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#5 Sammy Jensen
Position: Guard
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
High School: Ballard HS
2012-13 (Sophomore)
Appearing in all 33 contests, Jensen recorded 410 minutes as a sophomore ... Of her 15 field goals, 14 came from beyond the arc ... Sammy was a perfect 2-for-2 in the Jays’ win over Bradley (79-67) on Jan. 27 ... The sophomore played 20 minutes, nailed two treys and dished out three assists in the win over the Braves ... Two weeks earlier, Sammy was 2-for-2 with six points to help the Bluejays down Illinois State, 64-45, on Jan. 11 ... Jensen provided a defensive spark as the Jays rallied from down 18-2 to defeat Evansville, 70-63, on Jan. 5. She played 15 minutes, earning the second half start ... Sammy tied a career-high with five rebounds and set another with four assists in Creighton’s 91-74 win versus South Florida on Dec. 22 ... Jensen shined in the Jays’ 75-54 win over Houston on Dec. 8, posting career-high eight points ... Off the court, Sammy earned a spot on the 2012-13 Dean’s List.

2011-12 (Freshman)
Came off the bench in 30 of 33 games as a freshman ... 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 recorded 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 Raccoon 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.

Sammy’s sister, Ally, played basketball for the Bluejays from 2009-13.

Flanery on 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.”