Jenny Rynders - 18
Jenny Rynders

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Pope HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
Midfielder

Experience:
3VL


2003: Earned NSCAA Second-Team All-South Region Scholar-Athlete honors ... named to the All-Tournament Team of the Conference USA Championships after she played all 200 minutes of the competition and scored the Blazers' game-winning goal against Charlotte ... received CoSIDA Third-Team Academic All-District honors ... named a Second-Team All-C-USA performer ... earned All-Tournament accolades at the 2003 Clemson Invitational ... named the Most Valuable Player of the UAB Nike Classic ... received All-Tournament honors at the 2003 UAB Nike Classic ... earned the team's Co-Most Valuable Player award ... named a team MVP for a third-consecutive season ... scored two goals in a key C-USA contest against Louisville on Sept. 9 ... member of the Blazers' C-USA-leading offense that averaged 8.32 shots on goal per game ... started all 19 matches during the season and finished the year ranked third on the team in minutes played (1,643) ... scored crucial game-winning goals against Louisville (Sept. 21) and South Alabama (Sept. 12) ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of better than 3.0 during the academic school year ... earned her third varsity letter.

2002: Started all 19 games for the Blazers and recorded 22 points on nine goals and four assists ... tallied three points against both Georgia (Sept. 13) and Saint Louis (Sept. 22) ... earned C-USA Offensive Player of the Week honors and was named to the Soccer America Team of the Week on Sept. 16 ... earned Most Valuable Player honors at the 2002 Nike Classic and was a member of the OHANA Hotels & Resorts NO Ka Oi All-Tournament team ... finished the season tied for eighth in C-USA in goals (19) and ninth in points (22) ... named to the prestigious C-USA Honor Roll ... earned the team's co-Most Valuable Player honors along with Tara Kidwell ... earned her second varsity letter.

2001: Only freshman to start in all 20 of the Blazers' matches during the season ... garnered 12 points on the season and scored five goals along with two assists ... scored two goals against USF ... knocked in a game-winner at Southern Miss ... had a season-high four points against USF ... took four shots at Southern Miss ... garnered Dean's List Honors during the fall semester ... selected as the team's Most Valuable Player ... named to C-USA Honor Roll ... earned her first varsity letter.

High School: Helped lead her team to three straight 5A Championships ... named both the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Marietta Daily Journal Female Athlete of the Year ... named the Cobb County Soccer Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Marietta Daily Journal Player of the Year ... a two-time team MVP who garnered AJC first-team all-state honors as a senior ... scored 19 goals and added six assists during her senior season ... also lettered in basketball all four years.

Personal: Full name is Jenny Catherine Rynders ... born Aug. 27, 1982 ... daughter of Betty and John Rynders ... has two older brothers, Chris and Wes ... majoring in marketing.

 
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