Jennifer Hall to Attend LMU

March 21, 2005

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 21, 2005) - Loyola Marymount women's basketball announced today that Jennifer Hall has accepted a scholarship offer to attend LMU. Hall, a 2003 McDonald's All-American, has played at Vanderbilt University, and will sit out the 2005-06 season per NCAA transfer rules.

"We are very excited to attract a person and basketball player of Jenn's caliber," said head coach Julie Wilhoit. "While her basketball resume is very impressive, we are equally impressed with Jenn as a person. After visiting the campus, we all felt that she and LMU are a perfect fit."

Hall, a 6-2 guard from Folsom, Calif., had a spectacular high school career and was one of the top players in the nation coming out of Folsom High School in 2003. She played for the West team at the 2003 McDonald's All-American game, and was a WBCA All-America honorable mention. She was named to the Parade All-America Third Team, and was the Sacramento Bee Player of the Year in 2003. Hall was an adidas All-American, earning West Team MVP honors at the L'adidas Roundball Classic after scoring 27 points.

As a senior at Folsom High, she averaged 21.9 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.4 steals to lead the team to its third straight Sierra Valley Conference title. In addition to earning Sierra Valley Conference Player of the Year honors, she was also named the Delta League Player of the Year and the Metro (Sacramento) Player of the Year. She scored 42 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as a senior against Elk Grove, and was named to the Cal-Hi Sports Division II All-State Team.

In 2002, Hall participated on the USA Youth Development Festival West Team. She set a pair of records with 28 points, including 5-for-5 shooting from behind the three point line. She was named a 2002 Street & Smith's All-America honorable mention. As a freshman, she garnered Freshman All-American honors from USA Today.

In addition to her accolades on the court, Hall excelled in the classroom. She was named Scholastic All-CIF, was a six-time selection to the California Scholarship Foundation, and was on the principal's honor roll for four years.

During her freshman year at Vanderbilt, she played an average of 6.0 minutes in 28 games. She averaged 2.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and made 36.2% of her attempts from the field. She scored a career-high 13 points and seven rebounds against Savannah State, and averaged a point a minute against Ole Miss, scoring 12 points in 12 minutes of action.

She played in just four games in the 2004-05 season before deciding to transfer. She averaged 5.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in 15.5 minutes of action.

"Jenn is a perfect fit for us here at LMU. She is exactly the type of student-athlete that we want to coach and educate at LMU. She is intelligent, and exudes confidence, enthusiasm and passion for the game of basketball. Her versatility will be a great addition to the roster of talented players that we already have at LMU," concluded Wilhoit.





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