25 Jina Lewis
Birth Date: 06/14/1979
Height: 6-1
Year: Senior
Hometown: New Castle, DE
High School: William Penn
Position: Forward
GENERAL: A CAA powerhouse on the boards... A strong offensive and defensive rebounder that will look to stop the opposition's top post player... A team leader with quick feet and excellent jumping skills.

AS A JUNIOR (99-00): A dominant force on the court averaging 10.8 ppg and 7.3 rpg... Started in every contest for the Eagles... Registered her sixth double-double of the season posting 11 boards and 22 points in AU's double-overtime game against JMU in the CAA quarterfinal... Finished the season third among CAA offensive rebounding leaders (3.89), seventh among rebounding leaders (7.3rpg), seventh in field goal percentage (.469), and eighth in steals (1.82 spg).

AS A SOPHOMORE (98-99): Made major contributions on the court as AU's leading rebounder with 166 boards (6.1 rpg)... Started in 22 of her 27 contests averaging 7.6 ppg and 1.6 spg... Scored then a career-high 19 points at Georgia Tech and recorded two double-doubles at ECU and W&M... Posted a then career-high 13 rebounds and three steals at Central Florida... Passed for a thencareer-high three assists in her 33 minutes against William & Mary on 1/3/99... Ranked seventh among CAA leaders for offensive rebounds (72, 2.67 pg), 11th for rebounds (166, 6.1 pg) and blocks (15, .56 pg).

AS A FRESHMAN (97-98): Lewis averaged 8.7 minutes and was tied for third on the team with 8 blocks... Played in all 30 games, averaging 8.9 minutes per game... Scored then career-high 12 points against Lafayette (12/6) and went 6-for-7 from the free throw line... Tallied 9 points and had 7 rebounds against Brown (11/29)... Represented American University at the Annual NCAA Leadership Conference held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-sport letter winner... Voted 1996 Stormin's Most Valuable Player for basketball... Named to the Second Team All-Conference and All-State in 1997... Earned the Educational Achievement Award and Josten's Senior Award in basketball... Led her team to a Delaware State Runner-up in 1997... Placed second in the state in long jump and third in triple jump in her senior year... Voted to have most potential in volleyball.

PERSONAL: Full name is Jina Marie Lewis... Daughter of Robert and Joyce Lewis... Born on June 14, 1979... Two sisters - Joy, 30 and Edith, 18.


TOTAL G/GSFG/FGAPCTFG/FGA3-PT PCTFT/FTAPCTPTSAVGREB/AVGATOBSMIN ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1997-9830/031/69.4490/0.00020/39.513822.752/1.7635814260


1999-0028/28107/228.4690/0.00087/135.64430110.8205/7.335871051850 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Totals85/50213/504.4230/0.000162/268.6045886.9423/5.056201331071753