« Women’s Basketball 2008-09

Jada Frazier

School

University of New Orleans

Position
Guard
Major
Accounting Major
PPG
12.1
RPG
3.5
APG
2.5

Classroom

Frazier, a Management/Business Administration double major, carried a 4.0 GPA until fall 2007. While most athletic departments would praise grades of a ‘B’, this one was very upsetting for someone who had until that point the perfect GPA. For Frazier’s hard work on the court, she was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-Region VI team three times (2007,2008 & 2009) with the only 4.0 GPA on the squad in 2007 and in 2008, was named the February UNOPrivateers.com Student-Athlete of the Month.

Character

Jada is a true winner. She made the decision to stay at UNO after Hurricane Katrina when the athletic and academic resources were non existent. Despite not having what most Division I student athletes would on a daily basis, Jada continued her pursuit for academic and athletic excellent. Jada will graduate early with a double major in Business and Accounting and will continue her last semester of eligibility in UNO’s Graduate School. From being displaced her freshmen year to competing in a high school facility her sophomore and junior year to now being in the record books both athletically and academically her senior year is truly amazing. Jada is a self driven, self motivated young woman. She has a wonderful spirit and is a true pleasure to be around. She encourages everyone around her to be their very best and leads by her actions. She is the definition of ‘character’. She will continue her education at UNO and will be our Graduate Assistant coach for the 2009-2010 season.

“Jada is the true definition of character due to the adversity she has faced during whole career at UNO. She started as a freshman and hurricane Katrina hit. Once the NCAA released all of our kids, several schools wanted her and because she started here, she wanted to finish here. Extremely loyal, Jada has through it all been a display of strong character, strong leadership. She leads by example and every semester, we can depend on her to get all A’s, as she has continued to maintain the academic integrity despite the athletic commitment, the displacement and lack of academic resources. She still has reached her goal, graduating her senior year and with a few more hours in the spring, will obtain a double major. To me and to this program, she is a true definition of loyalty and undeniable character. As far as her leadership, she leads be example, she’s a true example to us everyday with her endurance, loyalty and drive to overcome all the problems we had the last couple years.”  Head Coach Amy Champion

Community

Jada has participated in numerous community service projects since her arrival. She has been actively involved every year with the Susan B. Komen foundation helping raise money to find a cure for breast Cancer and also the American Cancer Society. She has been a participant for Toys for Tots with the Salvation Army and she has participated every spring in Zoo To Do for young kids ages 4-12 at Audubon Zoo. We, as a team are active members with our UNO Charter Schools and have sponsored several ‘Play Days’ with each participating school.

Competition

One of the top three-point shooters in school history, Frazier entered her senior season with 80 three pointers to her credit at a .308 shooting clip. As a freshman, Frazier started 20 of 24 games, averaging 9.5 points per game and making 41 three-point attempts. A solid rebounder from the guard position, Frazier averaged 3.8 boards her freshman and sophomore season. As a sophomore, Frazier averaged 8.8 points per contest and in 2007-08, was on a tear with several straight 20+ point efforts before an ankle injury set her back. Amongst the highlights for Frazier over her career include a 12 of 12 free throw effort against UALR, for the third-best performance in school history. Making the first basket in the team’s return to Lakefront Arena after three years away in Nov. 2008, the same game in which she hit a game-winning three-pointer in a victory over McNeese and a 23 point effort in her first collegiate game, which included a 5 of 6 night from beyond the arc.

So far in the 2008-09 season, Jada was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Player of the Week (Dec. 23) and became just sixth UNO women’s basketball player to make over 100 three-pointers.  She was also named “co-Greater New Orleans Amateur Athlete of the Month” by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.