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Four-year letterwinner for the Huskies...was a regular in the starting lineup as a sophomore...member of back-to-back NCAA Tournament teams as a junior and senior...finished her career as one of the top shot blockers in UW history, ranking third on the program's all-time list (96)...her 31 blocked shots as a sophomore in 2005 rank fourth on UW's all-time single-season list...tallied 809 points and 605 rebounds in her career...had 35 career double-figure scoring games which is tied for 28th in UW history...2005 All-Pac-10 honorable mention and 2004 Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention selection.
SENIOR YEAR (2006-07) --
Played in all 31 games, starting 10...led team with 21 blocks to move her up to third on UW's all-time list...finished third on the team in scoring (7.1 ppg) and rebounding (4.3 rpg)...tallied 11 double-figure scoring games, five double-digit efforts in the final 10 games...had two double-doubles: at Eastern Washington (15 pts/13 rebounds - both season highs) and versus Northern Iowa (12 pts/10 rebounds)...team scoring leader in one game, rebounding leader in six...had five points and five rebounds in NCAA Tournament First Round game versus Iowa State (March 17)...in Pac-10 Tournament quarterfinal game vs. USC (March 3), tallied 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting, to go along with three rebounds (all offensive), three assists and one block...had 10 points and eight rebounds in season debut at Marquette (Nov. 14)...named to Basketball Travelers Husky Classic All-Tournament Team after 12 points/10 rebound performance in championship game vs. UNI (Nov. 26)...recorded nine points and team-high seven rebounds in near upset of No. 6 Ohio State (Dec. 3)...tallied 10 points and four rebounds in win over Nevada (Dec. 10)...recorded seven points, five rebounds and three blocks vs. Gonzaga (Dec. 15)...tallied 12 points, eight rebounds and matched season-high with four assists vs. UCLA (Dec. 31)...tallied 12 points, on 6-of-9 shooting, in win at Arizona (Jan. 4)...matched or set season-highs in assists (4), steals (3) and FT made (4) vs. Washington State (Jan. 20); also added six points and four rebounds...shared team lead in scoring (13 pts) and rebounding (4) at USC (Jan. 28)...tallied 10 points vs. Arizona State (Feb. 1)...recorded 11 points and six rebounds vs. Arizona (Feb. 3)...tallied two blocked shots in overtime win at California (Feb. 8) ...had 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field at Washington State (Feb. 17); also grabbed four rebounds.
JUNIOR YEAR (2005-06) --
Came off the bench in every game...averaged 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds...led team in blocked shots (19)...tallied six double-figure scoring games, one double-figure rebounding game...leading rebounder in three games...played the game of her career in comeback win vs. Oregon (2/16/06)...scored career-high 18 points and grabbed season-high 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season, third of her career...sparked second half comeback vs. the Ducks - in three-minute span scored 10 straight points, had four rebounds and one block (12 of her 18 points came in the second-half)... scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds at Stanford (2/23/06)...grabbed team-high eight rebounds in overtime win at USC (2/9/06)...scored 10 points and tied for team-lead with eight boards vs. Washington State (2/5/06)...also had three assists, two blocks, two steals vs. the Cougars...scored 13 points at Oregon (1/21/06), matching career-high with three 3-pointers made and a career-high five 3-pointers attempted...scored 11 points at Baylor, shooting 3-for-4 from behind the arc - until that game had only made one three-pointer in her career (at Arizona 2/26/05)...also had season-high in steals (three) at Baylor...matched season-high with three steals vs. Michigan (12/9/05); also had six rebounds...had nine points and seven rebounds vs. UCLA (1/12/06)... scored 10 points at Florida State (11/20/05)...suffered sprained ankle in preseason practice after just coming off arthroscopic knee surgery during the offseason.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2004-05) --
Started 22-of-30 games including the last 14-straight...one of two Huskies named to the All-Pac-10 honorable mention team...led team in rebounding (5.2 rpg) and was top individual rebounder in 12 games...recorded 13 double-figure scoring games including a string of five straight...had two double-figure rebounding games...tallied the only Husky double-double of the season and second of her career with 15 points and 13 rebounds at Washington State (1/22)...scored a season-high 17 points vs. both California (1/29) and Washington State (2/19)...shot 7-of-11 vs. California (1/29)...team leader in blocks (31) and blocks per game (1.0)...her 31 blocks were the fourth most by any Husky in a single season...posted a career-high four blocks vs. No. 14 Minnesota (11/15) ...also played a season-high 32 minutes and grabbed 11 rebounds in overtime upset of the Gophers...sank first career three-pointer in come-from-behind win at Arizona (2/26)...dished out a career-high five assists to lead the team at Denver (12/6)...tallied seven offensive rebounds at Utah (12/04)...had a team-high three steals at Oregon (1/13).
