Jennifer Hamson
Center 5
Last School
Pleasant Grove High School
Roster Years

Before BYU

  • Three-year letterwinner in basketball
  • Team finished second in the state championships in 2010
  • Garnered Academic All-State
  • Was a 5A Honorable Mention
  • Three-year letterwinner in volleyball
  • Earned MVP in 2006 and 2009
  • Most Improved in 2007 and 2008
  • Tallied Academic All-Region 2007-09
  • Team placed second at the State Tournament in 2008 and won the State Championship in 2009 (her senior year)
  • Earned Academic All-State in 2009
  • Was named to the High Honor Roll


  • Parents are David and Tresa Hamson
  • Has two brothers and two sisters
  • Mother is the former BYU seven-time All-American basketball standout Tresa Spaulding, who still holds numerous school records


Yr  G/GS  FG-FGA   %   3FG-3FGA  %  FT-FTA    %   Pts.  Reb.  A. To. Bl.  St.        
11 30/20  90-161  .559   0-0   .000 51-69   .739  231   154   4  27  45   7
12 31/0   114-195 .579   0-1   .000 67-89   .753  295   178   17 31  76   17
13 26/25  121-235 .515   0-0   .000 48-76   .632  290   229   18 55  72   20
14 35/35  224-396 .566   0-1   .000 173-242 .715  621   404   34 88  147  16 

Get to know Jennifer Hamson

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2010-2011

  • Received the Cougar Club's Female Rookie of the Year Award 
  • Finished her freshman year with the team’s best field goal percentage .559 (90-161)
  • Ranks fifth on the team in field goals made with a total of 90 for a 3.0 average
  • Placed third in free throw attempts and fourth in free throws made
  • In the rebounds category concluded her first season in third place with a 5.1 average, third in offensive rebounds and fourth in defensive rebounds
  • In the blocked shots category ranked first on the team with a total of 45 for a 1.5 average
  • Tallied 17 points in the home win over USU on 3/19/1 in the second round of the WNIT marking her 10th double figure contest of the season and career
  • Recorded season highs in points with 18 at Wyoming on 3/5/11, the points tied for team highs
  • In the blocked shots category, tallied season and career highs with nine in the road win at UNLV on 2/5/11
  • Picked up her first ever double double with 16 points and 13 rebounds in the road game at TCU on 1/19/11
  • Started her first collegiate women’s basketball game vs. UNLV on 1/5/11 recording two points and grabbing four rebounds
  • Played in the first game of the season at Duke where she grabbed two rebounds
  • In the MWC finished the year in first place in the field goal percentage category with a 55.9 average and fifth in blocked shots with a 1.5 average per game
Sophmore Year 2011-2012

  • Concluded her second season with the team's best field goal percentage .579 (114-197), the most blocked shots with 76 for a 2.5 average per game, ranked second on the squad in rebounds with a 5.7 average and second in offensive rebounds grabbing 2.0 boards per game
  • Picked up season and career highs in points with 21 in the game vs. DePaul in the NCAA First Round game, also grabbed 11 rebounds to record her third double-double of the year, her fourth overall, the points were also the 14th double figure game of the season and the 24th of her career, the 11 boards were season bests
  • For the second straight game scored in double figures with 17, one shy of her career best in the WCC Championship game vs. Gonzaga, the points mark the 13th time this year she's put up double digits in points and the 23rd overall, was also named to the 2012 WCC All-Tournament Team
  • Named to the WCC All-Academic Team
  • In the WCC concluded the year ranked first in field goal percentage, first in blocks, 12th in rebounding, 13th in free throw percentage, offensive rebounds and defensive rebounds and 23rd in scoring
  • Had a team-best three blocks in the home game vs. San Diego
  • Recorded 18 points while also grabbing nine rebounds and three blocks in the home game vs. Saint Mary's, the points were the eighth double digit contest of the year and the 18th of her career
  • Had game highs in blocks with six for season bests in that category in the road game at Seattle University
  • Picked up her third double-double of her career and the second on the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the home game vs. Portland. She scored 10 straight points in the first half before finishing with 14 for new season highs while marking the sixth time scoring in double figures this season and the 16th overall
  • Had two steals in the road league game at San Diego tying her season best in that category
  • Came off the bench to record her first double-double of the season and the second of her career with 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. Nevada.
  • Had five blocks for game highs vs. SUU on 12/8/11
  • Recorded her third double figure game of the year and 12th overall with 12 points vs. Arizona at the Hukilau Invitational
  • Named to the WCC Commissioner's Silver Honor Roll
Junior Year 2012-2013

