Women's basketball signs Jenson Maydew for 2014-15

Joplin, Mo. - Missouri Southern women's basketball interim head coach Ronda Hubbard has announced the signing of Jenson Maydew for the 2014-15 season.

Jenson is a three-year starter at forward and center at Pratt High School in Kansas playing for coach Dean Rausch. A three-year letter winner entering her senior year this winter, she earned second-team all-league honors as a junior while also being named honorable mention all-state. She also was named to the Tournament of Champions first-team all-tournament team. As a sophomore in 2012 she earned all-league honorable mention. She has helped the Greenbacks qualify for back-to-back state tournaments.

Coming from a long line of athletes, Maydew has also earned eight letters in her prep career, four each in volleyball and track. Jenson earned unanimous first-team all-league honors in volleyball as a junior while being a three-time state qualifier in the shot put in track. As a sophomore in 2012, she took fifth in the shot put at state helping the Greenbacks place third as a team while last year as a junior, she earned the league and regional championship in the shot while placing ninth at state in both the shot and discus.  The daughter of Troy and Kelley Maydew, Jenson is undecided on her major at Southern.

Hubbard loves the athleticism Maydew will bring to the Lions, "Jenson is a tremendously strong athlete and competitor that comes from a long line of athletes.  Both Mom and Dad are K-State graduates with Dad playing basketball and Mom playing volleyball. Her brother is a Decathlon performer at Emporia State. It's not surprising that Jenson excels in many sports (Basketball, Volleyball, and Track). I think what impresses me the most about Jenson is her work ethic and love of the weight room. She fits the mold perfectly of a power forward in the MIAA."