Rylie

Cascio Jensen

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Guard
Height: 5'10"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Fremont, Neb.
High School: Fremont
Major: Pre-Dentistry

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)
  • Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year (2016)
  • First-Team All-Nebraska (Omaha World-Herald, 2016)
  • First-Team Super-State (Lincoln Journal Star, 2016)
  • Second-Team Super-State (Lincoln Journal Star, 2015)
  • Second-Team All-Nebraska (Omaha World-Herald, 2015)
  • First-Team Nebraska Class A (2016)
  • Second-Team Nebraska Class A (2015)
  • Honorable-Mention Nebraska Class A (2014)
  • Fremont Optimist Club Student of the Year
  • Fremont Optimist Club Business Student of the Year

Freshman (2016-17)
Nebraska Gatorade High School Player-of-the-Year Rylie Cascio Jensen (pronounced CASH-ee-O) was a late addition to the Husker program after the April 2016 hiring of Coach Amy Williams.

Cascio Jensen, a 5-10 guard out of Fremont High School, appeared in all 29 games for the Huskers as a true freshman, averaging 2.3 points, 0.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.

She produced the best game of her young career with 15 points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field with a pair of threes and a career-best 7-for-7 performance at the free throw line against Penn State.

Cascio Jensen added a three-pointer and a pair of free throws against Michigan (Jan. 22). She hit 11 consecutive free throws to close the season and led the Huskers with her .824 free throw percentage on the season.

She produced six points, two rebounds and three assists in a win over San Jose State (Dec. 9), and followed with two points and career highs of five assists and four rebounds in a loss at Creighton (Dec. 18).

Cascio Jensen also had six points in a win over Omaha (Nov. 22), when she hit a pair of second-half threes. She also grabbed the first two steals of her career against the Mavs.

She had five points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal against No. 3 Maryland (Jan. 4).

Cascio Jensen scored three points and dished out three assists in each of Nebraska’s games at the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas (Nov. 25-26). She added three points on her only shot attempt, while adding two assists against California (Dec. 4).

Before Nebraska
Cascio Jensen earned Gatorade Nebraska High School Player-of-the-Year honors as a senior in 2015-16 after averaging 22.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.6 steals per game for Fremont High School. She led the Tigers to the state tournament as a senior, as Fremont finished with a 20-4 record.

Cascio Jensen transferred to Fremont prior to her sophomore season to begin playing with 2013 and 2014 Gatorade Nebraska High School Player of the Year and current Husker Jessica Shepard. Cascio Jensen, who was a club teammate of Shepard's beginning in fourth grade, spent her freshman season at Bellevue East, while Shepard played for Lincoln Southeast as a freshman and sophomore.

Cascio Jensen and Shepard led an instant turnaround in the Tiger program, as Fremont earned a state tournament berth and finished with a 22-4 record in 2013-14. Fremont went 8-16 in 2012-13, before the arrival of Cascio Jensen and Shepard.

As a sophomore, Cascio Jensen earned honorable-mention Class A all-state accolades, before adding second-team All-Nebraska and second-team Class A honors as a junior in 2014-15.
Cascio Jensen became the focal point of the Fremont attack as a junior in 2014-15, after Shepard was sidelined by an ACL injury in December of 2014. Although Shepard was averaging 33.0 points and 14.3 rebounds prior to her injury, Cascio Jensen stepped up to lead the Tigers to a 16-7 record while finishing just one game short of a second straight Class A state tournament berth. Cascio Jensen closed the season by averaging 19.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

Personal
The daughter of Scott and Robyn Cascio Jensen, Rylie Cascio Jensen was born March 2, 1998. She plans to be a pre-med major at Nebraska with the ultimate goal of being an orthodontist. She was a member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2017, and earned a spot on the 2017 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

She was the Fremont Optimist Club Student of the Year in 2015-16, and she was also named Fremont's Business Student of the Year. She maintained nearly a 3.9 GPA in high school and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society.

Cascio Jensen came to Nebraska after originally signing with South Dakota. She also was recruited heavily by Wyoming, Wake Forest and Drake among others.

"I just think Coach Williams builds great relationships with her players," Cascio Jensen said. "You know she's going to fight for you on the floor. I grew up going to Husker games and following the team. With Coach Williams going there, everything just fell into place."

Five Facts About Rylie
1. Rylie's grandpa Cascio named a race horse after her called Point Guard Rylie.
2. Rylie loves turtles. When she was 5 years old, she snuck a baby turtle home from Florida in
her pocket.
3. Her favorite color is lime green.
4. She was deathly afraid of mascots when she was little.
5. Rylie played soccer and volleyball in high school.

Cascio Jensen's Career Statistics

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

PF-D

A

TO

Blk

ST

Pts-Avg.

2016-17

29-0

19-61

.311

16-49 

.327

14-17 

.824

23-0.8 

25-0

36

33 

9

68-2.3

Career

29-0

19-61

.311

16-49

.327

14-17

.824

23-0.8

25-0

36

33

9

68-2.3

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