Oct. 4, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern head coach Kate Drohan has announced the addition of Chicago native and National Professional Fastpitch veteran Jenna Grim to the Wildcats' coaching staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2013 season.
"We are honored to welcome Jenna to the Northwestern Softball family," Drohan said. "Her experience at the professional, collegiate and high school levels -- and as a clinician in the Chicago area -- is outstanding. Already, Jenna is helping to shape our exciting team for the 2013 season."
A 2011 graduate of Loyola (Chicago) with a degree in communications, Grim was a four-year starter for Loyola (Chicago), twice earning All-Horizon League honors. She finished second on the school's all-time home run list and fifth on its RBI list. As a Rambler, Grim was a pain to the Wildcats, collecting five hits and two home runs during her junior and senior seasons.
Grim served as the Ramblers' volunteer assistant for the 2012 season and has worked as a private instructor in hitting, catching and strength and conditioning. Grim also has been a clinician at multiple camps throughout the Chicagoland area and coached 16U travel softball with the Beecher Ladycats. She both played under and coached alongside four-time All-Big Ten Northwestern graduate Nicole Pauly, who served a Rambler graduate assistant in 2011-12.
Following graduation, Grim won an open tryout to join the Chicago Bandits of National Professional Fastpitch. After winning the 2011 NPF World Championship with the club, she re-signed for the 2012 campaign, working with several outstanding pitchers including National Team member Monica Abbott.
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