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Jaci Bigham
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Jaci Bigham 678930
Position: Guard
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: McAlester, Okla.
High School: McAlester HS

SENIOR (2012-13)
- All-Southland Conference Tournament Team selection
- 2nd Team All-Southland Conference selection
- College Sports Madness 2nd Team All-Southland Conference selection
- Southland Conference Player of the Week (Dec. 10)

Started all 31 games in her final season despite battling through several nagging injuries... Quickly established herself as the finest point guard in the Southland Conference, leading the league with 6.7 assists per game... Also tallied 12.4 points and 4.2 rebounds per game as a senior... Ranked 2nd in the SLC, behind Kevi Luper, with 2.6 steals per game... Had 209 assists on the season, a personal single-season watermark and only the second 200-assist season in ORU history... Became ORU's career assist leader in the team's victory over Stephen F. Austin (2/9)... Ended her career ranked eighth in school history in scoring, with 1,505 points... Also ended her career in the school’s top-10 in three-point field goals, free throws, free throw percentage and steals... Led ORU to a victory over Tulsa (11/9) in her final Mayor's Cup game, with six points and six assists... Dished nine assists in only 29 minutes of court time against UT-Arlington (11/16)... Scored 10 points in back-to-back games, against Arkansas (11/19) and UALR (11/21)... Played all 45 minutes and finished with 15 points and nine assists at Missouri State (11/29)... Tallied a double-double with 17 points and 11 assists, along with seven steals, in a victory over Evangel (12/5)... Earned her first ever Southland Conference Player of the Week honor for her Evangel performance... Scored 14 points and dished 11 assists in ORU's Southland Conference debut, at Southeastern Louisiana (1/3)... Followed her 11-assist night at SLU with three straight games of 10 assists, against Nicholls State (1/5), Northwestern State (1/10) and Stephen F. Austin (1/12)... Added 17 points in the SFA win, her third double-double of the season and the 7th of her career... Tallied 25 points at Sam Houston State (1/19), her highest scoring output since scoring 33 points against IPFW on 12/29/10... Went 3-for-3 from three-point range and scored 13 points in a win over SLC leader Lamar (1/24)... Hit four three-pointers and scored 20 points against McNeese State (1/26)... Tallied 13 points and nine assists in a win over Southeastern Louisiana (2/2)... Scored 26 points and dished eight assists in the road win over Stephen F. Austin, with her first assist breaking the ORU career assist record... Hit her first six three-point field goals in the win over SFA... Broke into ORU's top-10 in career scoring with a 17-point effort in a win over Sam Houston State (2/14)... Scored 12 points and dished nine assists as ORU moved into the SLC lead with a win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Scored 12 points and dished eight assists in her final Mabee Center appearance, a victory over Central Arkansas (2/19)... Matched a season-high with 11 assists at McNeese State (3/2)... Tallied 15 points, six assists and seven steals in her final regular season game, a win over Central Arkansas (3/9) that clinched the SLC regular season title for the Golden Eagles... Had 17 points and eight assists in the SLC Tournament semifinal victory over McNeese State (3/15)... Added 17 more points to lead ORU to victory over Sam Houston State (3/16) in the SLC Championship Game... Scored three points in her final game, against No. 10/9 Tennessee (3/23) in the NCAA Tournament First Round... Part of a senior class that won 84 games during their time at ORU, the school’s best four-year stretch since the late ‘70s.

JUNIOR (2011-12)
- Preseason 1st Team All-Summit League selection
- Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence honoree
- Summit League All-Academic Team selection

Played in 30 games as a junior, with 27 starting assignments... Averaged 6.8 points, 4.3 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game... Finished 4th in the Summit League in assists, and 7th in the League with 2.0 steals per game... Shot 33.7% from the field and 86.5% from the free throw line... Scored her 1,000th career point on New Year's Eve against UMKC... Scored in double figures eight times... Scored 12 points, collected a season-high eight rebounds, and dished six assists against North Texas (11/16)... Added 11 points and four assists against Louisiana Tech (11/19)... Had 13 points and eight assists against Southern Utah (12/3)... Was 8-for-8 from the free throw line and scored 15 points against Grambling (12/15)... Notched 10 assists in a win over IPFW (1/23)... Scored 11 points and collected six rebounds against UMKC (1/28)... Scored 12 points in a win over North Dakota State (2/4)... Reached a season high with 23 points against South Dakota State (2/6)... Dished 10 assists against Western Illinois (2/11)... Scored 11 points and pilfered six steals against Southern Utah (2/28)... Scored seven points in the 1st round of the WNIT against Wichita State (3/16).

