2007: As a Sophomore placed 7th in her first meet the WCU invitational with a time of 12:37.6 and finished 22nd in the Catamount Classic with a time of 16:17.5.
2006-2007: Was named to the NCAA Southeast Division II All-Conference Cross Country team...Ran a personal best 18:50 in the 5K.
2005-2006: Ran a time of 2:33 in the 800-meter run.
High School: Was a three-time Regional Qualifier in the 800-meter run, placing 6th as a senior...Was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that qualified for Regionals...Named Cross Country Most Valuable Runner as a senior...Ran for Coach Walt Fletcher.
Personal: Full name is Jessica Leah Nicholson...Daughter of Furman and Cathy Nicholson...has two siblings, Lauren and Andrew.