Women's Basketball | Monday, October 19, 2009
Hall of Fame Focus: Jenny Joseph
SALEM, ORE. -- Each day until the Willamette University Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony is held on Saturday, Oct. 24 a member of the induction Class of 2009 will be highlighted in the Hall of Fame Focus. A total of six former Willamette University student-athletes, plus two former coaches and two teams will be inducted this year.
The induction ceremony will be held at the Salem Conference Center/Phoenix Grand Hotel. A reception is set for 5:30 p.m. (PDT) with the induction dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.
Jenny Joseph is one of the top players in the history of the Willamette women’s basketball team. Her career statistics are near the top in almost every category. During four years with the Bearcats (1993-94 through 1996-97), she scored 1,309 points, made 549 field goals and shot 56.3% from the floor �" all school records. She also set the Willamette career records for rebounds (695) and blocked shots (212).
She earned First Team All-Conference honors three times and was the Most Valuable Player in 1995-96, after scoring a school record 442 points and hitting 189 field goals. She was a co-winner of the Jean Williams Award.
Joseph ranks in the top ten at Willamette in single season field goal percentage for all four years she played. Her top single season percentage was a school record 57.9% in 1994-95. Against Pacific Lutheran University on Jan. 14, 1997, she scored 31 points and blocked nine shots. During her MVP season, she led the Bearcats to a 19-8 overall record and the NCIC title at 13-1, as Willamette qualified for the NAIA Division II Tournament.