Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Jennifer Schooler
CLASS of 1998 Basketball and Volleyball ATHLETE
At just 5'4" as a prep basketball player, Jennifer made up for lack of height with extreme defensive tenacity. Coach Bill Groogan observed, "I haven't seen anybody yet that she can't guard, it doesn't matter how big they are." A superior passer, Jennifer was counted on to set the table for teammates to score and ranked among Panther all-time assists leaders. She played 99 games in her four-year career - the most of any WHS hoopster in school history - and scored 933 points while averaging 10.9 and 12.6 as a junior and senior. Jennifer was "2nd team 4A All-State" and "Big 9 Player of the Year" as a senior and a "1st team All-League" selection her final two seasons as a Panther. The two-year captain also received several team awards.

She was a member of the varsity volleyball squad for two years before electing to only concentrate on basketball and earned "Honorable Mention All-Big 9" honors. In all, Jennifer accumulated six letters and received the "Panther Best" award as a senior. She was a finalist for "North Central Washington High School Female Athlete of the Year" in 1997 and '98.

Her collegiate basketball career began at Wenatchee Valley College where she was named to "1st and 2nd All-Conference" teams as a sophomore and freshman. Jennifer went on to become the University of Idaho's fifth ranked all-time assists leader. She was a finalist for "NCW College Female Athlete of the Year" in 2002.

- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.