#34 Jami OaksJunior Guard/ForwardHeight: 5'9"
Hometown: South Fork, Pa. High School: Forest Hills
As a Lady Cat Jami became a key contributor to the Lady Cats’ success as a sophomore in 2004-05. She played in 26 of the 27 Pitt-Johnstown games last year and averaged 2.7 points and 1.5 rebounds per game off of Coach Gault’s bench. Jami finished her second season at Pitt-Johnstown shooting 41.1% (30-73) from the field, 31.8% (7-22) from three-point range and 50% (4-8) from the free-throw line. On Feb. 22, 2004, Jami scored nine points against Columbia Union (MD) College to set a career-high. She tied that this season when she scored nine points against Edinboro University in the championship game of the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cat Tournament on Dec. 30, 2004. She also pulled down career-highs of five rebounds against Pfeiffer (NC) University on Dec. 29, 2003 and five rebounds against Columbia Union Feb. 27, 2005. Through 41 games-played in her two-year Pitt-Johnstown career, Jami is averaging 2.1 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. She has made 38.7% (36-93) of her field goal attempts, 31.0% (9-29) of her three-point field goal attempts and 58.3% (7-12) of her free-throw attempts. Jami is one of the top-conditioned players on Coach Gault’s team. She has terrific ability. Jami can drive to the basket, shoot a 15-foot jump shot or hit the three-pointer. She is also a very quick, aggressive defensive player. Jami had good moments last season. As she gains more confidence, she will be an exciting player to watch. She needs to continue to play and gain more experience on the court. Jami is also a member of the Pitt-Johnstown Lady Cat cross country and track and field teams. She is the Lady Cats’ top cross country runner. She is the daughter of Thomas and Tammy Oaks.
At Forest Hills High School Jami was a 2003 team captain and three-year letter winner who ended her career with 920 points, 420 rebounds, 174 steals, 141 assists and 61 blocked shots. She is the third all-time leading scorer in school history. Jami also holds the all-time school record for points in a season with 457 set in 2003, and points in a game with 40 against Portage Area High School on December 17, 2002. Her 40 points broke a record that stood since 1979. Jami was the 2002 Most Valuable Player and three-time All-Tournament Team selection at the Art Burkett Memorial Tournament. She set the scoring record with 59 total points at the 2002 Art Burkett Memorial Tournament. Jami was a two-time All-Tournament Team selection at the Boswell Jaycees Holiday Tournament. In 1999, Jami was the bronze medalist and in 2000 the silver medalist at the AAU Western Pennsylvania Regional. In addition to basketball, Jami was a three-year track letter winner and one-year cross country letter winner. She placed 5th in the District VI High Jump. In the classroom, Jami was a member of the National Honor Society and Who’s Who in American High Schools. She was coached by Carol Cecere at Forest Hills High School.