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2012: Appeared in 11 games for the Crusaders during her junior season, making a pair of starts on the infield ... also pinch-hit on four occasions and pinch-ran five times, staying in the game to play defense in five of those contests ... earned starts at second base Feb. 24 at UT-Chattanooga and at third base Mar. 29 against Purdue ... scored three runs on the season: Mar. 6 at New Mexico State, Mar. 24 at Detroit and Mar. 31 against Green Bay ... also picked up hits in the latter two games and drove in a run against the Phoenix ... named an NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete ... member of Horizon League Academic Honor Roll both semesters.
2011: Made 26 appearances as a sophomore ... started 12 games, nine at third base and three at designated player ... came off the bench 14 times, 13 as a pinch-hitter and remained in the game ten of those times, with the other appearance coming in as a defensive replacement at third base ... finished the season with a .186 batting average ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against Western Illinois Feb. 12 ... drove in two runs with a hit and a walk during the second game of a twinbill at Iowa State Feb. 13 ... had a three-game hitting streak from Mar. 11 to Mar. 25 ... connected on a pinch-hit home run at IUPUI in the second game of a double-header Mar. 22 ... doubled and scored a run against Purdue Apr. 7 ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for the spring semester.
2010: Appeared in 39 games in her first year as a Crusader ... started 19 games, making eight starts at designated player, six at second base and five in the outfield ... came off the bench 20 times: 12 as a pinch-hitter, three as a pinch-runner, twice apiece as a defensive replacement in the outfield and at second base, and once at designated player ... hit .242 with 12 runs scored and 14 RBIs ... six of her 15 hits were of the extra-base variety, including three home runs ... tallied first career hit against Dayton Feb. 14 ... registered two-run double versus Indiana State Feb. 28 ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two RBIs and a double later that same day against Alabama A&M ... scored runs in four straight appearances Mar. 31-Apr. 3 ... connected on first career home run, a grand slam, Apr. 3 at Detroit ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in nightcap win over IUPUI Apr. 13 ... came up with a pinch-hit RBI double Apr. 24 in victory over Loyola ... delivered pinch-hit home run to start comeback from five-run deficit in eventual win against Youngstown State May 2 ... hit two-run homer that gave Crusaders the lead for good in Horizon League Championship win over UIC May 14 ... went 2-for-3 against the Flames in that contest.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Bobcats … high school teammate of Crusaders Jill Jacobson and Alex Lagesse … a First Team All-State honoree and conference Player of the Year as a senior … earned Second Team All-State accolades, as well as All-Conference recognition, as a junior … also earned All-Area mention both seasons … received Honorable Mention All-Area honors as a sophomore … played ASA ball for the Illinois Outlaws … also earned four letters apiece in basketball, volleyball and cheerleading … was a First Team All-Area performance on the volleyball court and earned All-Conference honors on the hardwood … a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Jennifer is the daughter of Kurt and Debbie Hermanson ... major is biology ... has been named to the Dean's List during her time at Valpo ... born June 28, 1991.