Perez, a 5-5 guard, averaged 8.1 points per game for Americas High School in El Paso, Texas, during her senior year.
“Jackie will add depth to our perimeter for the 2014-2015 season,” said Brooke Stoehr. “She has very good court vision and awareness,”
She averaged 3.2 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.1 rebounds a contest, and shot 40 percent from the field and 35 percent from behind the 3-point arc in her final campaign.
“Jackie plays well in the open court and has the ability to shoot the 3-pointer,” said Stoehr. “We look for her to bring tremendous energy and aggressiveness to the court each day.”
“I chose NSU because it was a great opportunity for me to compete at the Division I level and have a chance to help build on the championship season they just had,” said Perez.
Northwestern State finished its best season in a decade after a Southland Conference Tournament championship and appearance in the NCAA Tournament in March. The Lady Demons finished with a 21-13 record and took down the first, second and fifth seeds to take the league crown.
“I was able to experience the season through watching my sister, Janelle, and really wanted to be a part of something special,” said Perez. “I feel like I will bring great energy, quickness and toughness to the team.”
Janelle, who was the Stoehrs’ first signee when they accepted NSU’s coach position before the 2012-13 season, averaged 10.1 points and 4.2 assists per game last season.