Bouncing Back

By Jordan Cornet


J ordan Webster has always considered basketball a crucial part of her life. Deeply influenced by her family’s basketball legacy, she followed in the footsteps of her father and brother and has been playing the sport since she was a little girl. She credits basketball with instilling in her the values of hard work and teamwork. Despite sustaining significant injuries in high school and her second year of college — resulting in two hip and two foot surgeries and forcing her to sit on the sidelines for long stretches of the season — Webster said each of these setbacks have only deepened her appreciation for the sport and ability to continue playing. Rounding out her final season as a Highlander earlier this year, Webster was twice named Big West Player of the Week, led The Big West in scoring average, and became the 20th member to join UCR’s 1,000-point club, with a career total of 1,257 points.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Webster is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in business management at UCR and hopes to harness her education and experience playing basketball in pursuit of a career in player relations with the NBA. She believes having been a Division 1 athlete herself increases her capacity to connect with players on a deeper level and will help enhance team dynamics. Webster advises young women aiming for D1 basketball to focus on balance, perseverance, and determination, noting overcoming her own challenges has taught her resilience and the value of dedication and given her a deeper understanding of her own strengths.

Jordan Webster





HIGHLIGHTS (2023-24)
  • Reached 1,000 career points in January
  • All-Big West First Team
  • Two-time, back-to-back Big West Player of the Week
  • Led The Big West in scoring average at 16.9 points per game
  • Started all 32 games played, averaging 17.1 points per game
  • 31-point career high game vs. CSU Bakersfield on Jan. 18

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The sense of achievement and gratitude I feel now is immense, making every moment of struggle and every step of the comeback incredibly rewarding.”



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