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Posting Up with Jenna - Tourney Time!

Jenna and the Illini are very comfortable playing at Conseco Fieldhouse, going 4-2 over the last two seasons there.
Jenna and the Illini are very comfortable playing at Conseco Fieldhouse, going 4-2 over the last two seasons there.

March 4, 2010

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Posting Up With Jenna - Season 2 // March 3, 2010
Senior All-American Jenna Smith catches Illini fans up with her busy life in the newest "Posting Up." This week Jenna talks about why she loves the Big Ten Tournament and about how she got to spend some quality time with her family. Also, an update on Cherry the dog.


Big Ten Tourney
I'm writing this we are on our way to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Tournament. The tournament is always a lot of fun. The best thing about it is that it is only two hours away from Champaign so a lot of friends, family and people from the community always come and support us. We always have a good, loud crowd and trust me, it just seeing the Orange and Blue when we run out for warm ups gives us an extra boost of confidence and energy! Another thing that is great about the tournament is a lot of parents make the trip to Indy. Its always fun to see them greet us at the hotel and give us all hugs and wish us good luck. When we made our run to the championship game two years ago our crowd was amazing! We definitely fed off of them and we hope to again this season!

A few days a go Lacey and I shot a promo for the tournament and we had to say different phrases about the intensity of the tournament like "It's 40 minutes" or "This is what you play for" and it really got me thinking about how this is the best time to play basketball. This is it! This is where you've got to be the best on that day and give it all you've got. I love the Big Ten Tournament and it should be a good one this year! Hopefully we can make another run to the championship game and win it this time!!!

Family Time
Meanwhile, my parents have been coming to my last couple of games and I have had a lot of fun with them. They drove down to Chicago and came to the Northwestern game on Sunday and then drove down to Champaign for a few days during the week before heading over to Indy. We had a lot of quality time together this week, which was awesome! We played cards, went on ice cream dates...of course, they spoiled me and I let them! I really am grateful for them. They have come to a lot of games over my career and sometimes they just drive down to school just to hang out. This week they stayed with me and then they are picking my brother up from the airport for the tournament. I love having all their support!

Bad Girls Club
GREAT show the other night. Keep watching people it is quite funny. I watched it with my mom the other day...haha! We were laughing the whole time and had a great time! I can't believe the season finale is next week. Time has been flying!

Cherry the Dog
That dog has been driving my roommate and I crazy!!! We actually had to give her back to the friend we got her from because she was tearing everything up! We kept trying to train it, but it wouldn't listen to us! We are eventually going get her back, just not right now! Hope she gets trained a little bit more before she comes back... haha! The only person she seems listens to is NuNu (Adrienne God Bold)! When Cherry comes back, she is going straight to NuNu...haha! ☺

Well, we are almost to Indy! Wish us luck...we hope to see you wearing Orange and Blue in the stands!

JJ #13