News Articles – 1997

Top Frosh Leads Bears’ Resurgence

The Sporting News (December 1997)
The Hammons Center security guards already know Southwest Missouri State freshman Jackie Stiles well. She’s the one who drops by late at night and sneaks into the gym to shoot. Stiles broke her wrist as a sophomore at Claflin (Kan.) High and began a routine she still employs. She make 1,000 shots a day–500 free throws, 500 jump shots.
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HIGH SCHOOLS: Jackie Stiles breaks Kansas scoring records, packs in fans

Associated Press
(Feb 23, 1997 – 07:36 EST)
Jackie Stiles is asleep in the back of the Wildcat Wagon, head thrown over the seat, mouth hanging open, headphones clamped over her ears. The Chevrolet Suburban carrying Claflin High School’s girls basketball team bounces over snowy county roads on its way to a game in Stafford before another sellout crowd. And Stiles, the reason the fans are there, sleeps on, for good reason.
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