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Feb 07, 2021

Clemson Athletics Black History: Jessica Barr

Jessica Barr might be regarded as the greatest transfer in Clemson history regardless of sport.  Barr played her first two years of college basketball at Georgia, then transferred to Clemson and became eligible for the 1992-93 season.

After averaging 10 points a game that year, she blossomed and became  a Kodak All-American as a senior in 1993-94, just the second first-team Kodak All-American in school history.  The native of Batesburg, SC was named the ACC Player of the year in 1994 when she scored 594 points and a 19.8 average, helping Clemson to a #22 final national ranking and a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Barr was honored by the state of South Carolina Hall of Fame that spring as well, winning South Carolina Amateur Athlete of the Year honors.

She received another great honor in 2003 when she was named to the ACC 50-Year Anniversary team.

After her playing days were over, she went into coaching in her hometown of Batesburg.