#42 Jericca Pearson | Forward
Hometown: Gibbon, Neb.
Previous School: Gibbon
Major: Business and Accounting
2013-14 Honorable Mention All-GPAC
Pearson played in 16 of 33 games and made 12 starts ... tore ACL on 12-30-13 and missed the remainder of the season ... averaged 11.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 0.9 assists and 0.5 blocks while averaging 21.4 minutes per game ... equaled a career high with 18 points on three occasions, most recently in a win over Mount Marty on 12-14-13 ... grabbed a career best 15 rebounds versus Jamestown on 11-8-13 when she also rejected a season high three shots ... collected a season high four steals in victory over Doane on 12-4-13.
Pearson appeared in 29 games for the Bulldogs during the 2012-13 season, starting in two of those games.... Pearson averaged 7.76 points per game while shooting 49.1 percent (79-161) from the field... averaged 5.1rebounds per game and led the team in blocks with 31 on the season... Jericca seemed to have big nights when playing against Dordt College scoring a career high 18 points on two seperate occasions: Dordt (1-5-13), Dordt (2-20-13)
Pearson saw action in 32 games while earning an average of 16.2 minutes per game...averaged 4.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest...shot 47.2 percent (50-for-106) from the field and 58.7 percent (27-for-46) from the free throw line...ranked second on the team with 18 blocks...recorded a career high nine points and three rebounds on 3-10-2012 vs. Grand View (Iowa)...notched season highs for rebounds (9) and blocks (3) vs. York on 10-31-12...plucked a career best four steals vs. Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) on 3-9-12.
Prepped at Gibbon high school ... Sophomore through senior year she was All-Conference first team and earned All-State honors ... Jericca also had success in track and field ... All four years she placed at state in more than one event ... Her junior year she broke her high school's triple jump and 200m records ... She also earned Academic All-State honors and was on the National Honor Society.
Born May 25 in Fremont, Nebraska ... Daughter of Michelle Pearson ... Also a member of the Concordia track and field team.