41  Aroha Jennings
Aroha Jennings

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rotorua, New Zealand

Last College:
Dodge City CC

Height:
5-11

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1L

Awards:
UTSA All-Tournament Team (2007); Tiger 3.0 Club (Spring 2007); C-USA Academic Honor Roll (2007-08)


Career: Capped her two-year Lady Tiger career with 607 career points and 300 career rebounds...Averaged 10.0 points and 4.9 rebounds per game while appearing in 61 career games, starting 42...Shot 42.9 percent from the field and 37.2 percent from three-point range...Also a career 84.1 percent free-throw shooter...Fell just short of 100 career assists, finishing with 96 assists...Added 66 career steals and 19 blocked shots.

2007-08 (Senior): Averaged 8.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in her final season...Added 31 steals and 39 assists while playing in all 30 games on the season...Averaged 24.6 minutes per game...Started nine straight games to start the season and then stepped back in to the starting line-up against Marshall...Started 16 straight games to close out the season...Finished the season ranked 48th in the NCAA in free-throw percentage (83.2)...Scored double-digit points nine times, including five of the first nine games of the season...Struggled to connect on double-digit points late in the year, hitting more than 10 points just one time in the last nine games, including her only career scoreless performance at Southern Miss in a loss...Was the team's best free-throw shooter, connecting on 83.2 percent of her attempts from the line...Was a perfect 8-for-8 against Rice in a win and 4-4 against both UCF and Tulsa in a pair of wins...Those perfect nights powered her to a career-best 16 consecutive free-throw attempts before she missed the first of a pair of technical foul shots at East Carolina.

2006-07 (Junior): Led Memphis with 11.9 ppg, adding 5.2 rebounds per night...Tied for second on the team with 35 steals and 14 blocked shots on the season...Played in all 31 games, starting 17...Started the last 12 of the last 13 games, stepping out of the starting line-up for Senior Night in Memphis, but came off the bench to score 15 points in that game...Scored double-digit points in 19 games, including a career-high 26 points in the loss at UT San Antonio...Scored 20 or more points four times and closed the season with her first career double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds against UTEP at the Conference USA Tournament....The 13 rebounds was a career-high...Named to the All-Tournament Team at UT San Antonio after averaging 18 points and 5.5 rebounds at the two games at the tournament...Was second on the team with 57 assists on the season...Also was second on the team with 33 shots made from three-point range...Hit 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 84.9 percent from the free-throw line.

Prep: A 5-11 forward, Jennings was the team captain and led the squad with 16.4 points per game at Dodge City...She was also third with 5.9 rebounds per game and added 17 blocked shots on the season. The team's leading free-throw shooter, hitting 125 of 150 attempts (83.8 percent), Jennings also shot 53.0 percent from the floor and 43.8 percent from three-point range...A first team honoree on the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference All-West Team, Jennings was also an NJCAA Region VI Division I team honoree after helping the Lady Conquistadors to a 20-11 mark her sophomore year...As a freshman Jennings helped the Lady Conquistadors to a 26-6 record, a record-setting season at Dodge City CC. The 26 wins and the team's .821 winning percentage was the best in school history and the team ranked as high as No. 7 in the NJCAA national poll...A member of the New Zealand U18 roster in 2003-04, Jennings played as part of the New Zealand High Performance program. Her U18 team had its highest-ever finish at the Australian Championships in Newcastle, where they finished sixth. She was named to the Tournament Team at the U23 Women's Championships in Waikato and helped her prep team, John Paul College, to a runner-up finish in the Secondary Schools National Championships, where she was also named to the all-tournament team...Jennings also played in the WNBL in her native New Zealand for the Waikato Lady Titans in 2003. She also played for the Harbour Breeze in 2003...Jennings made the switch to basketball after a standout career as a netball player in New Zealand. She was named the NTIS Squad Athlete of the Year in netball in 2003 and captained the U19 Northern Territory Institute of Sport Netball squad in 2004 at the Underage National Championships in Launceston.

Personal: The daughter of Phillip and Sandi Jennings, Aroha also has two sisters, Teao and Keri.

2007-08 Photo Gallery for Aroha Jennings

Individual Career History (Mar 11, 2008)

JENNINGS, Aroha
Total3-Point Rebounds
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA PctOff-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TOBlk Stl Pts/Avg
2006-07 31-17 779/25.1 114-271 .421 33-89 .371 107-126 .849 47-115 162 5.2 67-1 57 97 14 35 368/11.9
2007-08 30-25 739/24.6 73-165 .442 9-24 .375 84-101 .832 37-101 138 4.6 66-3 39 68 5 31 239/8.0
TOTAL 61-42 1518/24.9 187-436 .429 42-113 .372 191-227 .841 84-216 300 4.9 133-4 96 165 19 66 607/10.0
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