The third Rhodes Scholar in Villanova history, Jessica Wamala will study at Oxford University beginning in fall 2014
Wildcats Celebrate Successful 2012-13 Season
Fifth-year senior has helped Wildcats to a 10-2 start
Five Wildcats receive honors
Villanova vs. No. 2 Notre Dame - AP Photo Gallery
VILLANOVA: Will serve as a captain on this year's team...Loyal performer with good leadership skills...Has shown great improvement throughout her career.
2012-13: Member of the Big East Academic All-Star Team...Played in 13 games...Scored a career-high three points on a made three-point field goal against Montana in the championship game of the UNLV Thanksgiving Classic...Scored two points in the win at Seton Hall...Grabbed a rebound against Montana...Tallied one assist versus Minnesota.
2011-12: Saw time in five games and grabbed three rebounds...One of 60 individuals out of 600 applicants to be awarded the prestigious Truman Scholarship...The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service...Truman Candidates must be college juniors at the time of selection...The scholarship winners receive up to $30,000 in funding to pursue graduate degrees in a specific public service field...The Truman Foundation will also provide the scholarship winners with assistance in career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions and professional development...Named to the Big East Academic All-Star Team for the second straight season.
2010-11: Saw playing time versus Cincinnati.
Milford High School: Earned nine varsity letters (3 in basketball; 3 in outdoor track; 2 in volleyball; 1 in indoor track); 2009 Gates Millenium Scholar; 2009 & 2008 New Hampshire Basketball Coaches Academic Honor Roll; 2008 first team All-State in volleyball; 2007 second team All-State in volleyball; 2007 basketball Al-Tournament honoree.
Personal: Political Science major; Daughter of Jim and Sheila MacDuff; Born 06/04/91.