- Athletic Division
Jenny competed for the Sajoacs all four years of her high school career. She excelled in volleyball, basketball, and track and field during a time when SJA was just entering into the Fox Valley Christian Conference (FVCC) in many sports.
Interscholastic athletics was in its infancy at SJA, but the Sajoacs fielded many strong teams to compete in the FVCC.
Although Jenny enjoyed being active in all sports, she truly stood out in track and field. Jenny was SJA’s first individual WISAA state champion in the school’s history, doing so for the 220-yard hurdles in 1978 and then repeating as champion in 1979. She also placed fourth and second in the long jump at WISAA state track and field meet.
In the 1978 and 1979 FVCC Conference track and field meets, Jenny placed first in the 220-yard hurdles, long jump and 880-yard relay. As a sophomore in 1977, she placed second in the 220-yard hurdles, long jump and 220-yard dash at the FVCC
Conference meet. Jenny earned varsity letters in basketball and track and field her sophomore, junior and senior years at SJA. She also earned a varsity letter in volleyball in 1978 and 1979.
Jenny graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Science degree. That degree included a comprehensive major in physical education, athletic training and coaching. She started her teaching and coaching career at her alma mater,
SJA, in 1987. She taught physical education while coaching cross country and track. She continued those efforts at NDA, teaching physical education, health education and introduction to sports medicine and athletic training until
2012. She also coached the girls’ cross country team at NDA, which won the WISAA state meet in 1990. It was NDA’s first team state championship in school history. Jenny left coaching at NDA in 1993 to coach her daughters’, Katy and Sarah, soccer, volleyball, and track and field teams at Holy Family School in Green Bay.