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Conard Grad Scores Milestone 1,000th Point of College Career

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Jessica Shepherd, a 2012 graduate of West Hartford’s Conard High School, passed the 1,000-point mark in her college basketball career.

Jessica Shepherd (no. 10) is congratulated by her Mitchell College teammates after reaching the 1,000-point milestone on Valentine's Day. Courtesy of Mitchell College Sports Information Office

Jessica Shepherd (no. 10) is congratulated by her Mitchell College teammates after reaching the 1,000-point milestone on Valentine’s Day. Courtesy of Mitchell College Sports Information Office

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Jessica Shepherd, a senior captain of the women’s basketball team at Mitchell College in New London and a 2012 Conard graduate, scored her 1,000th point during a 64-59 victory over Newbury on Valentine’s Day.

Shepherd, who scored 19 points during the win, needed 13 to reach the milestone. She is the third player to achieve this honor since the program moved to Division III.

Shepherd was a captain and all-league player while at Conard. She graduated as the program’s leader for career 3-pointers with 88.

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