Sanchez begins her third season at Cal after spending one season at Chattanooga (Tenn.) State Technical Community College...sparkplug for the Bears off the bench last season...increased her scoring as a junior and will be looked towards for even more scoring production as a senior...can shoot from the outside or utilize her size on the blocks...capable of playing multiple positions...great passer and possesses game savvy...brings maturity and leadership to the Bears.
As a junior in 2003-04: Saw action in all 29 games, averaging 15.1 minutes per game...played through back pains to become one of the team's most effective reserves...averaged 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game...her 40 offensive boards were the second most on the team behind Leigh Gregory, who had 44 as a starter...43 percent of Sanchez's rebounds (40 of 93) were on the offensive glass...one of three Cal players to shoot over 80 percent from the foul line - 80.4 percent (37-of-46)...her stellar free throw shooting came after hitting only 54.5 percent as a sophomore (12-of-22)...boasted the second-best field goal percentage on the team to Gregory at 50.0 (42-of-84)...posted a career-high 11 points in Cal's wins over USC Feb. 21 and Miami (OH) Dec. 7...added 10 rebounds vs. Miami (OH) for her only career double-double...grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds in Cal's win at Oregon State Feb. 26...swiped a career-high four steals in the Bears' triumph at Washington State Jan. 4...earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 and Cal's Community Service Award...had a cyst removed from her knee during the offseason but was ready to go for fall camp.
As a sophomore in 2002-03: Competed in 27 games and earned four starts early in the season...contributed 2.6 points and 2.0 rebounds per game...enjoyed her best game Dec. 21 at Saint Mary's, tallying season highs for points (10) and rebounds (7), and adding an assist in a career-best 29 minutes of playing time...also had 10 points in a home win vs. Arizona State Dec. 29...drained eight points in her first game as a Bear in the team's win over Syracuse Nov. 29...posted five or more points in five games...one of only three players on the team with a positive assist/TO ratio (1.08)...grabbed a season-high seven boards in three games, including leading the Bears in that category vs. the Gaels...averaged 11 minutes per game but saw at least 18 minutes six times.
As a freshman in 2001-02 at Chattanooga State: Named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Eastern Division team...helped the Tigers to the 2002 NJCAA Final Four by averaging approximately 12 points and nine rebounds per game...lost to Northeast Oklahoma in the semis to finish the season with a 29-5 record...grabbed the rebound that led to the game-winning three-point buzzer beater, which propelled her team into the Final Four.
High School: Four-time all-league selection at Mira Loma High School in Sacramento...selected all-conference and team MVP as a senior after posting approximately 19 points and 17 rebounds per game...picked as her team's Defensive Player of the Year as a junior...led her freshman year squad to the Capital Valley Conference title...four-year letterwinner on the track and field team.
Personal: Jacqueline Nicole Sanchez was born Sept. 3, 1983, in Carmichael, CA...parents are John and Lorenda Sanchez...has three older sisters, Jaynee, Kimberlea and Heather, an older brother, Joseph, and a younger brother, John...Jaynee and Heather competed on the track and field team at Cal State Stanislaus and American River College, respectively...her heritage is from the Paiute and Shoshone tribes...mentors Native American youth...enjoys rafting, drawing, football and movies...Native American studies major.