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    Jessica Rush
    Jessica Rush

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Dallas, Texas

    High School:
    The Hockaday School

    Height:
    5-7



    2003-04: Owned a 34-10 record in singles as NU?s No. 2 player, including 22-6 in dual matches and 11-2 in the Big Ten ? Named to 2004 ITA Collegiate All-Star Team in doubles with partner Cristelle Grier (one of three duos to earn the honor) ? Participated in the NCAA Singles Championship, going 1-1 ? Unanimous All-Big Ten selection by the conference coaches ? Won all three of her singles and doubles matches at the Big Ten Championship ? Went 1-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles at NCAA Regional Championship ? Strung together a seven-match winning streak from 9/25 to 10/7 ? Picked up 100th-career singles win by beating Michigan?s Chrissie Nolan in Round of 32 at ITA Midwest Championships ? Won consolation draw at the adidas Invitational ? Advanced to the semifinals at the ITA Midwest Championships ? Had a 41-8 record in doubles, including 24-4 in duals and 12-1 in the Big Ten ? Played all dual and Big Ten matches with Grier ? Advanced to quarterfinal round of NCAA Doubles Championship with Grier ? Duo defeated 12 ranked opponents in doubles ? Rush and Grier won titles at the ITA Midwest and National Indoor Championships.

    2002-03: Went 29-15, including 20-6 at No. 2 and 11-2 in the Big Ten ? Managed an 11-match winning streak from March 8 to April 25 ? Went 4-3 against ranked opponents ? Compiled 23-4 doubles record with Cristelle Grier at No. 1, including 10-0 in the Big Ten ? Totaled 14-match doubles winning streak from March 2 to April 27 ? Preseason ranking of No. 52 ? Finished the fall season 9-6 ? Earned an ITA Midwest Region Fall ranking of No. 4.

    2001-02: All-Big Ten honoree ? Finished season ranked 77th in the nation ? Invited to the NCAA Doubles Championships with partner Marine Piriou ? Was 19-5 at No. 3 singles, finishing the season with a 29-11 record ? 11-1 in Big Ten matches ? Academic All-Big Ten ? Ranked sixth in the Midwest Region ? Finished the fall season with a 10-6 record ? Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Omni Region IV Championships before falling to teammate Lia Jackson ? Qualified for the Omni National Indoor Championships and the ITA All-America Tournament.

    2000-01: Finished the season with a 22-4 dual match record, 33-9 overall ? 11-0 in Big Ten matches, playing at No. 6 ? One of three players on the team to go undefeated in Big Ten matches ? Saw action at No. 5 in eight matches (7-1) ? Had an 11-match win streak (4/1-5/13) ? Ranked nationally from March to May in the ITA national poll in doubles ? Was ranked as high as No. 21 with partner Colleen Cheng ? Compiled a 14-12 record and was 4-1 in Big Ten action at No. 1 doubles.

    High School: Played No. 1 singles throughout high school career ? Only lost one match in four years of competition ? Four-time All-Northzone, All-Conference honoree ? Two-time first-team Dallas Morning News ? 1998 Dallas Tennis Association Player of the Year (Girls 18) ? High School All-America nominee ? Helped lead team to conference title in 1997 ? 2000 recipient of the USTA Texas Section Mary Lowdon Award for citizenship and leadership ? 2000 recipient of the Dallas Tennis Association?s Al G. Hill Sr. Award for sportsmanship and leadership.

    Personal: Born Jessica Mackay Rush on October 30, 1981 in ? Daughter of Graham and Maureen Rush ? Majoring in economics.

    Rush's Stats

    Year Overall Dual Big Ten
    2000-01 33-9 22-4 11-0
    2001-02 29-11 19-5 11-1
    2002-03 29-15 20-7 11-2
    2003-04 34-10 22-6 11-2
    CAREER 125-45 83-22 44-5