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#44 Jennifer Warkenthien
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Willow Lake, S.D.
High School: Willow Lake High School
Experience: 3 Letters

Jennifer is in her fourth season in the starting lineup ... enters NCAA Tournament ranked 15th in career scoring with 1,316 points and also is two points shy from becoming the eighth different Jackrabbit player to score 500 points in a season ... her .813 free throw percentage heading into NCAA postseason play ranks as the best in school history ... elsewhere on the Jackrabbit career charts, she ranks sixth in rebounding (762), sixth in blocked shots (105) and ninth in free throws made (314) 

Has put together one of the finest all-around seasons in Jackrabbit women’s basketball history, entering the NCAA Tournament leading the team in scoring (15.1 ppg), rebounding (8.6 rpg), field goal percentage (.513), free throw percentage (.828), assists (2.3 apg), steals (1.5 spg) and blocked shots (1.2 bpg) ... named Summit League Player of the Year after averaging 17.2 points per game in conference play ... has posted 12 double-doubles for points and rebounds this season, including two in the Summit League Championship, collecting 16 points and 12 rebounds in semifinal win over IUPUI (3/9) and 23 points and 11 boards in championship game against Oakland (Mich.) (3/10) en route to tournament MVP honors ... was a perfect 20-for-20 from the free throw line in the league tournament, including 10-of-10 in championship game ... named Summit League Athlete of the month for January after scoring in double figures in all eight games and averaging 21.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game ... won three consecutive Summit League Player of the Week honors (1/20, 1/27, 2/3) ... matched career high with 29 points and added 13 rebounds in regular season victory against Oakland (1/31) ... tallied 28 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field at Southern Utah (1/17) ... scored in double figures in 25 of 33 games, including seven games with 20 or more points ... first double-double of season was 11-point, 13-rebound, seven-assist effort in home victory against Utah (11/20) ... began streak of four consecutive double-doubles with 21-point, 18-rebound performance against Montana in finale of Caribbean Challenge MTE in Cancun, Mexico (11/28) ... hit go-ahead three-pointer with 37 seconds remaining as Jackrabbits defeated Illinois, 62-60, in Cancun (11/27) ... became 26th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark, accomplishing the feat with 18 points at IPFW (1/3) ... honored on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team in February with a 3.89 grade-point average in early childhood education

Honored on all-Summit League First Team after ranking seventh in league in scoring and 10th in rebounding ... missed first seven games due to injury, but came back strong by reaching double figures for scoring in 18 of 23 games, including five games of 20-plus points ... came off the bench to score 24 points in losing effort at Valparaiso (Ind.) (12/16) ... marked return to starting lineup with 19 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots against Northern Iowa (12/29) ... scored career-high 29 points, making 11-of-16 free throws, in overtime victory at IPFW (2/4) ... named Summit League Player of the Week after posting double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds against North Dakota State ... closed season with 26-point outing in WNIT ... honored on Academic All-Summit League Team and Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence

Earned second-team all-Division I Independent honors after leading team in rebounding (6.0 rpg) and ranking second in scoring (9.7 ppg), free throw shooting (.811) and blocked shots (34) ... started all 31 games at forward ... posted pair of double-doubles: 14-point, 10-rebound outing at North Dakota State (2/3) and matched career highs with 20-point, 12-rebound performance at IPFW (3/1) ... closed out final week of regular season with 18 points and nine rebounds at NJIT (3/3) ... scored in double figures 17 times ... tallied double digits for first time during season with 13 points in home victory over Southern California (11/17) ... began stretch of four straight games scoring in double figures with 15-point night against Southern Illinois (12/9) ... made both three-point attempts en route to 12 points and nine rebounds against Colorado (12/13) ... reached 20-point mark for first time on 8-of-10 shooting from the field versus San Jose State (Calif.) (12/20) ...scored 13 points, including three-pointer down the stretch, in victory at Minnesota (1/14) ... scored 10 points, making 8-of-9 free throws, in WNIT victory versus Indiana (3/22) ... member of Division I Independent All-Academic Team

Started the first 16 games and 17 total, while appearing in all 28 games ... scored in double figures eight times and grabbed double-digit rebounds in two other games ... ranked second on team with 15 blocked shots ... also finished third on team with 140 rebounds and was fifth in scoring with an average of 7.1 points per game ... made 3-of-5 three-point attempts en route to season-high 13 points in home opener against Middle Tennessee State (12/2) ... reached double figures for first time in collegiate career with 11-point, six-rebound outing against UC Irvine (11/27) ... collected 11 points and seven rebounds in home win against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (12/4) ... helped seal upset victory at Wisconsin with two free throws in closing seconds (12/8) ... blocked three shots in home game against Texas State (12/16) ... narrowly missed double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds at Long Beach State (Calif.) (12/30) ... hauled down season-best 12 boards while coming off the bench for the first time in victory over IPFW (1/19) ... scored 11 points in road victories over D-I Independent opponents Texas-Pan American (2/11), North Dakota State (2/18) and IPFW (2/24) ... also grabbed eight rebounds in win at IPFW ... closed out freshman campaign with 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists versus Central State (Ohio) (3/3)

Impressive list of accomplishments included being named the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year and Gatorade State Player of the Year in 2005 ... averaged 23 points and 12.6 rebounds per game as a junior at Willow Lake High School, then posted averages of 20.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.6 steals per game as a senior under the direction of coach Butch Brenden ... shot 53. 6 percent from the field ... three-time Class B all-state honoree, who earned second-team recognition in 2003 and first-team honors in 2004 and 2005 ... honored with the Spirit of Su Award at 2005 Class B state tournament, where she led Willow Lake to second consecutive runner-up finish and earned all-tournament honors for second time ... also received “Elite 15” recognition from the South Dakota High School Activities Association ... career totals included 1,795 points and 1,001 rebounds ... played at club level with South Dakota Solid Gold squad ... school-record holder in the high jump who placed in the top five at Class B state meet four times, with runner-up finish as a freshman ... also competed in volleyball ... class valedictorian and member of the National Honor Society

Career stats vs. Summit League opponents
vs. Centenary: 4 games: 14 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 22 minutes per game
vs. IPFW: 8 games: 16.75 ppg, 8 rpg, 34 minutes per game
vs. IUPUI: 5 games: 14.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 28 minutes per game
vs. North Dakota State: 4 games:
vs. Oakland: 5 games: 17.4 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 28.4 minutes per game
vs. Oral Roberts: 5 games: 8.8 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 24.2 minutes per game
vs. Southern Utah: 4 games: 17.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 22.3 minutes per game
vs. UMKC: 4 games: 14.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 25.3 minutes per game
vs. Western Illinois