Deskins is destined for Defiance College to further her education

May 11th, 2007    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Jenna Deskins, Glen Este High School sports star will be attending Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio, to continue her education and athletic careers.

Jenna earned four varsity letters in basketball, two in volleyball, and one in tennis. She was a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division all-star in basketball and volleyball and was an all-city cager. She outstanding study habits led to a very good grade point average that earned her scholar-athlete honors at GEHS.

She plans to major in Sports Management at Defiance.

“I loved it up there. The professors, the girls and the coaches, I liked them all,” said Jenna.

Her parents are pleased with her decision of where she will be continuing her education.

"I'm very happy happy that she picked Defiance. It's an older, established small college with a lot of history and tradition. It made a very good impression on me," said Jenna's mom, Jennifer Shackelford.

"I liked her decision. It's close enough to home we can go to watch her play," said her dad, Jerry Shackelford.

Out of all the many superb moments in her stellar athletic career, Jenna managed to single out one particularly important contest.

"We beat Winton Woods for the first time this year on our senior night," she said proudly.

The Trojan sports standout was very appreciative of the help she received from very special individuals.

"My parents were always there and were always there to support me...My friends are very important to me. Kelley (Wesp) is the best friend I've ever had...(head girls basketball coach Jeff) Click never quit on me. He pushed me to be a good basketball player."

Jenna's care and dedication to those she loves was most notably pointed out when she took months away from her activities to help take care of her mother when the latter was undergoing chemotherapy.

"I watched her grow as a player and a person," said Click. "Defiance liked her especially for her understanding of the game and they were very impressed with her maturity. I know her as a good all-around player and human being."
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