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Jillian Alleyne

Communication disorders and sciences


Jillian Alleyne was an honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic selection last season as a junior with a 3.12 cumulative GPA in communication disorders and sciences. The major, part of the College of Education, is a rigorous program, and less than five student-athletes are currently a part of it.


Alleyne is an incredibly gracious and caring individual. The coaching staff often encourages her to be more selfish on the floor as her ability to dominate a game is limitless. She is very active on campus and in the community and has built an amazing network of contacts and relationships outside of sports. On the request of the president, Alleyne sits on the President’s Advisory Group on Intercollegiate Athletics. She is the lone student-athlete rep on the committee, which is made up of athletic department senior staff, professors and members of the campus executive leadership team.


Alleyne volunteers her time frequently. Fluent in American Sign Language, Alleyne works with Oregon’s O Heroes community service program on many projects serving deaf and hard-of-hearing youth in the Eugene area. She also volunteers with other O Heroes events, including the Thanksgiving dinner drive and Hero for a Day. Alleyne was given the Higdon Trophy in 2013, which is given to one sophomore at UO on the basis of athletics, academics and service. This past summer, Alleyne went on a service trip to the Dominican Republic where a small group of UO student-athletes built a large sport court and central plaza in the town of Batey 7. In addition to the service trip, Alleyne also worked with a group in Eugene that assists with deaf mentally disabled children.


Jillian Alleyne enters her senior season as the active scoring and rebounding leader in the Pac-12. She is one of just two players in NCAA basketball history to post back-to-back seasons with 27 or more double-doubles, joining Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike and Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris. She enters this season on the verge of breaking both the UO and Pac-12 career rebounding records. She already owns the school and conference single-season records for rebounds (519 as a sophomore, also fifth most in NCAA history) and double-doubles (29 as a sophomore) and owns the single-game UO and Pac-12 records for rebounds (27 against Portland State as a freshman). Her 11-for-11 effort from the field against Arizona as a sophomore tied the Pac-12 and UO single-game field goal percentage records. Alleyne was a third-team All-American as a junior after being an honorable mention All-American as a sophomore.