Assistant Softball Coach Jenna Roberts talks about what brought her to NIU and what it means to coach here in DeKalb.
2015: Played in 36 games, including 12 starts in the outfield...Posted three hits and four runs on the year...Notched her first-career RBI against Florida A&M (March 7), while also drawing two walks and stealing a base against the Rattlers...Accounted for one run each against Akron (March 28), Toledo (April 4), Valparaiso (April 14) and Central Michigan (April 26).
2014: Saw action in 12 games primarily as a pinch hitter and pinch runner...Posted a .200 batting average in five at bats...Accounted for three runs in three different games...Started five games as the designated player in the month of February, including starts in three of the first five games.
2013: Played in eight games, used primarily as a pinch runner or pinch hitter...Scored three runs, recording a run in three different games...Made three plate appearances, striking out twice.
2012: Participated in 27 games for the Huskies, making three starts in the outfield, two at designated hitter and one at catcher...Saw action in games at pinch runner and pinch hitter...Recorded 21 at bats, scored five times on three hits...Finished the season with a .143 batting average and a .308 on base percentage.
High School: Four-year Scholar Athlete and varsity letter winner for the Sages...Named to the Champaign News Gazette team, Decatur Herald All-area team, and Illinois Coaches Association All-State team as a junior and senior...Named to the Okaw Valley All-Conference and All-County teams as a sophomore, junior, and senior...Led the Sages to two regional championships in 2008 and 2009...Voted the Sages offensive player of the year junior year while batting .515...Batted .485 senior year and holds the record for second most career stolen bases at Monticello High School.
Personal: Daughter of Ellen and Steve Barrett. Intended Major: Education/Athletic Training. Birthday: June 18, 1992.