Florida A&M University guard Jasmine Grice received her marble plaque signifying her status as the 2013-14 NCAA Division One Women’s Steals champion.
The 5-9 backcourt ace, who came to FAMU from Quincy as one of the most decorated prep players in decades, finished this past season with 119 steals, good for a 3.83 per game average, making her the third Lady Rattler player to capture a national steals title.
Grice joins all-time NCAA Division One Steals leader Natalie White (1992, 1994, 1995) and Shelly Boston (1990, 1991), as FAMU players to win national steals championships.
White still holds the NCAA career steals mark with 624, while Grice ranks fifth all-time in FAMU history with 273 steals.
Grice is the fourth Lady Rattler to have 100 or more steals in a season, joining April Manning (1988), Boston (1989, 1990, 1991) and White (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995), and the third to have at least two seasons (2013, 2014) with 100 or more takeaways.
In addition, Grice was a prolific scorer, with 1,796 career points in 103 games, ranking her third all-time on the FAMU charts, and her 25.2 scoring average this season is tops in the MEAC and fifth in Division One.
She is the only FAMU Women’s player to score 700 points in a season, finishing the 2014 campaign with 782 points after scoring 14 points in an 84-75 loss to Savannah (Ga.) State in the March 13 quarterfinal bout.
She scored 32 points in the opening game of the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament March 10, leading FAMU to an 86-58 victory over Delaware State on March 10.
The Monday before (March 3), Grice scored 40 points against Morgan State, the second 40-point game in her career, and it was her 10th game of 30 or more points in the last two seasons.
Grice will be continuing her basketball career in the next few weeks, travelling to Finland to play professionally.