(Carlisle, Pa.) - The Centennial Conference is celebrating 25 years as one of the elite small college athletic conferences in the country with the announcement of its Silver Anniversary teams, highlighting the best of the best over our first quarter-century.
For inclusion on a Silver Anniversary team, a student must have a degree from one of the Conference institutions and met one of the following qualifications:
- 3-time or 4-time First-team All-Centennial performer
- 2-time Centennial Conference Player of the Year
- 1st team All-America AND 2-time First-team All-Centennial performer
- 2-time All-America (1st, 2nd or 3rd team)
For individual sports such as swimming and track and field, the accomplishments must have occurred in the same event.
Today, we highlight softball and Hall of Famer Jennifer Rodden from the class of 1998. Rodden is the first player in the history of the Centennial Conference to be named First-team All-Conference for all four years of her career. She set a number of school records during her time at Dickinson, many of which still stand today.
Jennifer Rodden Jacobs, Class of '98: Inducted into the Dickinson Athletics Hall of Fame in the fall of 2008; First-team All-Centennial Conference: 1995-1996-1997-1998; First-team All-East Region: 1998; First 4-time All-Centennial Conference player in the history of the conference; Team Captain: 1998; Team Most Valuable Player: 1997; Career School Records: Stolen bases (53), Fielding percentage (.990); School Single Season Records: Triples (6), 1996, Stolen bases (26), 1996; Single Game Centennial Conference and School Record: Stolen bases, (5), vs Gettysburg, 1995; Held a number of additional school records at graduation and remains ranked in the program's top 10 in numerous categories.