|High School:||Anthony Wayne|
2011-12 Season: Ricketts was a huge presence as a freshman as she finished second on the team in scoring and fifth in rebounding. Her totals included 13.1 points, six rebounds, 1.6 assists and one steal per game. She also blocked 11 shots while starting 26 of 31 games. Ricketts tied for second on the team in field goal percentage at 44.8 percent and scored 413 points during the season. Following her freshman year, Ricketts was named Honorable Mention All-OCCAC.
Prior to Owens: Ricketts was a member of the soccer, volleyball and basketball teams at Anthony Wayne, where she focused solely on basketball after her sophomore year. As a junior, Ricketts was named First Team All-Northern Lakes League for head coach Justin Zemanski. As a senior, she was named First Team All-NLL, First Team All-District 7, AP Second Team All-District, AP All-Ohio Honorable Mention, Toledo Blade Top 25, All-Maumee Mirror, and was a participant in the Ohio-Indiana Border War game. Academically, Ricketts was an NLL All-Academic selection and earned her school's Five Star General of the Month award. Her greatest personal sports thrill was winning the district title her senior year.
Personal: Emma-Jean is the daughter of Par and Monique Ricketts.