St. Anthony alumna earns collegiate basketball honor

Former St. Anthony Village High School basketball standout Jenna Goldsmith recently completed her junior season as a member of the University of Wisconsin-Stout’s women’s basketball team. She picked up a post-season award for her performance this season.

Goldsmith was named All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honorable mention earlier this month. She ranked in the top 10 in both points per game and rebounds per game.

Goldsmith, a six-foot one-inch forward, scored 12.3 points per game and finished seventh in the WIAC in that category. Her 7.3 boards per contest were fourth in the conference. She blocked 2.58 shots per game to finish second in the league and blocked at least one shot in 24 of the Blue Devils’ 26 games.

A year ago, Goldsmith led the WIAC in field goal shooting and this season she was seventh in the league at 46.9 percent. She added a three-point shot to her repertoire this season and made 11 of 31 attempts from beyond arc. Goldsmith attempted only six three pointers during the 2014-15 season.

Goldsmith led Stout in scoring in 11 games and in rebounds 18 times this season. Her season and career high for points was 25, which she scored on Jan. 9 against UW-River Falls. She twice hauled down a dozen rebounds: Against Simpson on Nov. 21 and against Penn State-Behrend on Dec. 29.

Goldsmith’s career-high for rebounds is 14, which she got against UW-Platteville as a sophomore.

In three seasons at Stout, Goldsmith had earned two all-WIAC honors. Last year, she was a first-team selection. 

Stout, which in located in Menomonie, went 10-16 overall and 4-12 in the WIAC. The Blue Devils’ most notable victory was probably their 59-52 win over UW-Oshkosh on Feb. 6. Oshkosh ended up finishing second in the conference standings, one game behind WIAC champion UW-River Falls.

 

Brian Meyers can be reached at bmeyers@lillienews.com or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.

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