries, including 13 surgeries, which greatly hampered her WNBA career.

After the Fire folded in 2002, Stiles was selected 14th by the Los Angeles Sparks, but did not play that season, due to spending rehabilitation time for her injuries. She left the WNBA after that season.

In 2004, Stiles signed with the Lubbock Hawks (in Lubbock, Texas) of the National Women's Basketball League (NWBL). This also proved unsuccessful, but Stiles has embraced a new sport in which she is apparently having more success: competitive cycling.[11]

In 2006, Stiles played briefly for the Canberra Capitals in the Women's National Basketball League in Australia before retiring due to injury.[12]

Stiles' younger sister, Roxanne, led Claflin High School to back-to-back Class 1A state championships in Kansas in 2005 and 2006, has followed in her sister's footsteps by playing basketball at Missouri State.

Jackie was one of 11 honorees inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in the Class of 2007.


In August, 2012, she accepted a Women's Basketball Assistant Coach position with Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. On April 18, 2013, it was announced that Ms. Stiles would be returning to her alma mater as Assistant Coach for the Lady Bears women's basketball team.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014. 
  2. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Team MVP's". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "WBB Division 1 Records". NCAA. pp. 2–3. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Wade Trophy". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 30 Jun 2014. 
  5. ^ "2000 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  6. ^ "THIRD WOMEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING TEAM --1996". USA Basketball. Retrieved 27 Dec 2013. 
  7. ^ "FOURTH FIBA WOMEN'S U19/JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 1997". USA Basketball. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "2000 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". USA Basketball. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "PAST HONDA SPORTS AWARD WINNERS FOR BASKETBALL". THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards Program. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Past Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year Winners (Honda Cup)". THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards Program. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  11. ^ Meehan, Brian (July 21, 2005). "Pedaling to her mettle". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2 Jun 2013. 
  12. ^ "Biography – Jackie Stiles". Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  13. ^ http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=795062

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