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Jansen signs at Northwestern

Oak Harbor senior  Jennifer Jansen has signed a letter of intent  to play volleyball and  tennis next year at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.  - Jim Woolbright/Whidbey News-Times
Oak Harbor senior Jennifer Jansen has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball and tennis next year at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.
— image credit: Jim Woolbright/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor High School senior Jennifer Jansen has signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball and tennis careers at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, next fall.

A three-sport athlete at OHHS, Jansen is a 6-foot-2 outside hitter who lettered all four years while playing for the Wildcat volleyball team.

A three-time, all-conference player, she totaled 160 kills and 185 digs in 52 games her senior year.

In 2007, Jansen collected 203 kills and 126 digs, earned all-area honors and was named the team’s most valuable player.

An outstanding student, she is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to major in elementary education at Northwestern.

“We are excited that Jennifer has decided to attend Northwestern,” commented head coach Kyle Van Den Bosch. “She is a tall, athletic hitter who is a real presence at the net. Jennifer has the ability to play either of the front positions for us. We are excited that Jennifer has decided to continue her education and athletic career at Northwestern College.”

A four-year letter-winner on the tennis court, Jansen placed seventh in the conference two consecutive years as the top singles player for OHHS. She earned the all-court player award and has been clocked with a serve of over 90 miles per hour.

“Jennifer is a great all-around athlete and multi-sport star at Oak Harbor High School,” said head coach Jeff Guthmiller. “She moves and covers the court well. At 6-foot-2, she brings a very big serve and plays the net well. Jennifer will be a great addition to not only our tennis program but to our campus as well.”

She is the daughter of Dwayne and Debbie Jansen of Oak Harbor.

Northwestern College is a Christian college of 1,315 students in Orange City, Iowa.

Rated a top-10 Midwestern baccalaureate college by U.S. News & World Report magazine, Northwestern provides an education that combines academic rigor with a faith perspective.

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