Jana Francis

Jana Francis

Player Profile


Canadian, Texas

High School:
Canadian HS




GENERAL INFORMATION: A post player who runs the floor well with the capability to step out and shoot the three...gained valuable experience last year and looks to have a breakout senior season.

2004-05: Saw action in every game with nine starts...scored in double figures six times...dropped a career-high 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting against Morgan State...hit a career-high eight free throws for 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds against San Francisco...also played a career-high 31 minutes with a career-high three blocks and a career-high three steals against the Dons...grabbed a career-high eight rebounds, including a career-high seven on the defensive end against Air Force...set a conference career-high with 15 points against San Diego State...scored 168 points compared to 106 in her first two seasons combined.

2003-04: Played in 29 games and started three...scored a season-high 11 points and grabbed a season-high seven rebounds to open the season against USC...earned first career start against Youngstown State...tied season-high with 11 points against Tennessee State...earned MWC Academic All-Conference honors.

2002-03: Saw action in 24 games...grabbed 23 rebounds...played 10 minutes twice, including a seven-point, two-rebound performance against San Diego State when she had two blocks, one of six players to record a block...was 3-6 from the field against the Aztecs....also first career steal came vs. San Diego State (1/2/03)...saw a combined 16 minutes off the bench in the NCAA Tournament games.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Canadian (Texas) High School, graduating in 2002...a BCI All-America from 1998-2001...team was BCI national champions in 2000-01...all-region her junior year...all-state her senior year...all-district all four years at Canadian...was district MVP her senior year and was a McDonald's All-America nominee...averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds her senior year...led the Wildcats to the regional tournament two years in a row...team made it to the playoffs four straight years...lettered in basketball and golf.

PERSONAL: Born in Pampa, Texas, on October 31, 1983...parents both played basketball at Wayland Baptist in Texas and dad also played at West Texas A&M University...majoring in Radiography...enjoys watching movies, reading and fishing...has one sister, Lori Beth.