  • Recorded 17 games scoring in double figures, tallied 7 double-doubles and was rebound leader in 16 games
  • Picked up season highs in points: 25 vs. Idaho St. on 3/20/13, rebounds: 17 vs. SDSU on 3/23/13, assists: 2, five times, last vs. SDSU on 3/23/13, steals: 2, twice, last at USF on 1/26/13, blocks: vs SMC on 3/27/13
  • Finished ranked 12th nationally in blocks per game
  • Recorded her 7th double-double and third straight with 12 points and 12 rebounds in the game vs. Saint Mary’s in the third round of the WNIT, while getting 6 blocks for season highs, the points were the 17th time tallying double figures in points, the boards were game highs
  • Tallied her second straight and 6th season double-double with 10 points and a career-high 17 rebounds vs. SDSU in the second round of the WNIT, the rebounds were game highs as were the 5 blocks
  • Had a career-best 25 points along with 12 rebounds tallying her 5th double-double of the year in the home game vs. ISU in the first round of the WNIT, also had a game-high 5 blocks and went 7 of 8 from the free throw line
  • Recorded her 4th double-double game of the season with 19 points and a game-high 13 rebounds in the tournament game vs. LMU, the points are the 14th time on the season that she’s put up double figures in points
  • Named to the WCC All-Academic Team and to the All-West Coast Conference Team
  • Picked up her 13th game scoring in double figures with 14 in the road game at Portland while grabbing a game-best 9 rebounds, was perfect at the free throw line going 6 for 6
  • Named WCC Player of the Week on Feb. 25 for her performance during the week that saw her score 43 points, 16 rebounds, 6 blocks and 3 steals
  • Recorded game highs in points, rebounds and blocks with 20, 8 and 4, respectively in the home game vs. Gonzaga while shooting 80 percent from the field, 8 of 10 for career highs in that category, the points marked the fourth straight time she’s put up double digits in scoring and the 12 on the year
  • Tallied 10 points for her 8th double figure game in points in the home game vs. LMU while grabbing 5 rebounds, got 2 blocks (game highs) and 2 steals for season bests in that category
  • Started in her first game of the season at Arizona recording career bests in points with 23 and in rebounds with 14 while picking up her 4th double-double in her career
  • Named to the WCC Commissioner's Silver Honor Roll
Senior Year 2013-2014

  • Places ninth in BYU’s prestigious 1,000-point club with 1,437 points
  • Finished BYU basketball career in third place all-time in rebounds with 965 and second in blocks with 340 
  • Finished with 147 blocks on the season, good for first place all-time in BYU history
  • Named Female Player of the Year at the annual Y Awards, athletic event at BYU that recognizes team/player accomplishments during 2013-14 sports season
  • Named AP All-America Honorable Mention
  • Tied game highs in rebounds with 13 along with nine points in the game vs. UConn in the Sweet 16 on 3/29/14 ... had a game-best six blocks and dished out one assist
  • With 15 points and a game-high 14 boards recorded 22nd double-double of the year and the second straight in the second round game vs. Nebraska ... shot 100 percent from the field ... had game highs in blocks with four
  • Had 21st double-double from 12 points and a game-high 19 boards in the first round game vs. NC State ... the boards and the game best nine blocks both tied her career highs
  • Named to the 2014 WCC Women’s Basketball All-Tournament Team, the second such honor in her career .... she made the all-tournament team her sophomore season
  • Recorded 29th game scoring in double digits and the 17th with 20-plus points with a game-high 24 points in the WCC championship game vs. Gonzaga to go along with a game-best three blocks ... tied for team highs in rebounds with seven    
  • Recorded 20th double-double from 13 points and 12 rebounds vs. PEP in the WCC champs., on 3/7/14 ... was perfect from the free throw line, going 5 for 5 ... had a game-best three blocks
  • Named 2013-14 College Sports Madness WCC Player of the Year and to the First Team on 3/4/14
  • Named 2013-14 WCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and also garnered All-WCC First Team accolades on 3/3/14
  • Had a game-best 21 points for her 26th game finishing with double digits in points and the 16th with 20-plus points in the home win vs. San Diego ... pulled down a game-high nine boards ... had game highs in blocks with four
  • Had game- and career-high 19 rebounds in the road win at LMU and with 23 points recorded 19th double-double of the year
  • Named College Sports Madness West Coast Player of the Week on Feb. 17 for two-game performance vs. Portland & Gonzaga
  • Honored as WCC Player of the Week on Feb. 10 for the second straight time and third this year after recording back-to-back double-doubles in the road wins over SCU and USF
  • Picked up second WCC Player of the Week citation on Feb. 3 after recording back-to-back double-doubles in the road games at Saint Mary’s and at Pacific
  • Recorded 14th double-double (25 pts, 18 rpb) in the road game at Pacific, both were game highs
  • Picked up another double-double from a career-high 31 points and 11 rebounds ... had five blocks against LMU on 12/28/13
  • Set a career-high in free throw attempts with 17 against Utah State on 12/21/13 
  • 2013-14 WCC All-Academic Team
  • Named WCC Player of the Week on Nov. 18 and College Sports Madness West Coast Player of the Week
  • Named to the WCC Commissioner's Bronze Honor Roll
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