Watten On Jennings: "Stacey is a great force on the mound and on defense as well. We are fortunate to have her. She has a variety of pitches, and has worked extremely hard in her transfer redshirt year from the University of Tennessee and the off-season to gain strength and precision with her pitches. In addition, Stacey is an excellent outfielder who is versatile and experienced enough to play any of the three outfield positions, while at the same time, being a great hitter. She has great speed and an incredible game sense as Stacey takes control and makes things happen on the field. Stacey is a natural leader who has taken on a big role with team, and, because of that, we look to see her in the lineup for every game."
Before Maryland: Lettered three seasons as a pitcher/outfielder at the University of Tennessee, where she played the 2003, 2004 and 2005 seasons ... compiled career won-lost record of 34-21 in addition to batting .279 with 14 homers and 88 RBI's during her time as a Vol ... team captain as a junior in 2005 when she helped lead UT to a third-place finish at the Women's College World Series ... as a pitcher, made 90 career appearances (61 starts) ... overall, made 198 starts in 205 career appearances ... best year on the mound came as a freshman in 2003 when she went 21-15 with a 1.73 ERA in an SEC-best 54 pitching appearances ... was only the second Vol rookie to ever win 20 games ... also batted .307 with 40 RBI, 10 homers and nine doubles while starting in the outfield 31 times ... first Lady Vol to record a perfect game when she set down all 21 batters in a victory over UNLV in 2003 ... was a national Player of the Week as a freshman ... as a sophomore in 2004, went 10-6 with a 2.15 ERA on the mound and batted .259 ... pitched against Oregon State and Illinois-Chicago in the NCAA Regionals, yielding just one run and five hits in seven innings of work ... as a junior in 2005, helped the Vols to an NCAA-record-tying 67 victories (against 15 defeats) on way to a third-place finish at the Women's College World Series ... batted .269 with four homers and 30 RBIs while starting 79 of 80 games she saw action in ... on the mound, was 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA in 10 appearances (29.2 innings). ... earned recognition all four years as a member of the All-Colorado and all-conference teams at Eagle Crest High School ... three-time first team all-state selection ... set school career marks for victories (45), strikeouts (492), innings pitched (390), earned run average (0.50), at-bats (302) and hits (128) ... member of the Colorado Pony Express which won the USSSA Nationals in 2000 ... chosen to participate in the USA Softball Women's Olympic Team Selection Camp in September 2003.
Personal: Born May 8, 1984 ... daughter of Ricky and the late Gladys Jennings ...majoring in sociology ... plans to pursue a career in counseling ... has one older brother ... chose Maryland because of the academics and coaching staff.
Jennings At The Plate ... Year G-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB 2003 UT 64-64 .307 176 29 54 9 1 10 40 0-0