Nov. 11, 2009
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IOWA CITY – University of Iowa Head Women’s Basketball Coach Lisa Bluder has announced that Jade Rogers has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Iowa next fall.
“We are eager to have Jade Rogers join our team,” Bluder said. “Jade is a tremendous kid that loves the game, and has grown up as a Hawkeye fan. Jade will be a versatile player that can play a number of positions. She can post up or she can shoot the long ball. She is also a good rebounder. Jade has had a great career at Cedar Rapids Kennedy, and is looking forward to continuing her career as a Hawkeye.”
Rogers, a 5-11 forward, is from nearby Hiawatha, IA, and attends Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School. She led the state in scoring (22.3) and rebounding (13.4) as a sophomore, and was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year. She also earned first team all-state, all-district, all-metro and all-conference honors.
Rogers suffered an ACL injury during the summer of the 2008, but returned to the court and helped lead Kennedy to the semifinal round of the state tournament. Rogers played in 17 games as a junior and averaged 17.9 points and 10.6 rebounds. She was named first team all-state, all-district, all-metro and all-conference, along with being named to the state tournament all-tournament team.
As a freshman, Rogers earned second team all-state honors, along with first team all-district, all-metro and all-conference recognition.
Rogers currently has 1,089 points (18.5 per game average), which is fourth on the all-time scoring list at Kennedy. She also holds school records for single-game rebounds (20), single-season rebounds per game (12.6) and is on pace to become Kennedy’s career rebounding leader. Rogers is also a three-time team captain.
Rogers has also lettered in volleyball. She helped lead the Kennedy volleyball team to a state tournament appearance this year.