San Jose, Calif. – While most students at San José State enjoyed Spring Break last week, Chelsea Jenner was competing for the school’s softball team and while she wasn’t on a break she certainly enjoyed herself. In four games last week, the Abbotsford, Canada, native’s bat was sizzling earning her the Mountain West Softball Player of the Week honors.
Jenner went 10-for-13 from the plate, a .769 batting average, scored four runs, and drove in three more without a strike out. Among her 10 hits, she had two doubles and a home run. Her on base percentage was .714 and she slugged 1.154.
The senior outfielder went 2-for-3, with a home run, scored twice and drove in two runs in the team’s 10-0, run-rule victory over Loyola Marymount on Wednesday (3/29).
In the first two games of a three-game Mountain West series at San Diego State over the weekend, Jenner went 5-for-5. She was 3-for-3 with a double and scored a run in a 5-3 victory on Friday night. On Saturday, Jenner was 2-for-2 and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in a 5-3 loss.
In the rubber game on Sunday, a nine-inning affair, she suffered her toughest day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored, but the team lost 7-6.
This is the first Mountain West Softball Player of the Week honor for Jenner this year and the first of her Spartans’ career. It is also the first MW Player of the Week honor for a Spartan this year, after earning two Pitcher of the Week honors earlier in the season. Jenner has also been nominated for USA Softball and NFCA National Player of the Week.