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Jenkins Named to WBCA’s Thirty Under 30 List

by | Mar 20, 2023

Jasmine Jenkins at the Wildcats’ Women’s Basketball recent Senior Day luncheon.


ATLANTA (March 20, 2023) — Davidson assistant coach Jasmine Jenkins was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Thirty Under 30 list, the organization announced Monday morning.

Jenkins has been a two-year member of the Wildcats’ staff, working primarily with the guards, and was a four-year player and 2016 graduate of Vanderbilt University.

The WBCA Thirty Under 30 program was created to recognize 30 up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches aged 30 and under at all levels of the game. Each honoree has exemplified their involvement in community service, mentorship and impact on others, professional manner, and attitude and professional association involvement.

“Congratulations to these 30 coaches who have distinguished themselves so early in their careers,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “The WBCA is pleased to recognize this up-and-coming talent in our coaching family. We celebrate their effort on the basketball court as teachers and equally applaud the extensive role they play in impacting the lives of their student-athletes.”

Here are the 2023 WBCA Thirty Under 30 honorees:

Name Title Institution  
Sarah Assante Assistant Coach Dartmouth College
Katrina Beck Assistant Coach Illinois State University
KaeLynn Boyd Assistant Coach University of Texas at Arlington
Alisha Breen Associate Head Coach Montana State University Billings
Chelsie Butler Assistant Coach Youngstown State University
Khyreed Carter Assistant Coach Syracuse University
Nina Davis Assistant Coach Middle Tennessee State University
Symone Denham Assistant Coach Bradley University
Jillian Dunston Assistant Coach Drexel University
Sadie Edwards Assistant Coach University of Oregon
Catherine Harrison Assistant Coach Middlebury College
Bri Hutchen Assistant Coach University of Delaware
Jasmine Jenkins Assistant Coach Davidson College
Abby Jump Associate Head Coach University of Memphis
Jenna Kotas Assistant Coach Ashland University
Isaac Lu Head Coach Western Nebraska Community College
Olivia Luu Assistant Coach California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Ariel Massengale Assistant Coach Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Kabrina Merriweather Assistant Coach University of Memphis
John Montello Assistant Coach Indiana U.-Purdue U. Indianapolis
Mariya Moore Assistant Coach Saint Mary’s College
Denise Osahor Assistant Coach University of Oklahoma
Jacob Roark Assistant Coach Faulkner University
Kylie Russell Head Coach Milligan University
Ali Sanders Assistant Coach Harvard University
Allison Spaschak Assistant Coach University of Rochester
Hannah Varel Assistant Coach Transylvania University
Jessica Venturelli Head Coach Holmdel High School
Shelby Wheeler Associate Head Coach University of Pikeville
Jeanne-Marie Wilson Assistant Coach Howard University

This is the eighth year of the WBCA Thirty Under 30 program. To see a year-by-year list of past honorees, visit

About the WBCA
Founded in 1981, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women’s and girls’ basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit for more details about the association.

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