THIS SEASON Courtney Jaco enters her senior season as a proven sharpshooter and floor general for the Trojans. Starts out her final season as USC’s No. 5 all-time 3-point shooter with 145 threes made and ranked No. 4 with her career 3-point percentage of 37.9%.
2015-16 JUNIOR SEASON Jaco stepped up big for the Trojans in her junior season, taking over some of the point guard duties when necessary... Earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and was named the Women of Troy Classic MVP after providing the game-winning 3-pointer in the waning seconds of the game against Albany on Dec. 20... Led team in 3-pointers with 72 made in the season, shooting 387 from beyond the arc... Appeared in all 32 games, scoring in every game but one... Also started 11 games, including the final 10 of the year... Scored in double figures in 15 games... Had a career-high 24 points against Arizona on Jan. 31... Hit a career-high six 3-pointers twice in wins over West Virginia and Albany... Averaged 10.1 points, 2.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.1 rebounds per game... Tied her career high of five steals against Arizona... Made 22 of 23 free throws... Earned Pac-12 All-Academic HonorableMention.
2014-15 SOPHOMORE SEASON Jaco appeared in all 30 games and started 24 as a sophomore... Was the team’s top 3-point shooter with 48 threes made while going 37.5 percent from beyond the arc... Her 48 threes was the 15th most made by a Trojan in a single season... Averaged 7.0 points per game... Scored a career-high 15 points at Davidson, hitting five 3-pointers in that game... Scored in double digits in 10 games... Averaged 1.5 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.9 rebounds per game... Earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
2013-14 FRESHMAN SEASON Jaco appeared in all 35 games as a true freshman... Was third on the team in 3-pointers made with 25... Averaged 3.7 points and 0.8 assists per game... Set career high scoring with 14 points at Arizona State and vs. Oregon... Her first career points came on a 3-pointer hit in the season opener at UC Davis... Earned Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention.
HIGH SCHOOL Jaco played basketball and softball and ran track and cross country at Windward School in Mar Vista, Calif.... A four-time CIF Southern Section 4AA first team pick and four-time all-league first team honoree... Named to 2012 ESPN all-state juniors second team... As a senior, named to ESPN all-state seniors first team and to LA Times first team... Team won 2012 state championship and was CIF SS runner-up in 2013, going 32-1 that year... Scored 33 points in the championship game of the Canyon Palisades Tournament in 2012... Played club for Cal Sparks.
PERSONAL Courtney Nicole Jaco was born Sept. 28, 1995, in Harbor City, Calif... Daughter of Alex and Janine... Enjoys hanging out with friends in her free time... Lists Kobe Bryant as her biggest sports hero... Has always wanted to go skydiving... Hopes to travel to Fiji, Japan, Italy and Australia... Finished her bachelors degree in psychology with a minor in occupational therapy... Is now working on a master’s degree in communication management... Hopes to become a sports psychologist or start a nonprofit organization.