FRESHMAN YEAR (2003-04) -
Came off the bench in 23 games...started last nine games, stepping in for Breanne Watson who went down with a shoulder injury Feb. 7... named to Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention team...also shared the team award for Most Improved Player with Cheri Craddock and Maggie O'Hara...team's second-leading rebounder (6.4) behind only Giuliana Mendiola...averaged 4.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in the Pac-10 Tournament...tied with Giuliana Mendiola for the team lead in rebounds with eight vs. Arizona in the conference semifinals...had back-to-back double-figure rebounding games at WSU (1/21) and vs. ASU (2/26)...had 13 rebounds vs. ASU (2/26), with 11 in the second half...recorded five double-figure scoring games and six double-figure rebounding games...scored season-high 12 points at Arizona State...notched first career double-double, equaling season-high 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds versus Stanford...was 6-for-9 from the field versus the Sun Devils...team's third-leading scorer versus Lipscomb with 11 points...also had 11 points at Arizona and at Cal...vs. Oklahoma State tied for team-high with 8 rebounds and had team-high four steals...was also 7-of-8 from the free-throw line versus Lipscomb...grabbed career-high 16 rebounds versus Denver, the most by a Husky that season...followed that performance with a team-high nine rebounds vs. Texas Tech...team-high 13 boards vs. Oregon (1/15)...season-high three assists versus Oregon (1/15)...had team-high 11 rebounds at Washington State (2/21).
REDSHIRT YEAR (2002-03) -
Shared team's Most Improved Player Award wth Nicole Castro...tore a ligament in her left thumb during a preseason practice...had surgery Nov. 7...returned to practice midway through the season.
AT BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL
Led Bellevue High to state tournament four straight years...third place finish as a senior...helped team to a first place finish in league play four consecutive seasons...as a junior led Bellevue to sixth place finish at the Class 3A state tournament...helped the Wolverines to a first place finish in conference play...earned honorable mention All-KingCo honors ...Named Eastside Journal's Player of the Week and the Seattle Times Player of the Week...earned honorable mention conference honors her sophomore and junior campaigns...as a sophomore guided team to fifth place in postseason tournament...assisted team to first place in final conference standings...selected as an honorable mention All-KingCo honoree...as a freshman helped team advance to fifth place finish at state tournament and first place in KingCo play...named team's most improved player...an outstanding track and field athlete... placed ninth at the Youth World Championships in 1999...state champion in the long jump as a freshman and sophomore...finished second as a senior with a leap of 18-0...set state long jump record with a mark of 19-1 1/2 as a freshman...set a Junior Olympic National age-group record at 20-2 1/2...finished second in 300-meter hurdles as a freshman and second in the 400-meter hurdles as a sophomore...was also a member of the 4x400 relay that won a state championship during her sophomore year and finished third during senior year.
Jill Bell...daughter of David and Ingrid Bell...has one younger sister, Danielle...father works in sales and mother is in human resources...maintained a 3.45 grade point average in high school...father David attended the University of Washington...graduated with a degree in American Ethnic Studies.
Points - 18, vs. Oregon, Feb. 16, 2006
Rebounds - 16, vs. Denver, Dec. 16, 2003
Assists - 5, at Denver, Dec. 6, 2004
Steals - 4, vs. Oklahoma State, Nov. 29, 2003
FG Made - 9, vs. Oregon, Feb. 16, 2006
FG Attempted - 17, at Washington State, Jan. 22, 2005
3-Pt. FG Made - 3, twice, last at Oregon, Jan. 21, 2006
3-Pt. FG Attempted - 5, at Oregon, Jan. 21, 2006
FT Made - 7, vs. Lipscomb, Nov. 23, 2003
FT Attempted - 8, twice, last at Eastern Wash., Nov. 21, 2006
Bell news and features:
Bell leads Huskies to comeback win - UW Daily (Feb. 17, 2006)
UW rallies behind Bell - Tacoma News Tribune (Feb. 17, 2006)
Bell tolls for UW - Everett Hearld (Feb. 17, 2006)
Q & A With Junior Forward Jill Bell - Gohuskies.com (Oct. 25, 2005)
Jill Bell and Cameo Hicks Named To All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention Team - Gohuskies.com (Maarch 3, 2005)
Burt, Bell Lead Husky Women Over Cal 80-76 - Gohuskies.com (Jan. 29, 2005)
Jill Bell Helps Huskies to 20th Straight Win Against Cougars - Gohuskies.com (Feb. 19, 2005)
Jill Bell Shines in Husky Loss - Gohuskies.com (Jan. 27, 2005)
Bell knows how to have fun - Seattle Times (Feb. 19, 2005)
Bell of the ball - The Daily (Feb. 9, 2005)
Phenomenal Forward - gohuskies.com (Nov. 22, 2004)
JILL BELL'S YEAR-BY-YEAR STATISTICS
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