Jessica Keener
Jessica Keener
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Reston, Va.

High School:
South Lakes HS

Height:
5-11

Fall 2008

Enters her senior year as a leader for the Herd and a three-year letter winner...Posted a 9-5 doubles record with key wins over South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia Commonwealth...Marked the most fall wins in her career with nine and had vital wins over Lousiville, North Carolina and Michigan State...Appeared in her first East Regional Championships and had a 3-1 singles record...Finished the fall winning nine of her last 10 matches, including winning three matches at the North Carolina Kitty Harrison Invitational.

Spring 2008

Played the singles number four, five and six positions for the Herd...Collected key victories over Michigan State, Louisville, Auburn, Central Florida, and Yale...With partner Thaddea Lock clenched the doubles point for the Herd over Tulsa's duo Jie Zeng and Rebecca Row in the C-USA tournament final match...Played mostly the No. 3 doubles slot...Named an ITA All-American Scholar Athlete...Selected to the C-USA All-Academic Team.

2007

Keener was present in the fourth, fifth and sixth positions...She posted an impressive dual match record of 11-3...In the Herd's C-USA semi-final championship victory over Rice, Keener contributed with key wins... Also at the conference tournament, Keener with teammate Yulia Kashelkina posted victories at the number three doubles rank to win three straight matches...Received the C-USA Academic Medal and selected as an ITA All-American Scholar Athlete.

2006

One of three sophomores for the Herd, Keener has become one of the most consistent players for Marshall...In the 2006 spring season, she tallied the second best win/loss record of returning players with 15-8 season...In doubles play, she and partner Jeanne Schwartz held the Herd's second best record with an 18-6 season...During the fall season of 2006, Keener won the Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational's Flight B...Keener was selected as an ITA All-American Scholar Athlete.

Fall 2005

Keener posted a 4-6 record in singles in the fall and a 4-4 record in doubles, while learning the ropes for the Herd...Posted impressive wins against opponents from Virginia, Virginia Tech and Louisville in singles and wins over Brown, Penn and Louisville in doubles action.

Prior to Marshall

Keener joins the Herd as a product of South Lakes H.S. in Virginia where she was the female athlete of the year in her junior and senior seasons...Keener was also a Washington D.C. All-Metropolitan Athlete her junior and senior seasons...One of the top-100 18's in the nation...In her senior year, Keener was a district singles and doubles qualifier, a regional singles qualifier and Virginia State singles qualifier...As a junior, Keener was a state doubles qualifier and a Virginia State singles champion...In her sophomore and freshman seasons, Keener was a district singles winner and a regional singles qualifier...She was a also a state doubles qualifier...Keener was an honor roll student for four-years and a National Honor Society member...She also participated in the Business Honor Society and Relay for Life.

Personal

She is the daughter of Sherrie Craun...Active in Gamma Beta Phi and the National Society of College Scholars...Major is business.