Coach Bento-Jackson on Gottschalk: "Jen's offensive skills fit perfectly into our system here at Santa Clara. Her inside/outside capabilities allow us to utilize her in several different ways. Because of her offensive versatility, it becomes easy for me to put her into scenarios that she can use these strengths. When Jen is playing effectively we are definitely a much better basketball team."
AS A SENIOR IN 2007-08: Named to 2008 WCC All-Tournament Team (Mar. 9) ... received All-West Coast Conference honors ... received WCC Player of the Week honors (Dec. 17) ... received 2007 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team honors ... posted nine rebounds and a career-high five steals against Nevada (Nov. 9)... played key minutes against Washington State (Nov. 13), recorded a season-best 10 rebounds and went 5-for-11 from the field ... recorded a game-high 28 points in 30 minutes on the court against Boise State (Nov. 17); also had a game-high eight rebounds ... went 8-for-11 freom the field and 5-for-6 at the free throw line for a game-high 22 points against Bradley (Nov. 20) ... registered a team-leading performance with 26 points and four steals against Long Beach State (Nov. 25) ... posted a game-high 24 points and eight rebounds against UCSB (Nov. 29) while setting career-highs in three-points field goals (3), free throws (7) and free throw attempts (9) ... tallied 15 points and compiled a .833 free throw percentage against Pacific (Dec. 8) ... led all players with 25 points, eight rebounds and four steals against Cal Poly (Dec. 12) ... attempted a career-high 21 field goals, while leading the game with a season-high 27 points against Northern Arizona (Dec. 29) ... registered a team-high eight rebounds against Bakersfield (Jan. 4) ... tied her career-high 30 points and posted 13 rebounds against Saint Mary's (Jan. 12) for her fourth double-double of the season ... posted her fi fth double-double of the season with 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds against LMU (Jan. 17) ... led all players with 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds against Pepperdine (Jan. 19) for her sixth double-double ... registered seventh double-double with 10 points and a career and game-high 15 rebounds against San Diego (Jan. 24) ... tallied eighth double-double with a team-best 16 points and a game-high 12 rebounds against USF (Jan. 26) ... recorded 14 points and a game-high eight rebounds against Portland (Jan. 30) ... tied the team-best 14 points and tied the game-high eight rebounds against Gonzaga (Feb. 2) ... added 14 points and five rebounds against then-No. 6/6 Stanford (Feb. 5) ... registered her ninth double-double of the season with 19 points and 13 rebounds against Pepperdine (Feb. 14) ... added 15 points and eight rebounds against LMU (Feb. 16) ... pulled down a team-best eight rebounds and tallied 11 points against San Diego (Feb. 21) ... went 5-for-9 from the field and 3-for-4 from beyond the arc against USF (Feb. 23) ... tallied her 10th double-double of the season with 19 points and a game-high 11 rebounds against Gonzaga (Feb. 28) ... also dished out a career-high six assists against the Bulldogs ... compiled her 11th double-double of the season with 13 points and 12 rebounds against Portland (Mar. 1) ... scored a career-high 31 points against USF (Mar. 6) ... posted her 12th double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds against San Diego (Mar. 8)
AS A JUNIOR IN 2006-07: Returned to the team after a two-year hiatus ... started 26 of the 29 games in which she appeared ... was named All-WCC honorable mention ... averaged 10.9 points and led the team with 6.0 rebounds a game ... led the WCC with 51.2% shooting from the floor ... recorded first-career double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds at Boise State on Nov. 20 ... turned in another double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds on Nov. 25 against Washington State ... shot 5-for-7 from the floor with 12 points and seven rebounds in win over Fresno State on Dec. 9 ... scored 27 points on 11-for-15 shooting and grabbed nine boards at Saint Mary's on Jan. 7 ... had a career day with 30 points on 13-for-15 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds at Gonzaga on Jan. 11 ... scored 19 points to go with 10 rebounds for her third double-double of the year on Jan. 20 against San Francisco ... scored 16 points with seven rebounds against Portland on Feb. 8 ... scored 15 points and grabbed seven boards on Feb. 10 against Gonzaga.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003-04: Named Ms. Spark Plug by teammates... saw action in 22 contests... ranked 16th in the WCC with a team-leading 4.8 rebounds per game... missed first seven games while recovering from a foot injury... made Bronco debut against No. 21 Oregon, pulling down three rebounds in limited action... added a nine-point, nine-rebound effort against San Jose State... went coast-to-coast against Alabama, notching a steal and a lay-in... made 4-5 free throws in final 10 minutes at San Diego State to help ensure victory... added six rebounds off the bench at San Francisco in WCC opener... added six more rebounds at Loyola Marymount... notched 11 points against San Francisco, on 5-8 shooting... added seven rebounds... posted 10 rebounds against Saint Mary's... scored 12 points at Portland, on 5-7 shooting... netted a career-high 15 points against Portland, scoring 12 during second-half comeback attempt... added seven rebounds and three steals in 19 minutes of play.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played forward for head coach Ron McClurg at Heritage High School in Littleton, Colo... earned second team 5A All-State honors while leading Heritage to the Colorado State Championship title game as senior... team went 21-4... a four-year varsity athlete, ranked in the top 10 in rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots, and pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds in that championship contest... led team to the final four while earning honorable mention honors as a junior, while leading the team in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore as the team advanced to the Elite 8... participated in numerous tournaments and has been named to the All-Tournament Teams at the following: Holiday Hoopla Championships, Junior Achievement Tournament, End of the Oregon Trail and the Nike/Oregon Prep Big 12 Invitational... also lettered in tennis, volleyball and track.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jennifer Dwight Gottschalk... born in Littleton, Colo... parents are Hugh and Jeanne Gottschalk... has one sister, Katie... grandfather played basketball at Northwestern... major is undeclared.
Gottschalk's Career Statistics
Gottschalk's Career Highs
|Points||31||vs. USF, March 6, 2008|
|Field Goals||13||at Gonzaga, Jan. 11, 2007|
|FG Attempts||23||vs. Saint Mary's, Jan. 12, 2008|
|3-Pt Field Goals||3||six times, last vs. USF, March 6, 2008|
|3-Pt FG Attempts||10||vs. LMU, Feb. 16, 2008|
|Free Throws||8||vs. USF, March 6, 2008|
|FT Attempts||9||twice, last at Pepperdine, Jan. 19, 2008|
|Rebounds||15||vs. San Diego, Jan. 24, 2008|
|Assists||6||vs. Gonzaga, Feb. 28, 2008|
|Blocked Shots||3||vs. Cal Poly, Nov. 17, 2006|
|Steals||5||at Nevada, Nov. 9, 2007|
|Minutes||42||twice, last vs. Pepperdine, Feb. 14, 2008|