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Grace Lennox

School

Eastern Illinois University

Position
Guard
Major
Kinesiology

Classroom

Grace Lennox is a senior from Hobart, Tasmania, graduating in May with a degree in kinesiology. Lennox works just has hard in the classroom as she does on the court and currently holds a cumulative GPA of 3.93.

Character

Lennox’s strong work ethic is not just in the classroom, but is also on the court. She is always the first person in the gym and last one to leave it. Whether it is working on her jump shot or rebounding for a teammate, she is dedicated to making her team better. Lennox is a natural-born leader, which can be seen during practice and games. She constantly cheers her teammates on and picks them up when they are struggling. Lennox is a true teammate and there to help her team in any way that she can.

Community

Lennox is extremely active in the community. This year alone she has participated in three events. In September, Lennox visited a senior home in the Charleston community and played games, colored and shared stories with the residents. Earlier in their summer at the same senior home, Lennox joined her team in organizing a carnival for the residents. Lennox also helped run and organize a blood drive with her teammates in July.

Competition

Lennox has been a key starter for the Panthers in her career. She was selected for the 2017 All-OVC First Team. She averaged a team high 16.3 points per game last season and was fourth in the OVC with 4.4 assists and 1.9 steals per game. She scored 35 points vs. Eastern Kentucky last season and recorded her first double-double at UT Martin with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Lennox recorded seven games with 20+ points in 2016-17. She was awarded OVC Player of the Week on Jan. 10, 2017.

Lennox has started every game of her career and is averaging 35.1 minutes played per game. For her career statistics, she is averaging 10.1 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game. Lennox is also shooting 40.5 percent from the field, 32.2 percent from the three-point range, and 72.6 percent from the line.

Lennox was an OVC Academic Medal of Honor Award recipient in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.