Iowa already has a strong program in place so Jennings is going to a school where no major rebuild is in need and where there is already a large fanbase that supports the women’s basketball program.
“They have a good team every single year. They’re the only Big Ten team that made the last six NCAA Tournaments,” Jennings said. “I just think she’s constantly recruiting good players and every year they work hard and have a great team.”
Logansport held a signing party for Jennings on Wednesday at the high school. Principal Matt Jones spoke at the event. He pointed out the good-sized crowd in attendance which included a number of young girls basketball players that look up to Jennings.
Jones recalled being the assistant principal/athletic director at Lincoln Middle School when he saw a little third grade girl dribbling the ball around and making shots at halftime of a girls game Whitney’s older sister Shannon was playing in.
“Right then and there you could tell she had an amazing talent for basketball,” Jones said.
The Logansport principal said the LHS seal has written on it Loyalty, Honor and Service.
“Whitney Jennings epitomizes those three words,” Jones said. “Loyalty to LHS. Honor, obviously she’s very honorable. And service. Service to school and service above self.”
Jones added Jennings will be an All-North Conference selection in three sports all four years of high school which might be a first in Logansport history. He said she is also ranked seventh in her class academically, showing her dedication in the classroom and ability to balance school and sports.
“I’m very proud of Whitney and everything that she has contributed to the LHS community and to the community of Logansport in general,” Jones said. “She’s a great leader and a great teammate and is always the first to go up and pat a teammate on the back for doing something they have done very well on the court. We are just really proud of Whitney and all of her accomplishments and looking forward to this upcoming season starting Friday night against McCutcheon.”