Oklahoma Signs NJCAA All-American Jamie Talbert

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 28, 2000

April 28, 2000

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma's women's basketball head coach Sherri Coale announced Friday the signing of juco All-American Jamie Talbert to a national letter of intent to play for the Sooners in the upcoming 2000-2001 season.

Talbert was named a first team National Junior College Athletic Association All-American and was a two-time all-conference selection at Seward County Junior College (Liberal, Kansas). She ended her junior college career as the school's career and single season record holder in points and rebounds.

"She's a perfect fit, both as a person and player, within our system," said Coale. "She runs really well, and obviously, she can score. What I like most about her is that she's a very, very smart post player. She understands positioning and knows how to dominate defenders at the low block. She will be an outstanding addition to our post game."

With her 6-2 frame, Talbert grabbed 620 rebounds and recorded 1,274 points in two years. She also had single season highs of 339 rebounds and 805 points last year. In addition, Talbert established a school record for most points scored in a single game with 39.

She guided her team to a two-year record of 67-5 and a conference title this past season with a 33-1 mark. In addition, her 1998-99 team was the NJCAA National Academic champions.

As a sophomore, she was named the Jayhawk West Conference and Region VI Most Valuable Player. Talbert also earned first team all-region and all-tournament honors after averaging 23.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. She also shot 62.7 percent from the field (314-of-501).

As a freshman, she led to her team to a fifth-place finish in the NJCAA National Tournament and an overall record of 34-4. After earning second team honors in the conference and region and being voted to the all-tournament teams at regionals and nationals, she was selected to the National Select Team that toured Hungary and Slovakia during the summer of 1999.

Talbert is a 1998 graduate of Elkhart High School in Elkhart, Kansas.

RELATED

SOONER SPORTS PROPERTIES

Sooner Sports Properties, LLC, is the multimedia rights holder for athletics at the University of Oklahoma.
Sooner Sports Properties is a joint venture of Learfield Communications, Tyler Media, LLC and Griffin Television.

POWERED BY FOX SPORTS

Sooner Sports Powered by FOX Sports is a multi-platform network that provides distribution of 1,000+ hours of Sooner sports programming annually on a variety of FOX Sports outlets, including FOX Sports Oklahoma, FOX Sports Southwest, and FOX College Sports.
  • PROMOTIONS
  • David Stanley Junior Captain
    McDonald's
    Billy Sims
    Red River Showdown
    Whataburger
    Ford Patriot of the Game
    PrimeSport
    OU IT Store Student Fan of the Game