The Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's basketball team has signed its first recruit for the 2001-2002 season with the addition of Jenny Slack.
Slack, a 5-foot-7 guard from Mount Perry, Ohio, has signed a letter of intent to further her education at MVNC and continue her basketball career with the Lady Cougars. As a senior at Sheridan High School, she averaged 12.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.1 steals per game. The four-year varsity starter also became the school's career leader in three-pointers made with 128, and she was the leading scorer at the District 12 All-Star Game with 24 points that included five treys.
"Jenny brings a lot of versatility to our lineup," said MVNC head coach Steve Gregory. "She handles the ball and shoots it well enough to play our two-guard position, and she is big enough and quick enough to play the three-guard spot. Her biggest strength is her ability to knock down the three-point shot. She shoots it very well from the perimeter, but she can also take it to the basket when guarded a little too closely."
"Jenny has also done very well in the classroom and brings with her strong family values and Christian morals," Gregory added. "She will be a very nice addition to our team and a great fit on our campus."
In addition to playing basketball, Slack was a three-year varsity starter in volleyball and softball at Sheridan. She is also a member of National Honor Society and Who's Who Among American High School Students.
"Above all, I wanted to be in a good Christian environment," said Slack of her college choice. "I really wanted to continue playing basketball in college and I liked how MVNC plays. I enjoy shooting threes and running a lot."
"I would like to be a high school math teacher, and I have heard only great things about MVNC's Education program," Slack added. "That was another leading factor. Every time I have visited the campus, the students and faculty were very nice and outgoing - that is the sort of environment that I want to be around."
The Lady Cougars posted a 20-12 overall record this year for their second straight 20-win season. MVNC also won the National Christian College Athletic Association national title despite entering the NCCAA National Tournament as the eighth-seed at the eight-team tournament.