Senior guard Asja Jenkins is about to wrap up a stellar career at Emory & Henry College as part of the Emory & Henry women’s basketball team. Jenkins recently played in her 100th game this past Saturday as she had 10 points in the win over Virginia Wesleyan.
Asja is averaging almost 7 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists per game. However, possibly the most intriguing yet unknown statistic is that Jenkins has not missed a single game in her career at Emory & Henry College. She played in every game her first three years and is one of two players that has started every game for the Wasps this year.
Jenkins, who is from Richmond, Virginia, graduated from St. Catherine’s which is a private school in her hometown. She started playing basketball when she was ten years old. When asked about her favorite memory on the basketball court, Jenkins replied, “probably when I scored 20 points in the League of Independence Schools Championship.”
As a player that has not missed a game during her tenure here at E&H, it is safe to say that Asja Jenkins has played a monumental role on the current Wasps Basketball Team and is a very important figure in the E&H community. Jenkins stated that “Coach Crutchfield was a big reason” that she chose to come play here. Jenkins also said that she “thought it was a pretty school” when she came on her visit. With 100 collegiate games now in the rear-view mirror, Jenkins has six games left in the regular season. Jenkins will be on the court for these upcoming last six games and into the postseason, looking to cement her legacy as one of the greatest Wasps basketball players of all time.
– Peyton Williams