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#4 Jess Knapp
Position: Forward
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
City/State: Carlstadt, N.J.
High School: Henry P. Becton Regional
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Knapp Videos

Career Honors: Two-time team captain (2010-11, 2011-12) ... 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy ... 2011-12 Academic All-Big 5 ... 2011-12 Big 5 Sportsmanship Award ... 2011 Surf 'N Slam All-Tournament Team ... 2011-12 Epton-Tarr team award ... 2011-12 Philly College Sports Most Courageous award ... Penn's 2011-12 and 2010-11 Team Leader award winner ... 2009-10 Heart and Hustle team award ... Finished fourth all-time at Penn with 96 career blocks.

2011-12: Academic All-Ivy ... Academic All-Big 5 ... Big 5 Sportsmanship Award ... Team captain for second straight year ... Played in 23 games and started 19 ... Tore ACL and MCL in Surf ‘N Slam title game at San Diego State (Dec. 30) and missed five games ... Played final 13 games with two torn ligaments in her left knee ... Started the last nine games with the injury and led the team in rebounding six of those games  ... Named to Surf ‘N Slam All-Tournament team ... Started the first 10 games and had a steal in every game ... Was second in Ivy League in defensive rebounding and third in blocks prior to injury .... Finished in the top 10 in the league in rebounding (8th) and blocks (7th) ... Scored in double figures six times and had two double-doubles ... Led team in blocked shots for the third straight year and finished fourth all-time at Penn with 96 career blocks ... Also led team in rebounding average (6.1) ... Finished second on the team with 23 steals ... Third on team in scoring and assists .... Recorded first double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and tied a career high with three steals in win over Rider (Nov. 19) ... Her four assists in the win over Lafayette (Nov. 30) and the overtime victory over Drexel (Dec. 22) each matched a career best ... Returned with injury against Columbia (Jan. 27) and had two rebounds in 11 minutes in the win ... Added seven points, six rebounds and a block in 14 minutes against Brown (Feb. 4) ... Season-high 11 rebounds in overtime win at Dartmouth (Feb. 11) ... Led team with nine rebounds in win at Columbia (Feb. 18) ... Fifth career double-double with 10 rebounds and 12 points in win over Dartmouth (Feb. 24) ... In final game at The Palestra, she led team with eight rebounds, career-high four assists and career-high three steals, and added 10 points against Harvard (Feb. 25).

2010-11: Team captain ... Sixth-most blocks in single-season school history (38) ... Finished fourth in Ivy League in blocks and sixth in rebounding  ... Second on the team in points, made field goals, made free throws and rebounds ... Scored in every game and started in all but one ... Collected 10 or more rebounds four times ... Led team in rebounding 13 times ... Recorded her second career double-double in season-opening win over Bryant (Nov. 12) with 14 points and 11 rebounds ... Scored a team-high 14 points against Niagara (Nov. 30) ... Notched a double-double against Saint Joseph’s (Dec. 7) with 13 points and 12 rebounds ... Tallied 13 points in Big 5 win over La Salle ... Tied a career high with three steals and added three assists at Virginia (Jan. 16) ... Played a career-high 42 minutes with seven points, eight rebounds and a collegiate-best three steals at Harvard (Feb. 5) ... Led team in scoring in back-to-back wins over Cornell (Feb. 11)­­—10 points­—and Columbia (Feb. 12)—13 points, three assists and a career-high two threes and three steals ... Tied a collegiate-best with seven made field goals for a season-best 15 points at Cornell (Feb. 26) ... Tied a career high with four assists and matched a season best with four blocks in win over Dartmouth (March 5).

2009-10: Started 25 of 28 games in her first year of action ...  Fifth-most blocks in single-season school history (40) ... Led team in rebounding, made field goals and blocked shots ... Second on the team in scoring ... Seventh in the Ivy League in rebounding, fourth in blocks ... Led team in rebounding in 12 games and was the team’s top scorer four times ... Team Heart and Hustle Award winner ... Had a career day at Navy (Dec. 6) with a collegiate-best 16 points, seven made field goals and three steals in a career-high 36 minutes ... Had a season-high four assists against Duquesne (Nov. 21) where she scored in double digits for the first time in her career ... Made first collegiate three-pointer with a near double-double at La Salle (Jan. 2) ... Had 14 rebounds vs. Lehigh (Jan. 5) ... Her five blocks at Cornell (Feb. 12) set a career high ... Recorded her first career double-double in season finale at Princeton (March 9).

2008-09:
Missed the entire season due to injury.


High School: Four-time first-team all-league ... Two-time first-team all-county and all-Herald coverage area ... First-team all-state as a junior ... Second-team all-state as a senior ... Scored 1,000 points after just three seasons, graduated as the school’s all-time leading scorer ... Helped her team become division champion as a freshman ... Also lettered four years in softball and two years in volleyball ... Earned numerous all-league and all-county honors in both sports ... President of school’s chapter of National Honor Society ... Editor-in-chief of school newspaper.

Personal:
Daughter of Marcy Dowhen and Joseph Knapp ... Has one sister, Christina ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Career Stats:

 

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2008-09  
2009-10   28-25  720  25.7  76  227  .335  48  .104  31  68  .456  71  119  190  6.8  86  33  62  40  32  188  6.7 
2010-11   28-27  810  28.9  84  239  .351  10  56  .179  48  76  .632  49  135  184  6.6  71  41  69  38  31  226  8.1 
2011-12   23-19  582  25.3  53  147  .361  39  .179  21  37  .568  33  107  140  6.1  60  36  29  18  23  134  5.8 
TOTAL  79-71  2112  26.7  213  613  .347  22  143  .154  100  181  .552  153  361  514  6.5  217  110  160  96  86  548  6.9 

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