20   Jenna Thorp
Jenna Thorp

RS Senior

Hinckley, Ill.

High School:
Hinckley-Big Rock




Huskie Defense Continues to Thrive at UNI

NIU doesn't allow field goal in final 9:45; Jenna Thorp scores 13


Huskies Back on the Road at Northern Iowa

NIU takes hot offense and defense to Cedar Falls


Huskies Resume Play at Missouri Sunday

NIU will play its first game in 14 days against SEC foe


Offense, Defense Combine in 20-Point Huskie Victory

Huskies shoot 54-percent from field, pour on 79-points


Huskie Defense Stymies South Dakota State

Jackrabbits held to season-low field goal total


NIU-Valparaiso Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies 65-50 loss versus Valparaiso. NIU shot 50-percent in the second half.


NIU-Illinois State Highlights

Highlights from NIU's season-opening win over Illinois State, 55-51. Freshman Kelly Smith scored 17-points to lead the Huskies in scoring. It was NIU's first season-opening win since 2009.


Women's Basketball Partakes in #Layup4Lauren

The NIU women's basketball team took part in the #Layup4Lauren Challenge Wednesday morning, honoring Lauren Hill of Mount Saint Joseph's fight for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). For more information, visit LayupForLauren.com


NIU-WMU Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies 59-51 over Western Michigan on Senior Day


NIU-Toledo Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies-Rockets overtime bout February 27, 2014, in which NIU defeated Toledo, 68-59. Northern Illinois outscored Toledo in the final 11 minutes of the game -- including overtime -- 28-12.


NIU falls to Valparaiso, 65-50

A second half surge by NIU wasn't enough as it outscored the Crusaders in the period, 35-27.


NIU defeats Illinois State, 55-51

The Huskies picked up their first season-opening win since 2009 over the Redbirds, 55-51


NIU defeats Toledo in Overtime, 68-59

The Huskies outscored the Rockets 28-12 in the final 11 minutes of the game earn its first win over Toledo since 2011.


NIU defeats Kent State, 65-43

The Northern Illinois women's basketball earned a complete team win over the Golden Flashes to improve to 4-4 in the MAC.


Northern Illinois falls to Buffalo, 63-52

Photos from the Huskies first home MAC loss against the Bulls.

• Appeared in 27 games making 20 starts
• Averaged 6.0 points and 5.4 rebounds in 26.5 minutes per game
• Missed the the first three games of the season after suffering injury in preseason scrimmage
• Made season debut versus Bradley, scoring 10 points on 5-of-11 shooting in 19 minutes (Nov. 21)
• Scored in double figures six times
• Pulled down 10-or-more rebounds three times, capped by a career-high 13 versus EMU (Jan. 12)
• Recorded first career double-double versus Buffalo (Jan. 23), scoring 12 points with 11 rebounds
• Career-best season in rebounds per game, 5.4, including 1.9 offensive boards per game
• Scored a season-high 14 points versus Ball State, converting 5-of-6 field goals (March 5)
• Tied her career-high in field goals versus Central Michigan, shooting 6-for-11 with 12 points (Feb. 22)
• Fell one rebound shy of second double-double against the Chippewas (Feb. 22)
• Was a season-best 4-for-4 at the free throw line versus Kent State (Jan. 29)
• Recorded two blocks at Miami (Ohio) helping the Huskies to a 69-66 victory (Jan. 18)
• Tied her career-high for steals in a game with three versus UIC (Dec. 31) and Kent State (Jan. 29)


• Started all 28 contests she played in, averaging 29.8 minutes per contest
• Second on the team in rebounds (4.8) and third in points per game (6.3), both career highs
• Hauled in a season-high eight rebounds five times during the season
• Scored in double digits five times including a season-high 16 points at Miami (Ohio) (Feb. 3)
• Tallied 53 assists during the season, second-most on the team
• Played a career high 38 minutes, hauling in eight boards, and hitting a career-high four three pointers against the Redhawks
• Tied her career-high in assists, five, on four occasions
• Logged a season-high eight rebounds in five separate contests against Loyola (Nov. 30), Xavier (Dec. 28), Miami (Ohio) (Feb. 3), and at Ohio (Feb. 6)
• Tallied four of her five double digit scoring performance during Mid-American Conference play

• Made NIU debut against Loyola (Nov. 13), scoring five points, five rebounds and a steal in 26 minutes as a starter
• Against Western Illinois (Nov. 16), led the team in scoring and rebounds with a season-high 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 from the free throw line along with a season-high nine rebounds
• Averaged 21.7 minutes in 30 appearances and 20 starts
• Pulled down multiple rebounds in all but seven games and has 10 games with five or more boards
• Handed out a season-best four assists against Western Michigan (March 3) as she logged a season-high 35 minutes
• Scored in 24 of 30 games and shot over 40 percent nine times

• Tore her anterior cruciate ligament in late July, 2010, which forced her to miss the entire season due to a medical redshirt

• Most Valuable Player of back-to-back 1A state champion Hinckley-Big Rock
• Placed eighth in voting for Illinois Ms. Basketball
• DeKalb Daily Chronicle Girls Athlete of the Year as a senior
• Three-time Chronicle Girls Basketball Player of the Year
• Four-time unanimous all-conference selection
• Three-time IBCA first-team all-state honoree
• Three-time team captain and MVP
• Averaged double-figure scoring in each of four seasons
• As a senior, averaged 15.0 points, 8.3 rebound, 3.4 steals and 2.3 steals per game
• For her career, averaged 12.4 points per game
• Holds H-BR's record for points in a career

• Daughter of Judy and Bruce Thorp
• Born September 20, 1991 in Aurora, Ill.
• Honor roll member placed on HBR Academic Team as a junior and senior
• Member of National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Student Council, Leadership Retreat and IDAA Youth Board
• Volunteer for Special Olympics, American Auxiliary
• Enjoys outdoor activities
• Majoring in Physical Therapy

Minutes: 39, at Eastern Michigan (3/10/14)
Field Goals Made: 6, twice, last; vs Central Michigan (2/22/14)
Field Goals Attempted: 12, vs Miami (Ohio) (2/3/13)
Three Pointers Made: 4, vs Miami (Ohio) (2/3/13)
Three Pointers Attempted: 6, vs Miami (Ohio) (2/3/13)
Free Throws Made: 7, at Kent State (2/10/13)
Free Throws Attempted: 8, at Kent State (2/10/13)
Rebounds: 13, vs Eastern Michigan (1/12/14)
Assists: 5, four times, last; vs Central Michigan (3/3/13)
Blocks: 2, three times, last; at Miami (1/18/14)
Steals: 3, three times, last; vs Kent State (1/29/14)
Points: 18, vs Western Michigan (11/16/11)


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