As a group, Alabama's more than 525 student-athletes averaged over a 3.0 grade point average for the 2011-12 academic year, including 48 that maintained a career GPA of 4.0. Overall, five teams posted GPAs above 3.5 for the second year in a row
The win propels the Crimson Tide into its first ever NCAA title game
2012 (SENIOR) Named the SEC Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year ...was named to the NFCA All-American third team... tabbed to the NFCA All-Region first team ... was named to the All-SEC first team ... named to the SEC All-Tournament team for the third straight season...led team with a .386 and 44 stolen bases...did not commit an error...led team with 14 doubles and three triples...scored a team-best 66 runs Mardi Gras Invitational: Had a .364 (4-for-11) batting average in the Mardi Gras Invitational ... had three runs batted in and four runs scored for the tournament ... was a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases ... collected two hits and drove in a run while swiping two bases against Lipscomb ... added two hits and drove in a run against host South Alabama ... stole two bases and scored a run against Jacksonville State. SEC/ACC/Big XII Challenge: Batted .400 (4-for-10) with four runs, three RBI and two stolen bases ... collected four hits, scored three runs and drove in three, needing just a home run for the cycle against No. 20 Georgia Tech. Easton Bama Bash: Batted .357 (5-for-14) with three runs, an RBI and a stolen base. Samford: Hit her eighth career triple which moved her into a tie for fourth all time at Alabama. Kentucky: Batted .300 (3-for-10) with a home run, four RBI and a stolen base ... collected two hits, including a home run, scored three times and drove in three in the series finale against the Wildcats. Mississippi: Was named the SEC Player of the Week for the first time in her career after hitting .714 (5-for-6) with a team-best six runs, four RBI, five stolen bases and a home run against the Rebels ... scored twice and drove in two while also stealing two bases in the series opener against Mississippi (3.16) ... in game two she batted a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI, a home run and a stolen base (3.17) ... in the series finale, reached base twice, scored twice and stole two bases (3.18). Easton Alabama Challenge: Was named the tournament MVP after batting .545 with a home run and seven RBI ... hit a grand slam in the tournament opener against DePaul (3.23) ... came off the bench and collected two hits, including a triple, scored twice and drove in two against Longwood (3.25). Mississippi State: Tied a single game school record by stealing four bases in the win against the Bulldogs (3.30). LSU: Batted .429 with a home run, two RBI and two stolen bases ... broke the NCAA record for consecutive stolen bases without getting caught by swiping bag No. 73 and 74 on Friday (4.6). South Carolina: Scored a team-high six runs in the series against the Gamecocks ... tallied three hits in the series opener and scored three times in the series finale. SEC Tournament: Was named to the SEC tournament team for the third straight year after batting .625 (5-for-8) with four runs scored and four stolen bases ... tallied at least one hit in each game of the tournament ... opened tournament play with a 3-for-3 effort and three stolen bases against Mississippi State (5.10). NCAA Regional: Batted .700 (7-for-10) with five runs scored, two doubles, four RBI and four stolen bases. Super Regional: Hit a team-high .571 (4-for-7) in the two games with two runs and a double ... batted 3-for-3 with a double in game one against Michigan. Women's College World Series: Named to the WCWS All-Tournament team as she tied for the team lead with eight hits in Oklahoma City...hit a RBI single in opening round game against Tennessee (5.31)...recorded two hits and drove in a run in win over defending champion Arizona State (6.1)...had two hits in loss to Oklahoma in game one of championship series (6.4)...scored a run and stole a base in game two against Oklahoma (6.5)...drove in eventual game-winning run in championship clinching win over Oklahoma in game three...also scored a run in game three against OU (6.6).
2011 (JUNIOR) Was named a NFCA All-Region selection ... garnered SEC All-Tournament Team accolades ... was tabbed a NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete ... was also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... played in 63 games, starting 58 as an outfielder... batted .339 with a .567 slugging percentage, primarily in the two hole of the lineup ... hit eight home runs with 41 runs batted in ... two of her home runs were grand slams ... stole 32 bases without being caught ... led Alabama with four triples ... batted 10-for-18 at the plate (.556) with two home runs and 11 RBI in the Hibbett/Easton All-Alabama Classic ... went 3-for-3 with a home run, three runs batted in and two stolen bases against Samford in the season opener (Feb. 11) ... went 4-for-5 against Alabama A&M with a double, triple and five runs batted in ... hit a two-run home run against South Alabama (Feb. 13) ... went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run batted in against Louisville (Feb. 18) ... batted 1-for-2 with a two run home run against Central Connecticut, drawing two walks and stealing a base (Feb. 25) ... went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs driven in against Oregon (March 5) ... went 2-for-4 from the plate with three RBI in the doubleheader opener against Tennessee (March 22) ... batted 2-for-3 with two home runs, including a grand slam and six RBI in the series opener against Arkansas (March 25) ... went 2-for-4 with a solo home run against Charleston (March 31) ... batted 2-for-4 against Troy and stole three bases ... hit a RBI double in the series opener against Mississippi State (April 16) ... went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs batted in against Mississippi (May 7) ... went 2-for-3 with four runs batted in against Mississippi in the series finale (May 8) ... batted .500 and scored twice en route to being named to the SEC All-Tournament team ... batted .444 with six runs scored and six stolen bases at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional ... batted .444 with a home run, six RBI and two stolen bases at the Tuscaloosa Super Regional ... batted a perfect 4-for-4 with a double, a home run, two stolen bases,and six runs driven against Stanford in game two of the Tuscaloosa Super Regional action ... finished with a .311 average, hitting two home runs and 17 RBI in SEC play ... scored 14 runs and stole six bases over that span.