SOPHOMORE (2010-11)
- 1st Team All-Summit League selection
- Navy Classic All-Tournament Team
- Summit League Co-Player of the Week (Nov. 30)

Played in 30 games for ORU and started the first 25 before suffering a torn ACL at Southern Utah (2/12)... Delayed knee surgery and resumed play for ORU’s five postseason games... Averaged 11.7 points and 5.2 assists per game for the season... Dished out a career-best 13 assists at IUPUI (12/4)... Posted double-digit assists on four occasions... Led the Summit League in assists... Finished seventh in the ORU single-season record books with 157 assists... Scored a season-best 33 points against IPFW (12/29)... Also sank a season-high 10 free throws (10-for-12) against IPFW... Team leader and ORU single-season leader with an .867 free throw percentage... Logged a career-best 11 rebounds at Arkansas (12/16)... Played 27.0 minutes per game... Snagged 69 steals, third-best on the team... Drained 45 three-point field goals, third on the team... Placed second on the team with four double-doubles... Fell one rebound shy of a triple-double with 22 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds against Houston (11/27).

FRESHMAN (2009-10)
- 1st Team All-Summit League selection
- Summit League All-Newcomer Team selection
- Summit League All-Tournament Team selection
- Three-time Summit League Player of the Week
- Two-time Summit League Female Athlete of the Month

Earned First-Team All-Summit League honors... Also named to the Summit League All-Newcomer Team... Started all 33 games for the Golden Eagles, averaging 32.1 minutes per contest... Ranked second in the conference with 17.1 points per game and first with 5.3 assists per contest... Set the Summit League single-season record with 99 3-pointers... Ranked third at ORU for a single season with 174 total assists... Led the team and placed second in the league by shooting 43 percent (99-of-233) from beyond the arc... Also led ORU at the free-throw line with an 87-percent clip (116-of-134)... Shot 43 percent (175-of-412) from the field... Posted 27 double-figure scoring performances, including 11 games of 20 or more points and two games of over 30 points... Scored a career-high 34 points against Evangel (12/28), highlighted by a 15-of-18 performance from the charity stripe... Matched the 34-point effort two games later at South Dakota State (1/4) with eight assists and eight rebounds... Went 13-of-17 from the field and 6-of-7 from 3-point range to hand the Jacks their first ever Summit League loss at home... Dropped 28 points at Oklahoma State (12/22), knocking down a season-high eight three-pointers on 16 attempts... Drained five or more 3-pointers in nine games... Dished out career-high 12 assists at Sam Houston State (11/30)... Scored 28 points to lead the Golden Eagles to a come-from-behind win over North Dakota State (2/1)... Knocked down five long-range buckets and went 9-of-9 from the free-throw line against the Bison... Named to the Summit League All-Tournament Team after averaging 18.3 points over the three contests... Scored 28 points in 42 minutes of play in the overtime loss to South Dakota State (3/9) in the title game... Went 5-of-9 from 3-point range and 7-of-7 from the charity stripe against the Jacks... Scored 18 points and dished out seven assists in the overtime win over Tulsa (12/12)... Drained two 3-pointers in 25 seconds to tie the contest and force the extra period... Scored 13 of the 18 points against the Golden Hurricane in the final minute of regulation and the overtime period... Teamed up with fellow freshman Kevi Luper to form the highest scoring duo in the nation with 41.5 points per game... Named the Summit League Female Athlete of the Month twice and the League Player of the Week three times.

Helped lead McAlester High to the conference and regional titles in 2008 and 2009... Four-time S.E. Conference MVP... Named All-State and Region 6 Player of the Year... McDonalds All-American nominee... Earned MVP honors in every tournament played in high school... Two-time 5A leading scorer... Averaged 22.3 points, 4.6 assists and 3.2 steals per game... Shot 82% from the free-throw line and 44% from three-point range... Holds the MHS record with 42 points in a single game... Graduated in the top 10% of her class... Named to the National Honor Society and the Oklahoma Scholars.

Full name is Jacilyn Beth Bigham... Daughter of Jimmy and Tina Bigham.. Majoring in Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations... Interned with ORU's Media Relations Department, hosting a weekly interview show, "Golden Eagle Update", on the school's athletic website... Chose ORU over Oklahoma State, UMKC, Texas Tech and Cal Poly.

Points: 34 (twice), last vs. South Dakota State - Jan. 4, 2010
Field Goals Made: 13 vs. South Dakota State - Jan. 4, 2010
3-Pointers Made: 8 vs. Oklahoma State - Dec. 22, 2009
Free Throws Made: 15 vs. Evangel - Dec. 28, 2009
Rebounds: 11 vs. Arkansas - Dec. 16, 2010
Assists: 13 vs. IUPUI - Dec. 4, 2010
Blocked Shots: 2 vs. Southern Utah - March 6, 2010
Steals: 7 (three times), last vs. Central Arkansas - March 9, 2013
Minutes: 45 (twice), last vs. Missouri State - Nov. 29, 2012

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