|City/State:||Baton Rouge, La.|
|High School:||St. Michael HS|
HONORS & AWARDS
2014 LSWA All-Louisiana Third Team
2013-14 LSWA Player of the Week (Jan. 6)
2013 SEC Community Service Team
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Freshman Honor Roll
Point guard who was a vocal leader and floor general for the Lady Tigers ... Overcome several injuries during her career and played through pain … Had a knack for taking charges on the defensive end … Played in 129 career games with 85 starts … Produced 19 of her 35 career double-figure scoring games in 2013-14 … Registered 30 games of five assists or better in her career ... Distributed 372 career assists which checked in 10th place all-time … Buried 137 career three-pointers which ranked seventh in program history.
SENIOR SEASON (2013-14)
Turned in a balanced 11.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game ... The 11.3 PPG enabled her to double her scoring output averages from her first three seasons in 2013-14 ... The 3.5 assists per game were 10th in the SEC rankings ... Provided 13 of her 19 games in double figures versus SEC opponents ... Her 91.5 percent effort at the foul line would have ranked first among the SEC leaders if she qualified for the league rankings ... Kenney’s 39.2 three-point field goal percentage was third in the SEC and 45th nationally whereas 2.2 triples per game are good enough for fourth place on the SEC leaderboard ... Suffered a concussion in October and started 30 games in a row (Nov. 20-March 25) after coming off bench in LSU’s first three games ... Picked up 11 points over 24 minutes at No. 4 Louisville (Nov. 14) ... Nailed three clutch triples against Michigan (Nov. 30) during the second half and helped LSU rally from an eight-point deficit ... Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds versus Indiana State (Dec. 3) ... Put together run of five straight games in double figures (Dec. 20-Jan. 9) ... Fired in 17 points highlighted by four three-pointers at North Carolina State (Dec. 20) ... Exploded for 22 points sparked by a career-best six triples versus Jackson State (Dec. 30) ... Started Tulane game (Jan. 5) with four consecutive three-balls and finished with 17 points ... Raised her averages to 12.6 points and 3.6 assists per game during SEC regular season play ... The 3.6 assists were tied for 8th whereas the 12.6 points were 25th on the SEC leaderboard ... Distributed a career-high 10 assists against Florida (Jan. 12) - last LSU player to accomplish that feat was Katherine Graham in 2009-10 ... Pumped in a career-best 30 points on 7-of-10 shooting at Missouri (Jan. 16) ... Sank a career-high tying six triples and a career-best 10 free throws during the Missouri game ... One of five players in the SEC to amass a 30-point scoring performance during a league game this season ... Last LSU player to record 30 points in a game was Allison Hightower during the 2009-10 season ... Secured 19 points and four steals versus Missouri (Feb. 6) ... Five of her six field goals were triples en route to 17 points at Georgia (Feb. 20) ... Garnered 21 points and a season’s best five steals versus No. 10 Tennessee (Feb. 27) ... Compiled 16 points and four assists during LSU’s SEC Tournament win over Alabama (March 6) ... Chipped in 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists during LSU’s NCAA First Round win over Georgia Tech (March 23) ... Suffered a season-ending concussion in first half versus No. 7 West Virginia (March 25) during NCAA Second Round contest .
JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
LSU’s vocal leader who was tops on the team in assists with 137 … Averaged 4.3 assists per game, which ranked eighth in the SEC … Played in 32 games with 24 starts … Recorded at least five assists in 16 games … Suffered injuries to her knee, shin, head and foot during the year but still managed to play … Ranked fourth in the SEC in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.0) … Was also fourth in that category in SEC only games, dishing out 63 assists to only 30 turnovers … Produced 13 points in the season-opener against Wichita State (Nov. 11) ... Notched a then career high in assists with eight at Georgetown (Nov. 19) to go along with 11 points ... Tied a then career high and season high with eight assists at Florida International (Nov. 25) ... Tied a then career high in rebounds with seven while recording seven assists at Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 28) ... Missed the Mississippi State game (Jan. 13) after injuring her left shoulder in practice ... Returned to action off the bench at No. 18 South Carolina (Jan. 17) and showed her toughness, scoring six points with five assists and a career-high two blocks while taking back-to-back charges in the first half ... Injured her left shin in a collision at the 5:43 mark in the second half at No. 4 Kentucky (Jan. 27) but returned and still managed to record five assists ... Played 21 minutes versus No. 14 Texas A&M (Feb. 4) before sustaining a left knee sprain with 16:49 remaining in the second half where she did not return ... In one of the most courageous efforts in recent LSU history, played 30 minutes and helped LSU rally from an 11-point deficit against No. 12 Tennessee (Feb. 7), just three days after spraining her left knee ... Dished out five assists, took two crucial charges, had two steals and scored four points against the Lady Vols ... Returned to the starting lineup and helped lead LSU past No. 9 Georgia (Feb. 10) with 11 points, five assists and a then career-high-tying six free throws ... Had the game of her career with a then career-best 22 points, 5-of-5 threes, two charges and 7-of-8 field goals to lead LSU to upset of No. 7 Kentucky (Feb. 24) ... Came off the bench in that game as she was questionable with a foot injury but continued to show her toughness, just days after the passing of her grandfather ... Scored eight points and dished out six assists before suffering a head injury with 44 seconds left in the game against No. 20 Green Bay in NCAA First Round (March 24) ... Did not play or dress in the NCAA Second Round game against No. 8 Penn State (March 26) … Returned to the court in the NCAA Regional semifinal against No. 6 California (March 30) and had six points off the bench.