2010 (SOPHOMORE) Played in 55 games and eared the start in 50 ... missed two weeks of the season due to an ankle injury ... finished the season with a .336 batting average, 39 runs, five home runs and 24 RBI ... stole 27 bases in 28 chances ... was named to the SEC all-tournament team ... tallied 11 multi-hit games and hit safely in seven straight games (Feb. 23 - March 6) ... recorded her first hit of the season against Rhode Island where she scored two runs and drove in two in the Hatter Invitational opening game ... batted 3-for-4 with a RBI and a double and swiped two bases at UAB (Feb. 23) ... hit her first home run of the season when she batted 2-for-3, scored two runs and drove in two against Nebraska at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (Feb. 27) ... collected two hits including a home run and drove in four against DePaul at the Easton Challenge (March 6) ... went a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate and stole two bases against FIU (March 18) ... hit a walk-off homer in the night-cap of the doubleheader against LSU (April 7) ... batted 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored in game two against Mississippi (April 17) ... went 2-for-2 at the plate and scored twice against Troy (April 20) ... collected a hit, drove in a run and scored a run in each contest at the SEC tournament in her return to action from an ankle injury ... opened the tournament with two hits, a run and a RBI against host Arkansas (May 13) ... went 2-for-2 at the plate, scored a run and drilled a RBI double against Tennessee in the semifinals (May 14) ... hit a solo home run against LSU in the championship game (May 15) ... went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in the second game of the Tuscaloosa Super Regional against Hawai'i (May 29).
2009 (FRESHMAN) Played in 60 games and made 24 starts as a true freshman ... led all Crimson Tide freshman with a .382 (34-for-89) batting average ... belted three home runs and drove in 13 ... scored 43 runs which ranked third in the team and her 30 stolen bases in 31 attempts ranked second on the team ... slugged .539 and sported a .466 on base percentage ... her two triples were tied for the team lead ... appeared in 24 SEC games and batted .200 (6-for-30) with a RBI and 10 stolen bases ... collected three multi-RBI games and seven multi-hit games ... stole two or more bases on five different occasions ... batted 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases in her first start at the collegiate level (Memphis, Feb. 7) ... drove in two RBI against Jacksonville State on Feb. 8 ... batted 2-for-3 with two runs scored and added a stolen base against Notre Dame on Feb. 13 ... batted 2-for-2 against East Carolina ... hit her first career home run against UAB on March 4 ... batted 2-for-2 with two runs, three RBI and a home run against Baylor on March 8 ... batted 3-for-4 with two runs, three RBI, a home run and two stolen bases against Mississippi Valley State on March 12 ... batted 2-for-2 with three runs, a RBI and four stolen bases against Mississippi Valley State in game two on March 12 ... scored two runs and swiped two bases against Samford on April 8 ... collected a hit and scored a run against Auburn on April 26 ... scored a run and knocked in a RBI against No. 15 Tennessee on May 1 ... recorded a hit and scored a run against Texas in the Tuscaloosa Regional on May 16 ... scored a run as a pinch runner against Texas on May 17 ... scored a run as a pinch-runner against Jacksonville State on May 22 to open the Tuscaloosa Super Regional ... hit 1-for-2 with a run, a stolen base and one RBI in Alabama's 14-0 win over No. 9 Arizona in the WCWS on May 30 ... followed that up with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate with a run scored against No. 10 Arizona State on May 30 ... crossed the plate in each of Alabama's four games at the WCWS ... finished the WCWS 4-for-8 with four runs, one RBI, a stolen base and a .500 on-base percentage.
HIGH SCHOOL Fenton was a three-time first-team Georgia High School Association All-State honoree and a four-time GHSA first-team All-Region selection for head coach Lisa Chapman at Kennesaw Mountain High School ... the 2007 GHSA Region 5A Player of the Year ... a four-time All-County pick by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the paper's 2005 Hitter of the Year ... also earned All-County honors all four years of her career from the Marietta Daily Journal ... the Kennesaw Mountain Rookie of the Year in 2004 and the team MVP in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... holds KMHS records for batting average (.465), on-base percentage (.531), hits (201), stolen bases (96) and runs scored (144) ... helped KMHS to the 2007 Region Championship ... KMHS was the region runner-up in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... also starred for the East Cobb Bullets club team ... led the team to the 2007 Georgia Amateur Softball Association State title and an appearance at the 18 Gold Nationals ... a 2007 Wendy's High School Heisman School Winner ... earned Kennesaw Mountain's Most Athletic Award in 2007 ... an excellent all-around athlete, Fenton earned varsity letters in track and basketball ... owns the school record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.90 second and was the school's Sprinter of the Year in 2005 ... won the Iron Horse Award after lettering in three sports in 2005 ... played in the 2008 Georgia North/South All-Star Classic ... hit .522 during her senior campaign with six doubles, four triples, a home run and 18 RBI ... scored a career-best 53 runs and stole 32 bases while posting a .567 on-base percentage ... had a .471 batting average as a junior with eight doubles, 20 RBI and 23 stolen bases while reaching base at a .580 clip ... hit .430 as a sophomore in 2005 with a .511 on-base percentage, two doubles, two home runs and 19 RBI ... posted a .435 batting average as a freshman in 2004 with 12 RBI and 20 stolen bases.
PERSONAL Jennifer is the daughter of Kevin and Jan Fenton ... has one younger sister, Amanda ... father, Kevin, played football at Maryville College and her mother was on the volleyball team at Jacksonville State ... began playing softball at age eight ... a two-time Character Award recipient and a three-time Scholastic Award honoree ... did not miss a day of school throughout her scholastic career ... a member of the Beta Club, Delta Epsilon Chi, Future Business Leaders of America and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.