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Panama graduate inducted into GCC Athletic HOF

November 30, 2011
Westfield Republican
GROVE CITY, Pa. — Panama Central School graduate Christine Carlson Jenkins was inducted into the Grove City College Athletic Hall of Fame earlier this year.

She earned five First Team All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference honors and eight monograms during her two-sport college career from 1987 to 1991.

She made an immediate impact on the volleyball court as the 1987 squad captured the PAC title. Over the next three seasons, she earned First Team All-PAC and received the team’s MVP award three times. Carlson helped lead the 1989 team to the conference title and graduated as Grove City’s all-time leader with 1,026 kills.

Carlson excelled on the hardwood during the winter, also under head coach Susan Roberts. The 5-foot-9 standout earned First Team All-PAC in basketball following her junior and senior seasons. As a junior, she averaged more than17 points per game.

In 1990-91, co-captain Carlson led the Wolverines to a 15-8 overall record while averaging 21.8 points per game. She ranked among the nation’s top 10 in NCAA Division III. That year, she became the second Grove City player to be honored as conference MVP in women’s basketball and the WBCA selected her for All-America honors in District 4.

Carlson graduated as the program’s second-leading scorer with 1,337 career points and held the consecutive free throw record with 28. She remains one of two players to score 500 points or more in one season.

She capped her collegiate career with the coveted Sportswoman of the Year award and received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.

She finished her master’s degree at the University of Virginia as a reading specialist.

Carlson lives in Winchester, Va.

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