Jackie Beene McBride Athlete Profile

#22 Jackie Beene McBride

Position: Forward Height: 6-0 Roster Years: 1978-1982 Hometown: Clearfield, UT Hall of Fame: 1999

  • 1999 Women's Basketball




All-America

  • 1980 AWSF Honorable Mention
  • 1981 AWSF First Team
  • 1982 AWSF Third Team
  • 1982 Basketball Weekly Third Team

1999 Hall of Fame Inductee

As a talented senior at Utah's Clearfield High, Jackie Beene was asked to chose where she wanted to continue her basketball career. Four years and 2,249 points later, everyone associated with BYU Athletics was glad she choose Brigham Young University.

During her basketball career at BYU, Jackie was asked what made her decide to become a Cougar. Her response - "I came to BYU because I saw that on and off the court, BYU's players looked and acted like ladies. The girls at some of the other schools looked and acted more like men." - speaks volumes about the 6-0 forward/guard and the university she has represented so well.

At BYU, the two-time Wade Trophy candidate was a three-time American Women's Sports Federation All-American (Honorable Mention, 1980; First Team, 1981; Second Team, 1982), who also received All-America honors from Basketball Weekly and was named First Team All-Conference in 1980, 1981, and 1982.

When she finished her eligibility at BYU she was only the second female player ever to score more than 2,000 points as a Cougar. Only one female athlete, Tina Gunn, reached this remarkable plateau before Jackie, and only one additional player, Tresa Spaulding, has achieved it since.

McBride left the Cougars ranked third all-time in single season scoring (728), second all-time in career scoring (2,249), second in career scoring average (18.1 ppg), second in career rebounds (680), and second in career steals (240). Through her career she played in 124 games, the most ever by a Cougar.

During her sophomore and junior seasons she led BYU to two conference titles, culminating with a 24-13 record and a third place national finish in 1982, the program's highest finish ever. In that magical season's National Women's Invitational Tournament, McBride was named to the All-Tournament Team.

In the midst of all that scoring, Jackie married her high school sweetheart, Brent McBride, whose love and support she affirms has been a tremendous part of her success. Following her playing career, Jackie continued to assist the program by serving as an assistant coach to Dr. Courtney Leishman. She completed her family science degree at BYU in 1984.

Since leaving the university, McBride has cherished many roles, including wife and mother. She has been actively involved as a coach, as a leader in her church's Young Women's program, and as a community volunteer with the Block Home and area swimming programs.

At BYU

  • Two-time Wade Trophy Finalist – 1981-82
  • Named to the Basketball Weekly’s Women All-America Third Team – 1982
  • AWSF (American Women’s Sports Federation) First Team All-America – 1981
  • AWSF All-America Honorable Mention - 1980
  • Kodak All-America Nominee – 1981
  • Ranked 8th in field goal percentage among all players (52.2) - 1979
  • Ranked 9th in National Scoring Statistics (22.5 ppg) – 1981
  • Ranked 29th nationally in scoring averaging 21.4 points per game - 1982
  • Ranked 9th in points per field goal attempted among all backcourt players (1.23) – 1979
  • Second women’s basketball player at BYU to score more than 2,000 points – 1982
  • Kodak All-Region VII Team – 1981
  • AWSF National Player of the Week – January 1981
  • Three-time IAC (Intermountain Athletic Conference) Western Division First Team – 1980-82
  • Two-time AIAW Region VII All-Tournament Team – 1980-81
  • Three-time Copper Classic All-Tournament Team – 1980-82
  • Copper Classic Most Valuable Player – 1981
  • Central Missouri Invitational All-Tournament Team – 1981
  • Dial Classic All-Tournament Team – 1982
  • Utah State Invitational All-Tournament Team - 1982
  • Lady Griz Insurance Classic Most Valuable Player – 1981
  • Lady Griz Insurance Classic All-Tournament Team – 1981
  • 2,191 total points, ranks third all-time
  • 680 rebounds, rank seventh all-time
  • 390 assists, rank ninth all-time
  • 293 steals, rank third all-time
  • 92 blocks rank fifth all-time
  • Crowd Pleaser award from Cougar Club in 1981
  • Outstanding Senior Female Athlete award from Cougar Club in 1982
  • Inducted into the BYU Fall of Fame in November 1999
  • Graduated from BYU in 1984 with a degree in family sciences and child development

After BYU

  • Assistant women’s basketball coach at BYU – 1983-84
  • Leader in Young Women’s program
  • Community Volunteer in Block Home Program
  • Community Volunteer in area swimming programs


1978-1979 | Freshman Year

  • Averaged 10.6 points and 4.0 rebounds per game

1979-1980 | Sophomore Year

  • First Team All-Conference
  • American Women's Sports Federation All-American Honorable Mention
  • Averaged 18.1 points per game

1980-1981 | Junior Year

  • First Team All-Conference
  • American Women's Sports Federation All-American First Team
  • AIAW Region VII All-Tournament Team
  • Averaged 22.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.8 steals per game

1981-1982 | Senior Year

  • First Team All-Conference
  • American Women's Sports Federation All-American Second Team
  • Basketball Weekly All-American Third Team
  • AIAW Region VII All-Tournament Team
  • Kodak All-District VII Team
  • Averaged 20.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game