Assistant Softball Coach Jenna Roberts talks about what brought her to NIU and what it means to coach here in DeKalb.
2013: First-team All-MAC selection...named the MAC's 2013 Nan Harvey Award winner...Senior CLASS candidate...earned MAC West Player of the Week honors twice (4/29/13; 2/12/13)...led the team and ranked in batting average (.360), hits (62) and RBIs (36), all career highs as well...also established career highs in home runs (4), triples (1) and starts (57)...started all 57 of the games she has played in, 55 at first base, one at third base and one at designated player...tallied 17 multi-hit games, including a three-hit performance against Akron (4/26/13)...recorded 10 multi-RBI games, driving in a season high three runs twice, against Central Michigan (4/12/13) and Eastern Michigan (4/14/13).
2012: Participated in 47 games for the Huskies', starting 40 of them ...Made 37 starts at designated hitter, two in the outfield and one at first base... Also made appearances at pinch hitter...Named second team All-MAC...Had with 41 hits in 115 at bats for a career high batting average of .357...Tallied seven doubles and drove in 23 runs, while scoring two...Had three hits in 4 at bats with five RBIs and a double versus Ball State (3/31/12).
2011: Participated in 50 of 53 games, starting 37 at first base ... Third on the team in doubles (11) ... Posted seven multi-hit games ... Smashed a career-best three doubles, scored four runs, and knocked in three in a 3-for-5 effort at Kent State (4/9/11) ... Drove in three runs on a 2-for-4 day against Toledo (4/24/11) ... Also turned in three-hit performances at Buffalo (4/8/11) and at Western Michigan (4/30/11) ... Achieved Huskie Scholar status (3.0-3.49 G.P.A.) within NIU Academic Excellence program.
2010: Participated in 57 games, starting 51 splitting time between infield and outfield making 22 at first base and 18 in the outfield ... Earned MAC All-Freshman Team honors after scoring 14 runs and driving in 24 ... Ranked second on the team in hits with 49, while ranking third in batting average (.302) and in games played ... Posted 13 multi-hit games ... Turned in her best performance of the year at the plate, going 3-for-4 against UIC (4/14/10) and Eastern Michigan (5/8/10) ... Drove in a career-high three runs vs. Miami (OH) (5/14/10) in MAC Softball Tournament.
High School: A four-year letterwinner ... Named to the All Marion-County, All-South, and Indianapolis Star Super Teams all four years ... First team All-State sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... Marion County Player of the Year senior season ... Ranked third all time for batting average in the state of Indiana ... Holds many school records including most hits in a season (53), season batting average (.600), season doubles (14), season triples (7), career hits (193), career batting average (.546), and career doubles (46) ... Voted Most Valuable Player all four years.
Personal: Daughter of Dawn and Jeff Barnett. Major: Nursing. Birthday: August 30, 1990.