Came off the bench in 30 of 33 games last season ... Attempted nine field goals in 2011-12, including two against No. 3 Notre Dame (Dec. 4) ... Was 3-for-8 (.375) from three-point range ... Made her first collegiate field goal attempt against No. 3 Notre Dame, draining a three-pointer against the Fighting Irish ... Played a season-high 17 minutes against Notre Dame after playing combined 29 minutes in the first five games ... Pulled down her first career rebound against Bowling Green (Dec. 18) and took an important charge with 43 seconds left in the 49-47 win ... Grabbed a career-best five rebounds in 11 minutes against SIU (Jan. 14), she also made her first career free throw for her first MVC point ... Hit her second field goal of the year (both three-pointers) in the first half against Illinois State (Feb. 17) ... Had two points, two rebounds and an assist against Indiana State (Feb. 19) ... Drained her only three-point attempt and tied her career-high with two assists at Northern Iowa (Feb. 24).
Ballard High School
Named first team all-conference, first team all-area and second team all-state as a senior, averaging 11.1 points per game, while leading the team with 55 three-point field goals ... Earned all-area and all-conference recognition as a junior as well, draining 53 three-pointers ... Her teams were a combined 95-8 in her four prep campaigns, including four straight 16-0 Racoon River Conference championships ... Team reached the state semifinals in each of her four seasons, winning the state title her sophomore season ... Played AAU basketball for the All Iowa Attack ... In addition to four basketball letters, she was a four-year cross country letterwinner, earning all-conference honors as a runner four times and qualifying for state all four seasons ... Finished fifth at state cross country as a sophomore ... Served as vice president of the National Honor Society.
Flanery on Sammy Jensen
“Sammy competes, she plays hard and she plays smart. When you do those things you’ve got a chance to get on the floor. Sammy has worked to become a better shooter and she has a chance to help us even more this year.”