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Posting Up with Jenna - Spring Forward

Jenna and the Illini took down Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament (photo by Beth Unser)
Jenna and the Illini took down Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament (photo by Beth Unser)

March 15, 2010

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Posting Up With Jenna - Season 2 // March 15, 2010
Senior All-American Jenna Smith catches Illini fans up with her busy life in the newest "Posting Up." This week Jenna reflects on the Big Ten Tournament and looks forward to Spring.


Big Ten Tourney
Since it was my last time to take part in it, I was quite excited leading up to the tournament. We came off a couple of good wins and everyone was really excited to play. There is just something about the tournament that gets us ready to play. Its always fun to see the confidence we have in ourselves during this time and it's always fun to see friends from the other teams as well.

The night after our first game Wisconsin organized a bible study for all the teams there. It was a really good experience and most of the other teams showed up. It was cool to see so many people that you compete against all season brought together for another reason.

As far as the games, we played well on the first night and beat Indiana to setup another matchup with Ohio State. It was the third year in a row we've played them in the second round and we were looking for our second win against them in the tournament. We played the tough, but came up short of the win.

When we lost and the buzzer sounded, I didn't know how to feel. The only thing I thought about was that I have never been to the NCAA Tournament and my heart sunk. That was always my dream since I've been playing basketball. I'm not sure if it has fully hit me yet. It might hit me more once I never put that jersey on again, but that time hasn't come yet. We're still hoping to get more games in the WNIT and plan to make the most of that opportunity.

Now on to the other random things in my life:

With the weather changing and winter winding down, I thought I'd list four things that I love about Spring...
1. NO MORE SWEATS! Time to start dressing in warm clothes and shorts!
2. The sun! I love the sun, it always puts a smile on my face. Then I can start tanning ☺
3. School is almost done! Knowing that spring is here, I will be graduating soon!
4. My birthday is coming up! I know its still like 4 months away, but hey, I can still be excited!

TV Update
Bad girls club! The reunion was last week and it was quite exciting. I can't believe that it's already over! I need to find a new show!

Until next time, ENJOY THE WARM WEATHER!
JJ #13