Jackie Stiles, Owner/Operator, NexGen Fitness Springfield
Jackie’s athletic accomplishments are numerous and diverse but she is known best for her endeavors on the basketball court. She is the all time leading scorer in NCAA division one basketball history with 3,393 points. She had a compelling competitive spirit and stop-on-a-dime quickness. Her career at MSU culminated in the 2001 NCAA Tournament where she led the Lady Bears to a final four appearance. In the sweet-sixteen game she scored 41 points in an 81 – 71 shocker against top-ranked Duke. Jackie remains the only woman to score more than 1,000 points in a single season. In her college career she procured a number of outstanding awards including: Three time Missouri Valley Player of the year, won the Wade Trophy for best female basketball player in the nation, and the Broderick cup for college women athlete of the year in 2001.Verizon Academic All American 1st team and the Kodak 1st team All American.
In the 2001 WNBA draft she was picked fourth by the Portland Fire. She captured the rookie of the year title that summer with a scoring average of 14.9 points. She was named to the 2001 WNBA All-Star team and was picked WNBA Player of the week averaging 22 points on 54% shooting. In 2002 she scored a season high 18 points for the Los Angeles Sparks.
Jackie played briefly in the Australian league before retiring in 2006 due to injuries incurred from her legendary training regimen. Jackie’s career was one that every player dreams of and she has dedicated herself to helping young athletes around the country achieve their dreams. After her playing career, Jackie started “J.Stiles Total Training,” which provides personal training, private basketball instruction, motivational speaking, and sports broadcasting.
In the summer of 2012, Jackie accepted an Assistant Coaching position with Division I, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She is currently wrapping up her first year there, and is looking forward to a bright future in college coaching.
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