2004-05 - Junior: Played in 29 games off the bench Scored double-figures 12 times on the season, including a career-best 21 points vs. Northwestern on 2/16/05 Hit 9-13 shots in the game, including 3-4 from behind the arc Dished out a career-best seven assists in Illinois upset win over No. 16 UCLA on 12/19/04 Three-point FG percentage of .396 (21-53) was the sixth best single season mark in UI history.
2003-04 - Sophomore: Scored a season-high 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including 2-of-2 3-point shooting, against Pepperdine on 12/14/03 Tied her career high of four rebounds in three consecutive games at Purdue (2/19), at Ohio State (2/22) and vs. Wisconsin (2/26) Saw a career-high 36 minutes of action at Ohio State, one of her two season starts Also started vs. Wisconsin.
2002-03 - Freshman: Saw action in 25 games during her rookie season with the Illini Scored her first career point at Illinois State on 12/1/02 Cracked the starting line-up vs. Ohio State on 2/19/03 and responded with 11 points on 5-8 shooting. She would start the final four regular season games for Illinois Poured in a career high 17 points at Michigan St. on 2/24/03 in her second career start. Hit the game winning shot with 2.5 seconds left to lift the Illini to a 60-58 win over Northwestern on 2/27/03. Posted 19 assists and 12 steals.
Getting to know Janelle...
Nickname: J, JJ, Hot Sauce
...athlete: Muhammed Ali
...sports team: Miami Heat
...movie: The Beach
...sports movie: Remember the Titans
...movie quote: "Paradise is not a place you go, it's how you feel for a moment in time, and when you get there it'll last forever." - The Beach
...TV shows: Family Guy, Seinfeld
...bands: To many to decide
...book: Lord of the Flies
Which of your teammates is...?
...the funniest? Audrey, because she doesn't have to try.
...the best dressed? Chelsea, she's just snazzy all the time.
...the smartest? Lori, she is a freshman but is probably actually a junior already academically
I chose Illinois because:
Overall, Illinois had more benefits than any other school in the Big Ten and the location and pepole are great.
My favorite place on campus is:
Ubben - the practice facility
My best memory as an Illini is:
Going to the NCAA Tournament my freshman year
Favorite quote by a teammate:
"Who are you and what is you purpose?" - Audrey and Brit
Favorite Coach Grentz quote:
"You've got more talent in your little pinky than some people have in their whole body."
What I've learned from Coach Grentz...
Hard work really does pay off.
Plans after Illinois:
Continue living the life I've dreamed of.
Biggest Sports Thrill:
Hitting the game winning shot
Excluding your teammates, who is your favorite Illini athlete?
Dee Brown (men's basketball)
At what age did you start playing ball?
Met any famous people?
DMX, Ja Rule, Ying Yang Twins
I have been told I look like:
My brother, Cortez
Three words that describe my play are:
Coachable, profound, unselfish