Coach Smith on Bayer:
"Jen could be real a real presence for us in the paint. We are looking to her for some significant scoring and rebounding during her senior year."
Daughter of Robert and Diana Bayer...one sister, Melissa...born April 27, 1981.
Saw action in 25 games, starting nine...averaged 6.7 ppg...led team in defensive rebounds (3.6 rpg), and second in total rebounds per game (5.3 rpg)...finished second on the team in field goal percentage, shooting just over 50 percent a game...scored 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds against Drexel (12/20)...grabbed a season high 13 rebounds and added 16 points against Dartmouth (12/28)...netted 18 points and grabbed 11 boards against Colgate (2/23)...named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
Leopards' leading scorer with 12.0 ppg...leading rebounder with 7.4 rpg...started in all 28 games...posted a 53.2 shooting percentage...scored a total of 335 points...grabbed a season-high 19 rebounds versus Princeton (12/6).
The Leopards' leading scorer (12.8 ppg) and rebounder (8.7) in her rookie season...named Patriot League Player of the Week (1/31), averaging 21.7 points and 11.7 rebounds in three games...voted the Patriot League Rookie of the Week (1/3), scoring 21 points in the second half of the Leopards' victory over La Salle... finished the regular season eighth in League scoring with 12.9 ppg, third in rebounding with an 8.7 average and fourth in field goal percentage at .520 ... voted onto the Patriot League?s All-Rookie Team.
Averaged a double-double her senior campaign, tossing in 16.0 points per game and grabbing 12.9 rebounds per contest ... helped Lowell HS (Ind.) to a second place finish in its 13-team conference ... captain of team two straight years ... named the the Post-Tribune all-area squad in 1998, and was first-runner up for all-area Player of the Year this past season ... in her junior season, she pulled down a school record 21 rebounds in one game ... set the school mark for rebounds with 681 and averaged 10 boards per game for her high school career ... scored 807 points, second all-time at her school, averaging 11.9 points per game over four varsity seasons.