Jessica Fouche
Jessica Fouche


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Good Counsel

Last College:


2006 Highlights: UIC's top performer during the indoor season in the 55-, 60- and 200-meter dash...was twice named Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week (1/10, 2/7)...broke her own school record in the 200-meter dash at the Horizon League Indoor Championships with a time of 25.20, which was good for a fourth-place finish...notched eight individual event titles during the indoor season...won the 55-, 200- and 400-meter dashes at the Lewis Invite on Feb. 11th...kicked off the year with victories in the 55- and 200-meter races at the Chicago Opener on Jan. 7th.

2005 Highlights:Won the 400-meter dash for the second-straight year at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships with a time of 55.95...took home the 200-meter dash title at the Butler Twilight with a time of 24.95...raced to a pair of first-place finishes in both the 200-meter dash (24.56) and 400-meter dash (55.16) at the Wheaton Invitational...earned a pair of second-place marks in the 200-meter dash (25.02) and as a member of the school-record, setting 4x400 relay (3:553.51)...captured the 200-meter dash (25.52) title and added a third-place mark in the 400-meter dash (58.51) at the Jerry England Invitational...did not participate in the indoor campaign.

2004 Highlights: Was the lone female to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Regional Championships by virtue of her victories in both the 200-meter and 400-meter dash at the Horizon League Championships...recorded a personal-best of 24.28 in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Regionals...set a Horizon League Meet record in both the 200-meter dash (24.49) and 400-meter dash (55.37)...also ran the anchor leg of the school-record 4x100 (47.31) and 4x400 (3:55.89) relay teams at the Horizon League Championships...set a school-record in the 100-meter outdoor dash (12.16) by almost a second at the Big Blue Classic...placed third overall in the indoor 55-meter dash (7.42) at the Chicago Pentangular...won the indoor 55-meter dash (7.36), ran a leg of the winning 4x400 relay (4:12.40) and finished third in the 400-meter dash (1:03.03) at the Lewis Qualifier...finished second in the indoor 200-meter dash (26.04) at the Lewis Invitational...rolled to a second-place finish in the indoor 200-meter dash with a team-season best times of 25.48 and third overall in the 55-meter dash (7.26) at the UW-Milwaukee Quadrangular...captured four top-three finishes at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in the 200-meter dash (2nd, 25.58), 60-meter dash (3rd, 7.78), 400-meter dash (3rd, 57.71) and ran a leg of the third-place 4x400 relay (4:02.79)...finished fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.59 at the Alex Wilson Invitational...picked up four first-place finishes at the Elmhurst Outdoor Invitational in the 100-meter dash (12.43), 200-meter dash (24.97) while running the anchor legs in both the 4x100 (47.99) and 4x400 (3:57.62) relays...placed second overall in the 100-meter dash (12.33) and ran the anchor leg of the third-place 4x100 (47.8) relay team at the Butler Twilight...earned first-place finishes in the 200-meter dash (24.31) and 400-meter dash (55.96) at the North Central Invitational.

Prior to UIC: Transferred from Iowa...redshirted as a a sophomore, won the 60-meter dash and was a member of the winning 1,600-relay team at the Hawkeye Indoor Open...placed 3rd in the 60-meter dash at Minnesota Invite...finished 2nd in the 200-meter run at the Panther Invite... placed 5th at Big Ten Indoor Championships as a member of the 4X4 relay team...qualified for the Regional meet as a member on the 4X4 and 4X1 relays...Member of 4X4 which placed 2nd at Texas Southern Relays...Member of 4X1 relay which placed 4th at Drake Relays.

Prep/Personal: Four-time GCAC All-Conference, All-Section and three-time All-State selection in track and field...holds the GCAC record in the 400-meter dash...was a three-time All-State selection...holds Good Counsel records in 100 (11.7), 200 (24.0) and 400-meter dash (54.7), along with 4x100 and sprint medley...was the fifth person in state history to win 100, 200 and 400-meter dash at the state championships...named `Who's Who Among American High School Students' for three years...named to the Academic All-Conference team...placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 200 and 400-meter dash at the Junior National Olympics...four-time track and two-time cross country MVP...daughter of Herve and Carol Fouche...born January 30, 1983...major is English/Writing.

Career Best Indoor Times
55-Meter Dash:  7.26 (2/21/04) **SCHOOL RECORD**
60-Meter Dash: 7.78 (2/29/04) **SCHOOL RECORD**
200-Meter Dash: 25.20 (2/25/06) **SCHOOL RECORD**
400-Meter Dash: 57.71 (2/29/04) **SCHOOL RECORD**

Career Best Outdoor Times 100-Meter Dash: 12.16 (4/3/04) **SCHOOL RECORD** 200-Meter Dash: 24.28 (5/29/04) 400-Meter Dash: 55.16 (4/16/05)