Monday, January 23, 2012

Following Record-Breaking Performance, Jenkins Named A-10 POW

St. Bonaventure University Athletic News
January 23, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Following a week in which she broke the Atlantic 10 Conference record for career 3-pointers made, St. Bonaventure senior Jessica Jenkins has been named the A-10 Player of the Week for Monday, Jan. 23.

Jenkins knocked down six 3-pointers in a winning effort at Charlotte Saturday night, the fifth one surpassing the record mark of 291. The Ohio native now has 293 career 3's, besting previous record holders Suzie Dailer (St. Bona '95) and George Washington's Cathy Jones. Among active players, she owns the second-most 3-pointers in the entire nation.

The guard averaged 20.5 points, including 10 3-pointers, over SBU's two games last week. She finished with a game-high 23 points against the 49ers, helping the Bonnies erase a 13-point second-half deficit to move into sole possession of first place in the league. She started the week with a team-best 18 points, including four 3's, in Bonaventure's 75-59 win against Richmond. Also against the Spiders, she pulled down four rebounds – one shy of tying her career high in that category.

Since the start of her sophomore season, Jenkins has knocked down five or more 3-pointers in a game 21 times. She's also knocked down 22 consecutive free throws, and is connecting from the stripe at a 96-percent clip (42-44).

The Brown and White is off to a program-best 18-2 start and is the lone undefeated team in the A-10 at 5-0. The Bonnies have won seven straight games – the second seven-game winning streak of the season already, and its 8-0 road record is the best in the entire nation.

Jenkins and the Bonnies return home to the Reilly Center to host Saint Joseph's on Wednesday. The Hawks (13-5 overall, 3-1 A-10) were picked to finish 5th in the league in preseason voting. The contest will be the fourth time already this A-10 slate that the Bonnies battle a team picked to finish ahead of them in the league ledger. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. from Bob Lanier Court.

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