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Inductee Profile

Jessica Emerson-Kunz


A 1988 graduate of Rice Lake High School, Jessie earned 11 varsity letters for the Warriors in basketball, softball and volleyball. In basketball, she was voted MVP in both her senior and junior years as the Warriors were 17 & 3 all in 1987-88 and 18 & 3 all in 1986-87. She was first team all-Jessica Kunzconference in her senior season averaging 15 points per game and scoring 31 points in one game good for third on the school’s all-time list. She averaged 15.4 points as a junior and 12.5 points per game as a sophomore. In softball, Jessie lettered all four years. She was co-captain and 1st team all-conference her senior year and was a leading hitter all four years. Jessie helped lead the Warriors to four conference championships with a combined record of 34 & 4 and 54 & 13 in all games. In tournament playing against Division I competition she was on three regional championships in 1986 through 1988. In volleyball, Jessie was team MVP in both her senior and junior years. She was the leading spiker as a sophomore and junior and was the leading digger her senior and sophomore seasons. Jessie was awarded the ‘Most Outstanding Athlete’ award by the Jaycees for females during the 1987-88 school year. After high school, she attended UW-Barron County where she played basketball and volleyball. Since 1984, Jessie has played women’s slowpitch in Rice Lake. She and her husband Kurt currently reside in the Rice Lake area.

Jessica Emerson-Kunz
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