| Jae Cross
Jae Cross is her second season as an assistant basketball with the Rice Owls, after serving two campaigns as director of basketball operations.
"Rice is a special place to me and I am truly grateful to coach Greg Williams and the administration for providing me with this opportunity," said Cross. "Being able to do something you love everyday is a great feeling and I am very excited and look forward to working with our student-athletes."
Cross played professionally for the WNBA's Detroit Shock (2001-04) and San Antonio Silver Stars (2006) in addition to being a team representative for the Phoenix Mercury (2004-05).
She also was a member of the Australian national team for 12 years (1995-2006) and won a bronze medal at the 2002 FIBA World Championship. The Australians claimed a pair of Oceania Gold Medals in 2003 and 2005 en route to qualifying for the Olympics.
In 2008, Jae was proudly inducted into her home town of Canberra's Sports Hall of Fame.
Cross began her playing career at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in 1993. She received the R.E. Stauton Award, which is given to the women's basketball most outstanding player in 1994. She then played for the Adelaide Lightning of the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL). The Lightning won a trio of national championships in 1995, 1996 and 1998.
Jae and her husband, Tom Cross, live in Houston with their three daughters, Jenisha (12), Taylor (7), and Cale (2).
Cross' WNBA Statistics