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Jenni Benningfield | 42
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Position:  F
Born: Oct 6, 1981
Height: 6-3 /  1,91
Weight: 185  lbs. / 83,9  kg.
College : Vanderbilt '04
Career Highlights
  • Saw action in 10 games during her rookie season, and scored nine points
  • Signed as a free agent with the Fever, 8/24/04.
  • Drafted by Charlotte in the second round of 2004 WNBA Draft (22nd overall).
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    Benningfield is a second-year pro who will enter her third WNBA training camp…she signed with Indiana as a free agent during the August break for the Olympics in 2004...she practiced with the Fever for the final seven games of 2004…she is a complementary forward whose hard work and persistence have proved valuable to the Fever lineup…she underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last September prior to playing overseas in Spain.

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    2005: Benningfield saw action in 10 games during her rookie season, and scored nine points…the Fever was 5-5 in her 10 appearances…she played in 52 minutes, averaging 0.9 points and 0.6 rebounds per game…she made her WNBA regular season debut at Seattle, 6/4…against the Storm, she logged 19 minutes and scored three points with two rebounds, one assist and a blocked shot…in the next game at Sacramento, 6/7, she played two minutes and did not take a shot or have a rebound…only twice did she seen action in consecutive games – at Seattle, 6/4, and Sacramento, 6/7; and against Detroit, 8/25 and New York, 8/27…against the Sparks, 6/28, she scored a career-high four points in 14 minutes…she also had a rebound, an assist and her only steal of the season against L.A…at Minnesota, 7/19, she scored two points with a rebound and an assist, for what were her final points of the season…she was on the injured list for three games (6/15 to 6/18) due to a sprained right knee. 2004: Signed as a free agent on 8/24/04, she went on the injured list 8/31/04 and never saw game action…she was drafted by Charlotte and waived prior to the regular season…she appeared in a pair of Charlotte preseason games, scoring two points with three offensive rebounds in eight minutes of play…in what was her WNBA preseason debut, she was 0-for-1 from the floor with an offensive rebound in five minutes against the Fever, 5/9…she had two points, two rebounds and an assist in Charlotte’s final preseason game against the Washington Mystics, 5/14.

    2005: Benningfield was a member of the Fever’s 2006 WNBA Playoffs roster, though did not see action.

    2005-06: Benningfield plays with Arranz Jopisa in Spain. 2004-05: Played in Spain with Adecco Estudiantes Madrid, where she was a teammate of former Fever guard Kate Starbird.

    A native of Louisville, Ky., Benningfield averaged 11.0 points and 6.3 rebounds in 136 games during her college career at Vanderbilt…she helped the Commodores to Southeastern Conference Tournament championship as a sophomore and a senior, and she received All-SEC second team honors in each of her final two seasons…2003-04: As a senior, she averaged 13.1 ppg and 5.9 rpg despite suffering a stress fracture in her right foot…2002-03: She was an honorable mention All-America selection by the Associated Press following her junior season, averaging 16.5 ppg and 7.9 rpg while shooting 55.6 percent from the field…she was an SEC All-Academic Team selection in 2003.


    Her full name is Jennifer Ann Benningfield…she was named 2000 Kentucky Miss Basketball…her No. 42 jersey was retired from Assumption High School and is displayed at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn…she was a high school volleyball All-American and ranked nationally as the second-best volleyball player in the class of 2000.

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