The Miss Basketball candidate is averaging 32.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 5.5 steals per game. She is shooting 49 percent from the field, 38 percent from 3-point range and 76 percent from the foul line.
The 5-foot-5 point guard has faced a wide array of defensive game plans designed to slow and wear her down, while at the same time she also bears a heavy burden of helping her undersized team rebound the basketball. Despite this, her outstanding fitness level allows her to never leave the court in close games.
Not only does Jennings put up impressive numbers on the court, she does so in the classroom as well. She has a 4.2 GPA and is ranked seventh in her senior class.
Jennings was assigned the No. 15 jersey before her freshman season.
“My freshman year is just kind of what I got handed, so I stuck with it. I definitely think I’m going to continue at Iowa,” she said.
Her brother Matthew is a freshman player on the boys team wearing No. 15 in tribute to his sister.
“I didn’t really know this winter that Matthew was going to wear it, so he got that number, too,” Jennings said. “So that made me really happy to see him out there wearing that number.”
No. 15 is synonymous for an exciting brand of basketball for the Berries, and Jennings will take her elite skills and athleticism to Iowa next year.
“I’m really excited for the next four years. I know it’s a great fit for me. I definitely know I made the right decision, so I’m anxious to get out there this summer and start,” she said. “But we’ve got some unfinished business to take care of here.”
The Berries have five games left on their regular-season schedule, four on the road, including games at Richmond, Huntington North, Winamac and Muncie Central. The Class 4A McCutcheon Sectional will begin play on Feb. 11.