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Mace & Crown | December 13, 2017

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Jennie Simms Joins the 2K Point Club

Jennie Simms Joins the 2K Point Club

Harry Howard Jr.
Sports Editor

Redshirt senior Jennie Simms became the sixth Lady Monarch to eclipse 2,000 points in her career. The difference between Simms and the other six is that Simms has achieved this mark in just three seasons after transferring from West Virginia as a freshman. She finally crossed the mark Feb. 23 against Marshall in a 94-85 win. Simms finished the contest with 33 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

“Wow, it’s great. It’s a great feeling. I would’ve never thought this, but it’s a humbling feeling,” Simms said.

With 2:36 left in the third quarter against Marshall Simms drove to the basket and scored on a layup.

Currently, Simms is second in the nation this season scoring 25.6 points per game. For her career, she is averaging 21.7 points a game which would be a new ODU record. Hall of Famer Anne Donavan holds the record as of now with a career average of 20 per game.

“I always tell everybody, to truly enjoy Jennie, come watch practice. Basketball is her life. She enjoys her teammates, loves to play, lives for practice,” ODU head coach Karen Barefoot said.

Simms is now sixth on the list with 2,010 career points joining Anne Donovan, Inge Nissen, Nancy Liberman, Kelly Lyons and Celeste Hill. With two regular-season games, March 2 and 4 (Senior Day) and the C-USA tournament March 8-11 remaining, Simms will continue to climb the all-time scoring list.