21 Jena Malmen  
    Jena Malmen


    Orion, Ill.

    High School:

    Last College:
    Kirkwood (Iowa) C.C.





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    Getting To Know:Jena Malmen

    Get to know Indiana softball's Jena Malmen.

    SENIOR YEAR (2014)
    •Academic All-Big Ten
    Appeared in 10 games and started five in 2014 ... recorded a hit and RBI against Georgia State on Feb. 16 ... named Academic All-Big Ten

    JUNIOR YEAR (2013)
    Appeared in 29 contests starting in 14 splitting time between right field and designated player...Connected on seven hits with a pair of homeruns and five RBI...Blasted a solo shot against Marshall to help the Hoosiers to a 2-1 win over the Thundering Herd...Drove in a pair of runs against No. 24 Georgia Tech...Went 2-for-3 with a homerun and two runs scored against UMass.

    Saw the field in 25 games, making 11 starts ... hit .209 with six RBI in 43 ab-bats ... appeared in five games at catcher ... logged her first hit in an IU uniform with a single against New Mexico State in the second game of the season ... collected a RBI double and RBI single in four plate appearances against Utah State ... drove in the game-winning run with a single in the fifth inning against Memphis ... dropped an RBI single into left field against Bradley ... singled back up the middle in game two against Wichita State to plate a run ... drew a bases loaded walk to drive in a run in the second game of a weekend sweep at Michigan State to close the season.

    2011 Season (Freshman at Kirkwood Community College)
    Was Second Team NJCAA All-American selection ... First Team NFCA All-American ... was an all-conference and all-region selection ... named Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year ... team placed seventh at the NJCAA Division II National Championship ... hit .398 and drove in 74 runs, the fifth-most in the country ... led the country with 28 home runs ... turned in a fielding percentage of .994, committing just three errors in 533 chances.

    Lettered all four years at Orion High School for head coach Shelly Hutton ... set single-season school records with a .582 batting average, 54 hits, eight home runs ... also set the school record with 17 career home runs ... unanimous all-conference selection from 2008-10 ... named second team all-state as a senior ... named Dispatch-ArgusPacesetter as a senior ... team won three conference and regional titles ... played travel ball for Xtreme Havoc and won the 2009 ASA Illinois State title and placed 33rd at ASA National Championship ... the daughter of Jeff and Gail Malmen ... she has one brother, Mark ... is majoring as a fitness specialist at Indiana



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