Career Notes Two-time Conference USA Player of the Year ... three-time All C-USA Honoree and a two-time All-Defensive squad member ... 2007 Conference USA Freshman of the Year ... entered senior season as one of only three players in Conference USA history to register at least 1,110 career points, 445 assists and 220 thefts ... UTEP school record holder for career assists and steals, while is on track to become the all-time leading scorer and finish as part of the winningest class ever in program history.
2007-08 (Junior) Voted as the Conference USA Player of the Year for the second straight season, making her one of threeindividuals in league history to reap the honor on consecutive campaigns ... powered UTEP throughout the season, but especially in the stretch runwhich led to it snagging No. 2 seedfor C-USAtournament ... registered 14.0 ppg, 5.4 apg, 4.0 rpg and 2.2 spg while directing UTEP's offense which finished third in the nation for fewest turnovers per tilt ... was only player rated among the league'stop-10 in assists, assists-to-turnover ratio, scoring, steals and free throw percentage ... was the best in the conference (C-USA only games) at getting to the charity stripe by pacing all players in free throws made and attempted (77-of-102) ... was lone individual with more than 100 attempts from the chiarity stripe ... top perimeter defender for UTEP which rated second in the league with a scoring defense of 61.1 ppg during the regular season ... was ninth in the league in playing team, and made more than two steals per contest ... committed less than two fouls per contest despite those numbers ... boasted eight 20-plus point games on the year, including seven during C-USA play and four straight during the Miners' six-game win streak late in the year.
2007-08 (Sophomore) Significant part of UTEP's record-setting season, in which the Miners made their first NCAA tournament appearance and tied the institution's record for most victories (28-4) ... named the Conference USA Player of the Year, becoming just the first Miner and the second sophomore in league history to achieve the feat ... led UTEP in assist-to-turnover ratio (+1.7), assists- a single-season school record 171-, scoring (14.6 points per game), while ranking second in steals (88) ... was 21st nationally in apg (a program-best 5.5), 28th in spg (2.8) and 51st in assist/turnover ratio ... paced team in free throws made and attempted as well ... started all 31 games she appeared in, averaging a team-high 34.9 mpg ... scored 17 points and added eight assists to help lead UTEP past Western Kentucky (3/22) in the opening round of the NCAA tournament ... garnered a spot on the All C-USA tourney team thanks to 24.7 ppg, 7 apg and 4.7 spg ... aiding those figures were a career and UTEP postseason program record 33 points in the win against Rice (3/7) in the league quarterfinals ... team-high 24 games in double figures, including a squad-best seven 20-point efforts ... registered five or more assists in 20 contests, including 14 of the final 15 contests ... recorded two double-doubles ... first came against New Mexico State (12/8), courtesy of a 14-point and 10 assist effort ... also did so with 13 points and a career-high 10 caroms vs. UAB (1/18) ... historic performance in setback at Nebraska (11/9), as Hughes became the second player in program history to have a game with at least 25 points and nine assists ... she finished with 27 points and nine helpers, while also adding a quartet of steals and three boards ... snared all-tournament honors at Kansas State event, on the strength of 15 ppg, 5.0 apg and 4.5 rpg ... 23-point performance after going a sizzling 9-of-10 in the triumph at Tulane (1/12) ... added four steals and four boards against the Green Wave ... recognized by league office as player of the week for effort ... tallied 13 points, including a three-pointer at the buzzer to force OT in UTEP's victory at NMSU (11/28) ... nailed a pair of three points and set up another to erase a nine-point deficit in the final two minutes at Southern Miss (2/22) ... Hughes finished with 19 points, eight helpers, six boards and two steals in career-high 44 minutes of action against the Lady Eagles ... followed that performance by torching UCF (2/24) for 23 points and nine assists ... effort helped the Miners clinch the program's first league title and the institution's second by a women's team ... netted C-USA Player of Week honors as result of those showings ... registered 21 points, eight assists and six rebounds in the league semifinal triumph vs. USM (3/8) ... helped wrap up the unprecedented unbeaten record in league play after averaging 14.5 ppg and 7 apg in home triumphs vs. SMU (2/28) and Tulsa (3/1).
