SAGINAW, Mich. – Virginia women’s basketball assistant coach Tori Jankoska was formally inducted into the Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame at the Horizons Conference Center in Saginaw Township, Michigan Sunday afternoon (Nov. 5).
Jankoska was a four-time all-state player for Freeland High School from 2010-13 where she scored a Saginaw County record 2,333 career points, also good for No. 9 all-time in the state of Michigan. For her high school career, Jankoska averaged 24.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.6 steals. Her senior year, she was crowned Michigan’s Miss Basketball and the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year.
Upon graduating from Freeland, Jankoska played four seasons at Michigan State (2013-17) where she became the program record holder in career points (2,212), field goals made (707), 3-pointers made (320), and finished second in assists (489). At MSU, she averaged 16.9 points per game, including 22.6 points per game her senior year.
Jankoska was selected ninth overall by the Chicago Sky in the 2017 WNBA Draft and later played for the Polish basketball team, Basket Gdynia.
Prior to her arrival at Virginia in 2022, Jankoska served as assistant coach for three seasons (2019-22) at Missouri State under current UVA head coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton. Jankoska and the Lady Bears made back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances (2021-22), including a Sweet 16 run in 2021.
Jankoska was one of eight Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame inductees, which also included Jason Richardson, a two-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion and fellow Michigan State alum.