« DI Women’s Basketball 2012-13

Jennifer George

School

Florida

Position
Forward
Major
Recreation Event Management
PPG
12.3
RPG
8.0
APG
1.4

Classroom

George is majoring in recreation event management and is on pace to graduate during the summer of 2013, after competing a required internship.

Character

Coach Amanda Butler on Jennifer George: “One of the things that really jumps out and something her teammates (will say), it’s just the way she has embraced her role and embracing how important she is in every way: in how important she is and how she’s leading on and off the floor. In the past, Jennifer has been one of those types of players that were waiting to be led and I think that has changed for her. I think if you talk to our new strength coach, Tyler Stewart, there is very little he can do to challenge her even because, physically, she is at such an incredible level right now. The leadership role and the sense of urgency only seniors can bring, a lot of those things that we are seeing in her. (It’s) a different level of seriousness, a different level of intensity and a different level of drive and setting her goals very, very high. That’s really encouraging.”

Community

George has been very active in the community throughout her career, helping the women’s basketball squad finish among the top-2 Gator teams in volunteer hours each of her three years. One of her favorite events has been the Climb for Cancer Sports Camp, where she spends the day playing different activities with children who have cancer. George also has been involved with math tutoring at Lincoln Middle School, in addition to Shands Hospital Art Day, Habitat for Humanity, Pediatric Movie Night and Gator Tracks Delivery, where Gator athletes help collect and deliver shoes to children in need.

Competition

George had a breakout season last year, when she was voted by the Southeastern Conference coaches as a 2012 First Team All-SEC performer and earned recognition as a 2012 WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team Honorable Mention performer. Despite being an undersized post player at 6-foot tall, George led UF in scoring (12.8 ppg), rebounding (8.8 rpg) - an effort that also ranked second in the SEC (all games) - field goal percentage (53.7%), free throw attempts (135) and double-figure scoring games (24), while ranking second for blocked shots (53) and made free throws (72). She led the SEC (all games) in offensive rebounds (3.7 pg) and doubles-doubles (15), and ranked No. 2 for rebounding, No. 4 for defensive rebounds (5.0 pg), No. 3 for field goal percentage, No. 5 for blocked shots and No. 9 for scoring.