Junior College Star Jackie Sanchez Signs with Cal

Aug. 20, 2002

Jackie Sanchez, a 5-9 shooting guard from the Sacramento area, has signed to play with the Cal women's basketball team this season, head coach Caren Horstmeyer announced Tuesday.

'Jackie is a great addition to our program,' said Horstmeyer. 'She's smart, a great passer and possesses savvy for the game. Her maturity and leadership will also be assets to the team this year. She is capable of playing multiple positions for us.'

Sanchez, who has three years of eligibility remaining, joins the Cal program after spending one season at Chattanooga (Tenn.) State Technical Community College, where she was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Eastern Division team. She helped lead the Tigers to the 2002 NJCAA Final Four by averaging approximately 12 points and nine rebounds per game.

Prior to attending Chattanooga State, Sanchez was a four-time all-league selection at Mira Loma High School in Sacramento. A product of North Highland, Calif., Sanchez posted approximately 19 points and 17 rebounds per game as a senior. She helped lead her freshman year squad to the Capital Valley Conference title.

Sanchez joins summer signee Nihan Anaz and fall of 2001 recruits Sarah Pool, Renee Wright and Timea Ivanyi as the Bears' newcomers for the 2002-03 season.

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