Jenny Olson shatters career records
February 15, 2006
Olympia, WA - With The Evergreen State College Geoducks fighting for their third straight post-season appearance, the individual exploits of junior Jenny Olson have gone largely unnoticed. Quietly, the 5'10 forward and team captain from Loon Lake, Washington has become the Geoduck's career leader in scoring, rebounding and steals.
On December 21st Olson tallied 18 points against Oregon Tech to bring her career scoring total to 789 points topping the previous Evergreen record of 784 points held by Alicia Riddle.
Olson has also crushed the Geoduck mark for career rebounds. As of Evergreen's last game, Olson has amassed 572 boards to shatter Alex Dagnon's career mark of 428. Olson set the new record on December 2nd and has tacked on nearly 150 more rebounds over the next 18 games.
Olson tied the record for career steals (124) set by Alicia Riddle on December 30th against Eastern Oregon University, then set the new mark with two more steals against Concordia University on January 7th . Currently Olson has 137 picksand more than a year to add to the total.
Olson has also set the standard for Evergreen for field goals made and field goals attempted. She currently sits at 349 shots made out of 866 attempted. Her .403 shooting percentage places her fourth all-time at Evergreen. Olson also has dropped 182 of 295 free throws, both standards for Evergreen in free throws made and attempts.
Olson is fifth in the Cascade Conference this season in scoring (13.2 avg), rebounding (8.1 avg) and blocks (23) and tenth in steals (44). She is currently ranked in the top 50 of NAIA Division II female athletes in total rebounds and is tied for 16 th for total double-doubles in a season (9).
Beginning at Evergreen as a true freshman, Olson helped the Geoducks to their first playoff berth in history. Averaging 7.1 points per game, 6.6 rebounds and racking up 34 blocks as well as 44 steals, Olson was nominated for Cascades Collegiate Conference's Freshman of the Year.
The 2004-05 season brought Olson back much improved where she aided Evergreen to their second post season play and led the Geoducks in scoring, averaging 12.0 points, tied for second in rebounds with 5.2 per game and was third for Evergreen in steals with 48. With her efforts, Olson was honored with Second Team All-Conference.
The Geoducks have two crucial conference games remaining. Currently in eighth place they must at least hold their position to enter post season play.
Evergreen travels to bottom-dwelling Cascade College and conference leader Warner Pacific this weekend for their final regular season games.