Penn State women's hockey played its first varsity game at Vermont on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
NITTANY LION CAREER 2012-13: Appeared in every game in defense, scoring five points on one goal and four assists...Blocked 36 shots, third most on the team...Scored first collegiate goal, a power-play tally, in a 6-1 win at Sacred Heart (10/20)...Tallied first assist in an 8-2 win over Sacred Heart (11/3), posting a season-best plus-four rating...Became the first Nittany Lion to dish three assists in a 10-0 victory over Chatham (1/4).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played for the Colorado Select team for six seasons in the Junior Women's Hockey League...In 2010-11, helped lead the team to a 19-25-6 second with a third-place finish at USA Hockey Nationals with 46 points in 50 games...Gathered 22 points in 18 appearances as an assistant captain in 2011-12 and receiving the Touching Hearts Through Athletics Award...Member of the USAH Rocky Mountain District Champions in 2005, 2009 and 2010...Lettered in soccer for three years at Greeley West High School...Lettered in basketball for four seasons, finishing as the Female Athlete of the Year in 2012...An excellent student, earned Co-Salutatorian honors senior year.
Jeannette Berry Bateman was born May 1, 1994 in Denver, Colo. to Byron, who played basketball at Texas Tech, and Christel Bateman...Has an older brother named Michael...Majoring in biomedical engineering with the intent to attend medical or graduate school.
QUOTING BATEMAN ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because I felt it is a place I can call home that prides itself on tradition and provides an overwhelming sense of family that I wanted to be a part of."