South Oldham’s single season scoring record holder, Jasmine Whitfield, is now averaging over 11 points per game for the University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team. The 5’10 junior guard has started in each of the Bearcats 18 games; successfully recovering from a knee injury that cost her an entire month last season. Whitfield, an engineering major, has developed into an important piece of the puzzle for the Bearcats, who only have two seniors on the entire roster.
Whitfield, along with teammate Makenzie Cann, are making a name for Kentucky’s 8th Region girl’s basketball at the collegiate level. She has been an automatic 80.6% from the free throw line and is the Bearcats third leading scorer, while averaging 2 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game. During her senior season at South Oldham, Whitfield averaged 22.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.4 steals and 2.5 assists.
The Bearcats host nine-time NCAA women’s basketball champion Connecticut on Sunday (3 p.m.) at Fifth Third Arena.