Action Sports Spotlight - Jessica Thompson

By Brendan O'Reilly

July 22, 2010 Updated Apr 15, 2008 at 11:59 PM EDT

" There was a campus wide email, and that's how it started."
And with that a new career was born.
After serving with the Army reserves in Operation Iraqi Freedom 3, Binghamton native Jessica Thompson returned home.
She said she always wanted to go the college route, and quickly adjusted to life on campus. Then she realized she needed something more.
Jessica says," I was deans list 2 straight semesters and needed to have fun."
Starting a sport is one thing. But starting one she had never played before in her life was quite another.
Coach Dave Bollinger says, "we had practice about every day over the winter and she just got better through hard work."

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