Michigan State Reps attend official State Qualifier tournaments to award Golden Ticket invites to the top two finishing teams at each grade and to answer any questions from coaches and families. Please say "hello" when you see them!
Marissa is a recent graduate of Northwood University where she majored in marketing. She started playing basketball in the third grade and was a varsity standout through high school. When her high school career ended, her love for the game led her to coaching for Big Rapids AAU as well as a 7th grade girls team. Marissa has a huge passion for basketball and is excited to take part in the State Championship event!
Jacob is originally from Oswego, Illinois but currently lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He graduated from Eureka College in 2019 where he earned a BS in Business Administration and Sports Management. He played for Oswego High School all four years and played his freshman year at Eureka College on the men’s basketball team before switching over to coaching. He spent his final two years in college on the sidelines, where the team saw back-to-back conference tournament appearances, and its first ever NCAA Division III Tournament appearance. He is currently a Marketing Consultant but wants to stay around the game he grew up loving. In his free time, he loves to hang out with his fiancé, dog and cat, watch basketball, play video games with his friends and visit his family in Illinois.
Jessica was born in Mineral Point , WI, where she led Mineral Point High School to its first state title in 2016. She then became a starting center for Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI for four consecutive years. She was an all conference offensive and defensive player and was named Female Athlete of the Year at Northern Michigan University her senior year. She is pursuing a career in Veterinary Technology and has aspirations to either continue playing basketball at the next level or coaching youth and/or high school girls basketball. Jessica loves animals and you can find her reading or catching the sunrise and sunset in her free time!