THIS SEASON Courtney Jaco enters her sophomore season as a proven sharpshooter and floor general for the Trojans.
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... Majoring in psychology and minoring in occupational therapy... Hopes to go to grad school and become a sports psychologist or start a nonprofit organization.