Jackie Stiles

Basketball, 1997-2001
Inducted February 7, 2009

Jackie Stiles was a Lady Bears' basketball starter for four straight NCAA tournament teams from 1997 to 2001 and led her teams in scoring four years in a row for coach Cheryl Burnett. A native of Claflin, Kan., Stiles led NCAA Division I scoring her last two years as she rewrote the Missouri State and MVC women's basketball record books. Stiles averaged 20 points a game her freshman year, 25 a contest as a sophomore, 27 a game when she was a junior and 30 points a game her senior season. She graduated with the best four single season point totals in school history and her 3,393 career points remain the best total in Division I history nearly a decade after she finished. She was a four-year MVC all-conference first team selection, was named the MVC Player of the Year her last three seasons and was further honored by the league when the Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year Award was renamed in her honor in 2006. A consensus All-America who won a host of other honors over her final two seasons, she had her Missouri State jersey #10 retired in 2004 and was inducted into the MVC Hall of Fame in 2006. She was the Women's National Basketball Association Rookie of the Year for the 2001 season and currently owns her own business in Wichita specializing in personal training, basketball camps and clinics, motivational speaking and sports broadcasting.