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Recent graduate Jenna Welch signed with DEC Salzburg Eagles in Austria for the 2014-15 season
Three Nittany Lions post 4.0 GPA; 285 Honorees in 2013-14 Nittany Lions' Second-Highest
Penn State finishes second varsity season 4-29-3 as RIT sweeps series, 2-0
Yoxheimer scores twice, Paniccia stops 44 shots; Teams meet at 2 p.m. Saturday for Game 2
Penn State looks to upset the ninth-ranked Colonials in the final series of the regular season
Penn State women's hockey celebrated Senior Day vs. No. 8 Mercyhurst on Feb. 16, 2014.
Penn State women's hockey fell to Lindenwood, 3-1, on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.
Nittany Lions Hang 10 on Cougars
Penn State women's hockey took on RIT in a CHA matchup on Oct. 25, 2012 at Greenberg Ice Pavilion.
Nittany Lions fall in Inaugural Home Opener to Syracuse, 4-0 on Oct. 13, 2012.
2012-13 ASSISTANT CAPTAIN
2013-14 ASSISTANT CAPTAIN
NITTANY LION CAREER
2013-14: Featured in all 36 contests, tallying two points on a goal and an assist with 37 blocks and 28 penalty minutes...Blocked a season-high four shots on two occasions vs. Ohio State (1/4) and Syracuse (1/25)...Scored only goal of the season vs. Lindenwood (2/8)...Helped on a goal at No. 9 Robert Morris (2/21).
2012-13: Appeared in all 35 games, tallying seven points behind four goals and three assists...Ranked fifth on the team in blocks (34)...Tallied two assists in a 6-1 win over Sacred Heart (10/20)...Notched a goal and an assist in an 8-2 victory over Sacred Heart (11/3)...Scored in back-to-back games: one goal against Chatham (1/4) and two more against the Cougars (1/5) the next night...Shared the team's Unsung Hero award with teammate Emily Laurenzi.
BEFORE PENN STATE
At UConn 2011-12: Saw time in 32 games scoring twice...Collected 14 shots and tallied a game-winning goal against Vermont (11/20)...Scored the opening goal of a 6-3 victory over New Hampshire (2/5)...Named to Hockey East All-Academic Team.
At UConn 2010-11: Made 35 appearances...Tallied five points on one goal and four assists during freshman campaign...Recorded first collegiate goal in a 6-2 victory over Robert Morris (1/9) and also posted an assist on the final UConn goal of the contest...Notched an assist on the second goal of the game against No. 8 Boston College (10/30)...Assisted UConn's second goal against Providence (2/13).
Played at the North American Hockey Academy in Vermont...Member of both the Red and White teams at NAHA...Named White team's Most Improved Player in 2009-10, serving as assistant captain that season...Received the White Team Players' Award following final season...Served as the Red Team captain during the 2008-09 season...helped the Red Team to the NAPHA League title in 2007-08 and the JWHL Challenge Cup in 2008-09...Captured the 2009-10 Rochester Fire on Ice Championship with the White Team...Member of both the basketball and softball teams at Westwood High...Four-year recipient of the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for maintaining a GPA of greater than 4.0...Received a spot on the Westwood Softball Honor Roll through high school career.
Jenna Nicole Welch was born September 1, 1992 in La Jolla, Calif. to Jim and Mary Beth...Has a brother named Josh and a sister named Nikki...Majoring in media studies.
QUOTING WELCH ON PENN STATE
"Penn State will allow me to receive a great education while having the opportunity to be a part of building a new program that has tremendous potential."
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