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Jenna Welch
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Jenna Welch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

Height:
5-8

Position:
F

Birthdate:
09/01/1992

Last Team:
Connecticut


03/01/2014

Nittany Lions Conclude Season with 3-0 Loss at RIT

Penn State finishes second varsity season 4-29-3 as RIT sweeps series, 2-0

02/28/2014

RIT Breaks Lions' Hearts in 3-2 Overtime Series Opener

Yoxheimer scores twice, Paniccia stops 44 shots; Teams meet at 2 p.m. Saturday for Game 2

02/19/2014

Women's Hockey Travels to No. 9 RMU Friday, Saturday

Penn State looks to upset the ninth-ranked Colonials in the final series of the regular season

02/18/2014

BLOG: Tremendous Effort Displayed on Senior Weekend

Five senior were honored after Penn State's final home game of the 2013-14 campaign

02/16/2014

Nittany Lions Unable to Hold on as No. 8 Mercyhurst Takes Series

Penn State goes up 1-0 in the second period but three third-period goals thwarts the upset; Paniccia stops 48 shots, Hoenshell's scores fifth goal

02/16/2014

Women's Hockey vs. No. 8 Mercyhurst (2/16/14)

Penn State women's hockey celebrated Senior Day vs. No. 8 Mercyhurst on Feb. 16, 2014.

02/08/2013

Women's Hockey vs. Lindenwood (2/8/13)

Penn State women's hockey fell to Lindenwood, 3-1, on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.

01/04/2013

Nittany Lions Hang 10 on Cougars

Nittany Lions Hang 10 on Cougars

10/26/2012

Women's Hockey vs. RIT (10/25/12)

Penn State women's hockey took on RIT in a CHA matchup on Oct. 25, 2012 at Greenberg Ice Pavilion.

10/13/2012

Inaugural Women's Hockey Home Opener (10/13/12)

Nittany Lions fall in Inaugural Home Opener to Syracuse, 4-0 on Oct. 13, 2012.

2012-13 ASSISTANT CAPTAIN

NITTANY LION CAREER
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).

BEFORE COLLEGE
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.

PERSONAL
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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