Student-Athlete of the Week: Jan. 23

WSU men's basketball guard Jeremy Senglin.   (Source: Weber State Athletics)
WSU men’s basketball guard Jeremy Senglin.
(Source: Weber State Athletics)

Name: Jeremy Senglin

Position: Guard

Year: Sophomore

Height: 6-foot-2

Hometown: Arlington, Texas

High School: Bowie HS

Weber State University men’s basketball guard Jeremy Senglin is this week’s Signpost Student-Athlete of the Week after scoring a team-high 39 points during the Wildcats’ road trip last week, including a career-high 25 points against Northern Arizona University.

“I felt good about both (games),” Senglin said. “Especially (against) NAU because we got the win as a team.”

Senglin leads the team in scoring this year, averaging 15.6 points per game. He set a new career high in scoring on Thursday when he scored 25 points against the Lumberjacks. Senglin shot 5-11 from the field against NAU and was 3-6 from three-point range. Half of Senglin’s scoring output came from the free-throw line, where he set a new career-high with 12 free throws made on 15 attempts. Senglin said that he didn’t feel or notice anything different when he stepped onto the court against NAU, he was just ready to help his team.

“Not really, I was just pumped up for the game,” Senglin said. “Ready to play against a real good team and try and help get my team the win.”

Senglin led the team with five assists in the win, while also recording two steals and a rebound.

After the career day against NAU, Senglin followed up with a 14-point performance against Southern Utah. Senglin shot only 1-10 from the field — missing all four of his three-point shot attempts — but made 12 free-throw shots for the second consecutive game. He was one of three Wildcats to score in double-digits against the Thunderbirds and was one of four to pull down six or more rebounds.

“Southern Utah, that performance was a little rough for me and the team,” Senglin said. “We didn’t really bring out the juice we had against NAU.”

Senglin and the Wildcats will play at home this weekend as they host Sacramento State at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Looking forward to the game, Senglin said that the key to the Wildcats bouncing back from their loss at Southern Utah was for them to stay focused and stay together.

“We just got to stay together as a team,” Senglin said. “That’s the main thing.”

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Sophomore Jeremy Senglin goes up for the shot against Oral Roberts earlier this season. Senglin is averaging a team-high 15.6 points per game this season.
(Ariana Berkemeier / The Signpost)