Tri-captain ... ranks fifth in program history in career block assists (191) and in total blocks (223).
2005: Saw action in all 31 matches and 112 of a possible 114 games ... led the squad in every blocking category (11 solo blocks, 85 block assists, 96 total blocks, 0.86 blocks/game) ... block assists season total tied for fifth in the Bison record books ... ranked third on the team with a .235 hitting percentage and 253 kills (2.26/game) ... totaled 10 or more kills 12 times ... posted four or more blocks on 10 occasions ... hit .400 or better five times ... had a season-high eight blocks against Coppin State ... registered a career-best 16 kills against Colgate, hitting .441 in the match with one error in 34 attempts ... added seven blocks against the Raiders as well ... totaled a season-best eight digs twice ... recorded a season-high four service aces at Holy Cross.
2004: Season started slowly due to injury, but was one of the team's most consistent performers down the stretch ... limited to 59 games played and finished with 70 kills and 26 blocks ... hit .193 for the year ... hit 224 with 39 kills over the final six matches of the season ... season-high 11 kills in Patriot League Tournament match vs. Army ... also had nine kills against Navy and seven, without an error, against Holy Cross ... hit .400 or better five times ... season-high six blocks vs. Navy ...
2003: Had a terrific rookie season, leading the team with 101 total blocks ... was one of only two Patriot League players to post 100 blocks ... 87 block assists tied for third-most in a season in Bucknell history ... 10 block assists vs. Dartmouth broke an 18-year-old school record ... added nine blocks against Navy and had four or more blocks 13 times ... recorded double-digit kill totals five times, including season-high 15 against Penn ... also had seven digs and six blocks against the Quakers ... hit .526 with 13 kills in win over Holy Cross ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week on Oct. 6.
Personal: Daughter of Robert and Julie Smith ... born Nov. 29, 1984 in Albemarle, N.C. ... has a brother, Chris ... three-time letterwinner at Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke, Va. ... voted team's most improved player in 2001, then team MVP in 2002 ... Western Valley District Player of the Year and first team all-region as a senior ... also named All-Timesland Player of the Year by Roanoke Times ... economics and international relations major ... Dean's List student and Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member.
According to Opalski: "Jennie spolights a group of seniors that is highly experienced in Patriot League play. Her leadership is critical for the success of our team. We expect Jennie to be among the league's leaders in blocking this season."