Photos from women's basketball's 75-61 win over Georgetown on Feb. 22
On Walker: A versatile player who can be deployed at multiple positions and played at every spot on the court in high school. Walker combines size and inside strength with the ability to knock down the mid-range shot as well as handle the ball. Walker possesses a strong move to the basket and has the length and speed to defend both on the block and on the perimeter.
Joe Tartamella on Walker: "Jade has the ability to be the difference maker or x-factor for our success this year. Her ability to score from all over the floor makes her a difficult matchup for opposing teams. We will need her to rebound more consistently along with what she can do for us on the offensive end of the floor."
As a Senior in 2016-17: Earned All-BIG EAST First Team praise and landed on the All-Met First Team … Became the 23rd player in program history to score 1,000 points, finishing her career with 1,207 career points, good enough for 16th on the school’s all-time scoring list … Six-time BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll selection … Started all 34 games for the Red Storm … Led the team and ranked 11th in the league with 13.5 points per game … Finished third on the team in rebounding with 5.2 boards per contest … Ranked eighth in the BIG EAST in field goal percentage after converting 47 percent of her tries from the floor … Reached double figures 24 times on the season, including three games with 20-plus points … Started off the year with 18 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots at William & Mary (Nov. 13) … Scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds against Duquesne (Nov. 17) … Scored a game-high 18 points and brought down eight rebounds at Fordham (Dec. 13) … Led all player with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting against James Madison (Dec. 21) … Scored 21 points in the Red Storm’s BIG EAST opener at Seton Hall (Dec. 30) … Scored 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting at Xavier (Jan. 2) … Dropped a career-high 32 points on 15-of-22 shooting while grabbing nine rebounds against Marquette (Jan. 8) … Scored 20 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists at Georgetown (Jan. 13) … Scored 19 points and grabbed seven boards at Marquette (Feb. 5) … Posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds at Creighton (Feb. 19) … Scored 18 points in the Red Storm’s WNIT Second Round win over Sacred Heart, hitting nine of her 19 attempts from the field (Mar. 19).
As a Junior in 2015-16: Played in 32 games and made two starts... Ranked third on the team in scoring with 9.3 points per game... Finished second on the team in rebounding with 5.7 boards per contest... Ranked third in the BIG EAST in field goal percentage after converting on 50 percent of her tries from the floor... Reached double figures 12 times on the season, including three game with 20-plus points... Started off the year with 12 points at UCLA (Nov. 13)... Tallied 15 points and six rebounds in just 18 minutes at UC Irvine (Nov. 15)... Recorded her first 20-point game of the season with 20 points and six rebounds at Rutgers (Nov. 19)... Registered 13 points and seven rebounds against Marist (Nov. 22)... Tallied 10 points and eight rebounds at Kansas (Dec. 6)... Scored 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting against Yale (Dec. 9)... Tallied career-highs with 22 points and 12 rebounds on the road at Duquesne (Dec. 19)... Had 13 points and six rebounds against Fairfield (Dec. 22)... Narrowly missed a double-double with nine points and eight rebounds in the BIG EAST opener at Creighton (Dec. 29)... Had eight rebounds to go along with six points against Marquette (Jan. 5)... Recorded her second double-digit rebounding game of the year with 10 boards at Georgetown (Jan. 9)... Had 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting at Villanova (Jan. 17)... Tallied 12 points against Butler (Jan. 22)... Made nine of her 12 shot attempts and recorded her second double-double of the season with 20 points and 11 rebounds against Xavier (Jan. 24)... Pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds at DePaul (Jan. 31)... Had eight points and six boards against Viillanova (Feb. 12)... Put up nine points and seven rebounds against Georgetown (Feb. 14)... Scored eight points against Creighton after missing the previous game due to injury (Feb. 28)... Registered six points and seven rebounds in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals against Georgetown (March 6).
As a Sophomore in 2014-15: Started all 34 games for the Red Storm, averaging 9.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game... Ranked third on the sqaud in scoring and fourth in rebounding... Reached double figures on 19 occasions... Had three double-doubles... Scored four points and pulled down a then-career-high seven boards in the Red Storm's season-opening win over Yale (Nov. 15)... Netted 11 points in just 18 minutes against Florida (Nov. 20).. Set or tied then-career-highs in points, rebounds and minutes played at Marist (Nov. 24)... Tallied her first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 11 boards against Binghamton (Nov. 28)... Reached double figures with 11 points on five-of-eight shooting vs. UCF (Dec. 11)... Tallied nine points and six boards against Auburn (Dec. 20)... Recorded her second-career double-double with 10 and 10 against Indiana St. (Dec. 21)... Narrowly missed a double-double with 14 points and nine boards at Providence (Dec. 30)... Put up eight points and eight rebounds against DePaul (Jan. 16)... Scored 10 points against Marquette (Jan. 18)... Tallied 12 points and four rebounds in 31 minutes of action at Villanova (Jan. 25)... Pulled down seven rebounds and added five points at Seton Hall (Feb. 1)... Tallied a career-high four blocks against Providence (Feb. 8)... Poured in 11 points at DePaul (Feb. 15)... Tallied 10 points against Villanova (Feb. 20)... Recorded her third double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds at Butler (Feb. 27)... Scored a then-career-high 15 points at Xavier (March 1)... Set a new career-high with 18 points against Seton Hall in the BIG EAST Semifinal (March 9)... Tallied 11 points and four rebounds against Army in the First Round of the WNIT (March 19)... Scored 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting against Fordham (March 22)
As a Freshman in 2013-14: Saw action in 31 games and averaged 12.5 minutes per game... Averaged 4.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game... Voted to the 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Freshman Team... Notched double-figure scoring performances three times... scored two points and had a block in her collegiate debut against Quinnipiac (Nov. 20)... Grabbed four rebounds and scored three points at Florida (Nov. 26)... Scored six points and made a career-high three blocks against James Madison (Dec. 15)...Went 5-for-6 from the floor to score in double figures for the first time in her career against Creighton (Jan. 8)... Tallied eight points on a perfect 4-for-4 outing at DePaul (Jan. 11)... Finished with 13 points and three rebounds following a 5-of-7 shooting performance at Seton Hall (Feb. 1)... Knocked in a career-best six field goals for a career-high 14 points against Providence (Feb. 8)... Registered five points and three rebounds at Creighton (Feb. 23)... Averaged 7.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists in five postseason games...Scored six points on a 3-for-4 shooting performance against Seton Hall (Mar. 9) in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals... Notched eight points and four rebounds against DePaul (Mar. 11) in the BIG EAST Finals... Scored nine points and grabbed five boards vs. USC (Mar. 22) in the NCAA First Round... Finished with eight points, three rebounds and four assists at Tennessee (Mar. 24) in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.
At DePaul Catholic (N.J.): Named Passaic County's top player by The Star Ledger after averaging 17.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a junior ... scored 15.6 points per game as a sophomore and was named the JerseySportsNow.com Player of the Year while DePaul was named the website's Team of the Year ... transferred to DePaul after playing her first two seasons at Columbia High School ... played on a boys basketball team until seventh grade when she could not find a girls team to play on ... has played every position on the floor from point guard to center.
Personal: Daughter of Romy and Scott Walker... Has two siblings, Jaia Walker (23) and Joié Walker (21)... a sports management major... outside of basketball she enjoys dancing, shopping and laughing.