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Tallied a team-high 2.8 assists per game, which ranked 10th in the SEC ... Reached double figures in scoring six times and averaged 5.6 points per game … Assumed the point guard role following Destini Hughes’ season-ending injury on Jan. 19 ... Played in 32 games with 31 starts ... In the season-opener at Wichita State (Nov. 14), scored 16 points with five rebounds, five assists and a 4-of-5 effort from three-point range ... Scored 13 points in the second half and rallied LSU from a five-point deficit midway through the second half ... Set a season-high in assists (7) against Northwestern (Nov. 22 )... Collected a career-high-tying five steals in 35 minutes against UCLA (Dec. 13) while scoring seven points ... Notched seven assists and scored 10 points -- the most by her since the season-opener -- in helping lead LSU past Ole Miss (Jan. 1) ... Suffered a concussion in the first minute of the game at No. 9 Tennessee (Jan. 19) after sustaining an elbow to the head ... Left at the 18:13 mark in the first half and did not return ... Missed the Arkansas (Jan. 22) and East Tennessee State (Jan. 24) games while recovering ... Outstanding defensive game against No. 5 Kentucky (Feb. 5), collecting game-highs in rebounds (6) and steals (4) to go along with nine points ... Started at Arkansas (Feb. 16) and suffered a hyper-extended right knee with 13:40 remaining in the second half ... Was helped off the floor and did not return ... Was a perfect 4-of-4 from the floor and 3-of-3 from three-point range for 11 points in start against Auburn (Feb. 19) ... Set a then career high making 6-of-6 from the free throw line and scoring 10 points in LSU upset over top seed Kentucky in SEC Tournament semifinals (March 3) … Scored 10 points in her first career NCAA Tournament game against San Diego State (March 18).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
LSU’s top freshman who played in all 32 games and posted 5.2 points per game and upped that to 5.6 points per contest in SEC games ... LSU’s second-leading three-point shooter having drained 32-of-111 for 28.8 percent … Recorded six double-figure scoring games … Tossed in eight points in her debut at Northwestern (Nov. 14) … Buried three treys with 11 points against No. 5 Tennessee (Jan. 2) ... Put in 11 points off the bench against Alabama (Jan. 9) ... Fired in 17 points to help lead LSU past Mississippi State (Jan. 13) ... Tied an LSU freshman record for most three-pointers in an SEC game with five in a career-high 27 minutes against the Lady Bulldogs ... Tied the mark of Cornelia Gayden set twice during the 1992 season (at Tennessee, vs. Miss. State) ... Ignited a 7-0 run in the second half with back-to-back threes that put the game away ... Represented the most three-pointers by a freshman in a game since Gayden had five against Mississippi State on March 6, 1992 ... Tied that record two games later with 15 points and 5-of-9 threes in blowout win over Ole Miss (Jan. 20) … Earned a spot on the SEC Freshman Honor Roll for her outstanding efforts in the classroom.
One of the most sought-after players in the nation for the Class of 2010 … Rated the No. 31 overall player by ESPN Hoopgurlz.com … As a senior, earned WBCA High School All-America honorable mention honors … A proven winner as she led St. Michael to back-to-back Class 4A state championships as a sophomore and junior … AAU teammates with LSU teammate Theresa Plaisance and the two played against each other in the 2009 Class 4A state championship game … Averaged 14.8 points and 6.2 assists per game as a junior … Missed most of her senior season after suffering an injury to her left ankle … Returned in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs on Feb. 25 and scored 12 points in a loss to Glen Oaks ... Scored over 1,000 points for her career … A 2008 second-team all-state selection and was a 2009 first-team all-state selection … Voted the Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association Class 4A Most Outstanding Player as a junior … Coached by Tami Reynolds … Graduated with honors with a 3.9 grade point average.
Full name is Jeanne Marie Kenney … Born on July 23, 1992, in Baton Rouge … Daughter of Robert and Kay Kenney … Has one older brother, Mark who also attends LSU … Majoring in kinesiology … Shoots left-handed but writes right-handed … Aspires to be a basketball coach one day.
KENNEY’S CAREER HIGHS
Points: 30; at Missouri ; Jan. 16, 2014
Rebounds: 11; Indiana State; Dec. 3, 2013
Field Goals: 7; three times; last: at Missouri; Jan. 16, 2014
FG Attempts: 14; No. 10 Tennessee; Feb. 27, 2014
3-Pt Field Goals: 6, twice; last: at Missouri; Jan. 16, 2014
3-Pt FG Attempts: 10; at Tulane; Jan. 5, 2014
Free Throws: 10; at Missouri ; Jan. 16, 2014
FT Attempts: 12; at Missouri ; Jan. 16, 2014
Assists: 10; Florida; Jan. 12, 2014
Steals: 5; three times; last: No. 10 Tennessee; Feb. 27, 2014
Blocks: 2; at No. 18 South Carolina; Jan. 17, 2013
Minutes: 39; Wichita State; Nov. 11, 2012
KENNEY’S TOP 10 SCORING GAMES
Rank Points Opponent (Date)
1, 30, Missouri (Jan. 16, 2014)
2, 22, Jackson State (Dec. 30, 2013)
2, 22, No. 7 Kentucky (Feb. 24, 2013)
4, 21, No. 10 Tennessee (Feb. 27, 2014)
5, 19, Missouri (Feb. 6, 2014)
6, 17, at Georgia (Feb. 20, 2014)
6, 17, at Tulane (Jan. 5, 2014)
6, 17, at North Carolina State (Dec. 20, 2013)
6, 17, at Mississippi State (Jan. 13, 2011)
10, 16, vs. Alabama (March 6, 2014)
10, 16, at Wichita State (Nov. 14, 2011)