Jesseca Cross is considered one of, if the not the, greatest dual sport student-athletes ever at the University of Wyoming.
Cross came to Wyoming on a basketball scholarship from Powell, Wyo. She left her mark on Cowgirl basketball history. Her 125 three-point field goals ranked second all-time and 616 rebounds is ninth all-time. She is also in the top ten in assists (8th), field goal attempts (8th), field goals (9th), steals (10th) and three-point field attempts (2nd).
As a track athlete, Cross was a three-time All-American in 1998 in the indoor and outdoor shot put and 20-pound weight She was the first Cowgirl All-American since 1983.
While competing at Wyoming, Cross had top marks of 57' 1/2" in the shot put, 62' 10 1/2" in the 20-pound weight throw, 167' 8 1/2" in the discus and 185' 10 1/2" in the hammer throw. She also owns the top five marks in Cowgirl history in the indoor and outdoor shot put and hammer throw.
Cross still actively trains and participates in the shot put, 20-pound weight, discus and hammer. She placed fourth at the 1999 World University Games in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in the shot put. She has improved her personal bests to 62' 10 3/4" in the shot put, which is the second-best in the world and 73' 3" in the 20-pound weight, second all-time.
She will be in charge of women's equipment and will help with Wyoming's current throwers.
As an award for her accomplishments both on and off the floor, Cross was named the 1996-97 NCAA Woman of the Year for the State of Wyoming.