Jenna Friedrich joined the South Dakota State University
athletic staff as the Assistant Athletic Director for budgets in 2007.
Jenna provides supervision of the Jackrabbit athletic
department budget and accounting staff and is responsible for verifying and
signing off on day-to-day expenditures. She also helps coaches and staff build
and maintain their yearly budget and ensures that all decisions are fiscally
Before joining the Jackrabbit staff, Jenna served as senior budget
analyst for the state of South Dakota from 2005-08. During her three years in that
position, she oversaw the budgets of various state agencies, including the
Board of Regents, the departments of Social Services, health, labor and Public
As a budget analyst, Jenna reviewed agencies' yearly budgets
and made changes, presented a fiscally sound budget to the governor, and lobbied
the governor's budget to the South Dakota State Legislature.
A Brookings native, Jenna graduated from South Dakota State
University in 2004 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Economics and
Jenna and her husband, Colin, live in Brookings with their two boys,
Tane and Cooper. In her spare time,
Jenna enjoys spending time with her family, cheering for the Jackrabbits and
remodeling her 100-year-old farmhouse with her husband.