#11 Jenele Peterson

Women's Basketball
Class Senior Height 5'7"
Hometown Redondo Beach, Calif.
High School South Position Guard
Club Team Hoop 4 Life Major Biology

 

Senior season (2011-12) - Scored a team-high and season-high 22 points in a win at Whitworth ... Team-high 14 points and six assists in a win vs. Pacific ... Game-high 15 points and a career-high nine assists to go along with five rebounds and two steals in a win at Pacific Lutheran ... Chipped in 12 points and a game-high six assists in a win at Puget Sound ... Scored a team-high ten points against #4 Lewis-Clark State ... Named MVP of 2011 Kim Evanger-Raney Classic with 25 points, 11 assists, 9 rebounds, and six steals, while shooting 55% from the field ... Had 14 points, while putting up career-highs with six assists (at the time) and six rebounds in a win vs. UC-Santa Cruz ... Scored 11 points on 5-6 shooting from the field, while adding team-highs with five assists and four steals against #3 George Fox ... Had 12 points on 10-13 shooting from the FT line in a win vs. Tufts ... Put up a team-high 18 points and 4 steals against Williams ... Scored game-high 21 points in first game vs. #5 NAIA school Lewis-Clark St. to earn Honorable Mention NWC Student Athlete of the Week.

Junior season (2010-11) - Resuming college career after missing the 2009-10 season with knee injury ... Named MVP of season-opening WHIT Classic after contributing 27 points, 10 assists and two steals to two Whitman wins ... Tallied 20 points (7-11 fg) vs. Northwest ... 17 points in win at Linfield ... Scored career-high 26 points with four assists against Puget Sound ... Added 23 points, five rebounds and five assists next night vs. Pacific Lutheran ... Made 17 of 30 shots from floor, including five of seven from 3-point line, against Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran, earning NWC Student Athlete of Week honors.

Sophomore season (2008-09) - Voted by coaches to All-NWC Second Team ... Averaged 10.3 points and was fourth in NWC in assists with 3.58 per game ... Was third in conference in assist-to-turnover ratio with 93 assists against 71 turnovers ... Led NWC in free throw shooting, making 81 of 93 attempts (87.1 percent) ... Made seven of nine field goal attempts and five of six free throws in scoring season-high 19 points against Puget Sound ... Played key role in Whitman's upset of nationally-ranked Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.), scoring 16 points to go with five rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes ... Had 15 points and six assists in win over PLU ... Contributed 17 points and four steals to early season rout of Oberlin ... Handed out career-high seven assists in second game against Puget Sound.

Freshman season (2007-08) - Was only first-year player to earn All-NWC recognition (Honorable Mention) ... Led Whitman in scoring, averaging 9.9 points on season and 10.1 points in conference games only ... Finished second in NWC in 3-point shooting, making 44.7 percent (17-38) of long-range shots in 16 conference games ... Ranked fourth in field goal percentage, making 51.4 percent (91-177) of shots from floor ... Scored 21 points, making seven of nine field goal attempts, in victory over Linfield; made both 3-point shots in that game and had no turnovers in 32 minutes on the floor ... Had season-high 22 points at Whitworth, making seven of 13 shots while handing out four assists against just two turnovers ... Made all nine shots from floor in win over Pacific, including all five 3-point tries, en route to team-high 19 points; added four assists and no turnovers in 34 minutes.

Prep - Led South Torrance High team to 50-15 record her final two seasons ... Was named league's MVP as senior, averaging 14 points, 3.3 assists and 2.2 steals ... Also competed in track & field.

Academics - Volunteered summer 2009 at physical therapy clinics ... Considering physical therapy as possible career ... Was on Principal's Honor Roll every semester at South Torrance High ... Was Student of Month ... Spartan Laurel nominee for English and athletics ... Member of Environmental Club and Students Reaching Out (SRO) ... ASB commissioner of fine arts ... Class of 2007 Student Council.

Personal - Daughter of Jack and Kathy Peterson ... Older brother Michael graduated from Whitman in 2005 and also played basketball ... Older brother David graduated from the University of California-Santa Barbara in 2007 with a degree in Global Studies ... Enjoys snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain, running at beach, kayaking, Ritz crackers, and taking photos.

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