Jackie Stiles is automatic, just like a machine -- a scoring machine that is.
Despite not playing at high-profile school or in a high-profile conference, Stiles has carved quite a niche for herself at Southwest Missouri State. She enters the season with a streak of 57 straight games scoring in double figures and has scored in double digits in all but two of the 94 games in her collegiate career.
Stiles returns as the the nation's leading scorer from a year ago, when she averaged 27.8 points per game. She poured in a school-record 56 points against Evansville in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, a total that also ranks as the fourth-best in NCAA Division I history.
Within reach for Stiles is the NCAA Division I career scoring record of 3,122 points held by Patricia Hoskins of Mississippi Valley State. Stiles needs 792 points to break it. Seem like a lot? She scored 890 last season and 823 the year before.