2006-07 (Freshman) Played large role in leading UTEP to its first 20-win season (22-8) ... named both the Conference USA Newcomer and Freshman of the Year ... also tabbed to all-conference third-team and voted onto league's five-member all-defensive squad ... became the only freshman in school history to receive all of those accolades in the same season ... bestowed with UTEP Co-Female Athlete of the Year award to add one final accolade ... point guard who started 28 games-she missed two games due to injury- leading the Miners in points (12.9), assists (4.7) and steals (2.8) ... paced team in free throws made and attempted and three-pointers made and attempted as well ... assist per game figure set school standard ... broke rookie record and was fourth all time in program annals with 78 thefts ... was second in league and 27th nationally in steals per contest ... checked in fourth in the conference and 40th across the nation for apg ... averaged 32.4 minutes per game, the second most on the squad ... played all 40 minutes four times on the year ... posted double-digit scoring totals a team-high 22 times, including 16 of the last 18 contests ... ... clutch performer, as either by making baskets or setting up teammates, was responsible for 71 percent of the points in the nine games on the year which heading into final five minutes the margin between UTEP and opposition was five points or less ... drilled three pointer with 0.3 three seconds left to send UTEP past Northern Arizona, 63-62, and wrap up non-conference play with just one loss ... for the game, had 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists ... torched Memphis for 22 points in opening-round of C-USA Tournament, marking the then second-most points scored in postseason game in school history ... returned after missing the road loss at Rice due to injury to lead UTEP past Houston (2/3) with 20 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals ... averaged 20 points, 8.3 assists, 5.0 steals and 4.7 rebounds to help the Miners start 3-0 in league play for the first time in school history ... UTEP defeated Tulane, Rice and Houston and Hughes was tabbed as C-USA Player of the Week for her efforts ... poured in 19 points, including 12 from beyond the arc, while racking up nine assists, six steals and five steals against the Owls ... flirted with triple-double in win over UTSA (11/17) with 15 points, eight assists and five boards ... had nearly identical line in victory versus Tulane (1/2), with 17/8/5 ... then career-high 24 points against Houston (1/7) to go along with eight assists and four boards ... notched first-career double-double with 11-point, 10-assist effort in trouncing of Prairie View A&M (12/12) ... the 10 helpers equaled the seventh-highest sum in program history ... had 12 games with six or more assists ... Miners were 10-2 in those contests.
High School Four-year starter at point guard for coach Michele Jackson at Southfield-Lathrup in Lathrup Village, Mich. ... WBCA Honorable Mention All-America and Detroit News All-State Team as a junior and senior ...AP Class A first-team All-State as a senior, Detroit Free Press Class A All-State Team as a junior ... led Southfield-Lathrup to a 27-1 record and the Michigan Class A State Title - its first in school history ... the Chargers won their final 22 games and were ranked No.14 in USA Today's Final Super 25 Poll and No.15 in SI.com's Girls High School Hoops Rankings ... SLHS went 25-2 in 2004 and reached the MHSAA State Semifinals, where Hughes led all scorers in the semis with 21 points and seven steals ... ranked as the No. 22 point guard and No. 95 overall player by Michael White's All-Star Girls Report ... averaged 18 points, six rebounds, eight assists as a senior while shooting 67 percent from the floor ... finished fourth in the balloting for the 2005 Miss Basketball title in Michigan ... had 18 points, 10 assists and four steals in the state semifinal win over Grandville, 62-58 in overtime ... her 3-pointer at the end of regulation forced the extra session, her 12-foot jumper with 12 seconds remaining gave SLHS the lead for good and her two free throws with three seconds left clinched the win ... netted 26 points in a 66-46 win over then-top-ranked Auburn Hills Avondale in the regular season to avenge the Chargers' only loss of the year ... averaged 16 points, five assists and four steals as a junior ... career averages of 15.5 points, five assists and four steals per game.
Personal Full name is Jareica R. Hughes ... multidisciplinary studies major ... hasfiver brothers and one sister ... born on July 18, 1988, in Detroit, Mich. ... daughter of Daniel and Pamela Hughes.