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  Jackie Closser

Jackie Closser

Player Profile


Alexandria, Ind.

High School:



Elementary Education

Team co-captain...stands just 110 points shy of becoming the 17th player in Butler history with 1,000 holder with 186 three pointers.

AS A JUNIOR (2005-06): All-Horizon League First Team member...named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team and to the Academic All-Horizon League team...led the league and finished sixth in the nation with 3.0 three-pointers per game...also paced the conference with 5.21 assists per game, a .867 free throw percentage and a 1.85 assist-to-turnover ratio...shattered her own school record with 84 three-pointers while setting the career record for treys (186) in just her third season...hit at least one three-pointer in every game (28-straight)...paced the squad and the league with 146 assists...second on the team and fifth in the league with 15.1 points per game...averaged 15.3 ppg against conference foes...led the Bulldogs in points in nine games and assists in leader with 1,072 minutes played, the third-highest total in school history...tabbed as Horizon League Player of the Week for Nov. 29-Dec. 4 after averaging 18.0 points and 7.0 assists in two MVP.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Hit a then-school record 67 three-pointers, making 41 percent...ranked in the top 50 nationally in three-point percentage (26th), three-pointers made (34th) and assists (49th)...tied for second in the league in three-pointers and finished fourth in three-point percentage...led the team and finished fourth in the league with 4.9 apg...her 1,057 minutes played led the team and is the fourth-highest mark in Butler history...finished third on the team in scoring (10.8 ppg), rebounding (4.1 rpg) and free throw percentage (.800)...second on the team with 45 steals...only Bulldog to start all 28 games...scored double figures 18 times...hit a career-high six treys Feb. 3 at Detroit...tied her career-high with eight boards four times...hit treys in 26 of the team's 28 games, including multiple three-pointers 18 times...led team in scoring five times...led team in rebounding six times and posted team-highs in assists on 20 occasions...played a full 40 minutes 12 times, including all 45 minutes of both overtime contests...named to the all-tournament team at the Billiken Classic in St. Louis, helping the team to the title...voted the team's top offensive player by her teammates.

AS A FRESHMAN (2003-04): Appeared in 28 of the team's 29 games, seeing action at both guard positions...finished the season averaging 5.9 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game...her 35 treys were second on the team....hit 36 percent of her three-point attempts, good for sixth in the Horizon League...her 1.25 three-pointers per game were 11th in the league and second on the team...was perfect from the field (6-6, including 4-4 from three-point range) against UIC Feb. 21, scoring 19 points in the Bulldogs' win...led the Bulldogs in scoring on four occasions, while registering double figures eight times...led the Bulldogs with 17 points on 5-of-5 shooting in the Horizon League Championship on Mar. 4...had season-high six assists Dec. 21 against Illinois State...pulled down a career-high eight rebounds in the Bulldogs' win over Youngstown State Feb. 14...finished third on the team in assists.

AT ALEXANDRIA-MONROE HIGH: 2003 Indiana All-Star...scored 1,590 points in four years and ended her career as the school's scoring posted 88-9 record in her four years, winning 62 consecutive regular season games...averaged 22.3 points as a senior and 17.6 points as a junior en route to career scoring average of 16.3 ppg...averaged 5.8 assists per game...was a two-time all-conference and all-area selection...cited to the Madison County Coaches All-County Team all four seasons...named to the Indianapolis Star All-Metro North Team during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons...was a Hoosier Basketball Magazine First Team All-State selection in 2002...holds school records for three-point field goals made in a season (65), single-season assists (151) and career steals (213) and three-point field goals (171)...held a perfect 4.0 grade point average while ranking first out of her class of 135...captained the track team, as part of school record-holding 4x800 relay team...high school coach: Jon Howell.

PERSONAL: Born April 20, 1985...daughter of Jeff and Emily Closser...her brother J.D., the 1998 Indiana Mr. Baseball, is a catcher with the Colorado Rockies...elementary education major.