May 25, 2006
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern women's basketball head coach Beth Combs announced today that Ellen Jaeschke (Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove) signed an athletic financial aid offer from Northwestern. Jaeschke, a transfer from the Air Force Academy, will begin classes at Northwestern this fall; she will sit out the 2006-07 season due to NCAA transfer rules and be eligible to play in 2007-08.
"We are so glad to make Ellen a member of our Wildcat family," Combs said. "She brings two years of court experience as well as a presence on the blocks that we need. We look forward to seeing her make a difference for our program."
Jaeschke, a 6-2 center from Cary, Ill., saw action in 50 games during her two seasons for the Falcons, averaging 6.0 ppg over her career. She led the team both years, collecting 56 stuffs in 806 minutes played.
Her full biography appears below:
2005-06: Played in 28 games, starting in 21 ... Fifth on the team in scoring, averaging 6.6 ppg and tied for second on the Falcons' squad in rebounding, tallying 4.5 rpg ... Led the team in blocks (30) and was fifth in the Mountain West Conference averaging 1.07 blocks per outing ... Scored a team-high 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting and a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line in MWC Tournament game against Utah ... Tallied 10 points and team-high six rebounds against TCU on 2/15/05 ... Scored nine points and two blocks against BYU on 1/5/06 ... Scored 12 points on 5-of-6 from the field, pulled down seven rebounds and posted three blocks against Montana State on 12/10/05 ... Recorded double-double with a game-high 12 rebounds, 10 points and two blocks against Bucknell on 12/2/05 ... Against Weber State on 11/25/05, notched double-figure performance with 10 points and four rebounds ... Tallied the team's season-high rebound (12) and blocked shot (5) performances.
2004-05: Played in 27 games ... Ended the year with 130 points (4.8 ppg) and 74 rebounds (2.7 rpg) ... Recorded a team-leading 26 blocked shots, which ranks eighth on the Falcons' individual single-season list ... Impressive in her collegiate debut, finishing with nine points, six rebounds and three blocks ... Had a breakout performance against Portland, helping the Falcons to victory with a career-high 14 points and eight rebounds, while adding a pair of blocks ... Recorded 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocks against Utah State ... Tallied a career-high four blocks in the win over Navy ... Came off the bench to score eight points in just 10 minutes in the home contest versus Utah ... Provided a crucial second-half spark for Air Force in the win over Wyoming, notching 10 points, two rebounds, two blocks and a steal ... Followed with an 11-point performance against New Mexico ... Recorded nine points, three rebounds and a personal-best three steals on the road versus BYU ... Scored eight points in just 13 minutes of action versus Utah in the MWC tournament.
High School: A three-year letterwinner in basketball for coach Jim Altendorf ... Earned all-area and all-conference honors ... Accumulated 1,000 points during her career ... Greatest moment was hitting a three-point shot at the half-time buzzer ... Named to the honor roll ... A DAR Award recipient.
Personal: Born Ellen Jaeschke on 4/10/86 ... Daughter of Frank and Sandra Jaeschke.