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2012 Miss. Indiana Basketball, Miami of Ohio Alumni former Knight.

Rupright recalls great memories during her time at Norwell


Jessica Rupright finished her basketball career at Norwell High School as one of the most dominating and accomplished players in the program’s elusive history.

With career averages of 15.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, to go along with the coveted title of Indiana Miss Basketball (2012), Rupright is remembered by many for her legendary individual accomplishments.

Equally impressive, though, are the exploits of the squad as whole, during Rupright’s tenure

From the 2009 season through the 2012 campaign, the Lady Knights grabbed an almost unbelievable 84 victories against a mere 10 defeats, won two sectional titles and finished the 2010 regular season undefeated.

“I have so many great memories from high school”, conveyed Jessica.

Recalling her name being immortalized along side the names of other Indiana basketball royalty, Rupright said “This was a goal I set when I was in sixth grade and to achieve it was an amazing feeling and accomplishment.”


A goal that was no doubt fueled by the example laid out for her by her older brother.

“He is someone I have always looked up to even when I was younger. He has always followed his dreams and accomplished any goal he has set for himself. I try and keep the same strong mentality he has of goal setting and determined to achieve my goals”, explained the Jessica.

Exhibiting just how much of a family affair her time at Norwell was, the daughter of Dan and Brenda Rupright revealed, “Another memory would be when my cousin Hanna Smith hit the game winner shot against Homestead her freshman year and my senior year”.

The Ossian native continued her hardwood heroics at division 1 Miami University (Ohio), graduating in 2016 with a degree in Kinesiology

From there, she ventured onto the University of Cincinnati, obtaining her master’s degree in 2017.

Currently a Wellness Coordinator and Group Fitness Instructor for Tri Health Hospital in Cincinnati, Jessica has plans to marry her fiance Blake Cox, later this year.

However, as she puts it, “Things have

changed with a lovely pandemic adding to the planning process. Other than the wedding, my fiance and I would love to move out west at some point in our lives.”


When she isn’t busy at work or planning her approaching nuptials, Jessica likes to stay active by hiking, kayaking, reading, and spending time in the kitchen expanding her culinary talents.




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