Assistant Softball Coach Jenna Roberts talks about what brought her to NIU and what it means to coach here in DeKalb.
Jenna Roberts, a former standout on the Northern Illinois University softball team from 2006-09, has returned to NIU as an assistant on Huskies' head coach Lindsay Chouinard's staff.
Roberts, who played for Chouinard for two seasons, spent the last two years as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Evansville where she worked primarily with the Purple Aces outfielders.
A native of Verona, Wis., Roberts was a four-year letterwinner for the Huskies, starting 146 of 171 games played. She tied NIU's single-season record for stolen bases with 26 in 2009 and is fourth all-time on NIU's career stolen bases list with 43. Roberts tallied 100 career hits and had a career-high 36 hits, including four doubles and a triple as a senior.
Roberts earned her bachelor's degree from NIU in sociology and psychology in 2009 and her master's degree in public service administration from Evansville in 2010.