Gorilla women’s basketball fans knew this season would be a record-setting season for senior All-American Lizzy Jeronimus, though few probably knew exactly how many records the Lenexa, Kan., native would break.
Jeronimus’ first record of the year came on December 16 against BYU-Hawaii, as she made her 564th career free throw to set the PSU and MIAA records for career free throws made. She added the MIAA and PSU career attempts records against Lincoln on Jan.5 with 719. By mid-January, Jeronimus was 593-729 (.813) from the charity stripe. The records were previously held by Leslie Dudley who was 563-718 from 1997-2000.
She also added another record against Lincoln on Jan. 5 with her 706th career rebound, besting the record set by Dani Fronabarger from 1990-93.
On Jan. 28 Jeronimus became on the second player in school history to score 2,000 career points. Just three days later, Jeronimus grabbed a rebound and drove to the other end for a fast break layup to set the school scoring record. By the end of that game she had scored 2,050 points, the record for any basketball player (women’s or men’s) at PSU.
Jeronimus is one of only three players in school history to grab more then 500 rebounds and score more than 1,500 points.
Jeronimus also has 292 career assists, the sixth best total in school history. She is only the second player in school history to be in the top 10 for points, rebounds and assists.