Softball Assistant Jenna Trefethren awarded NFCA scholarship

Softball Assistant Jenna Trefethren awarded NFCA scholarship
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Softball Assistant Jenna Trefethren awarded NFCA scholarship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Bemidji State University softball assistant coach Jenna Trefethren was named the 2021 recipient of the Geri Ann Glasco Memorial Scholarship from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Trefethren will receive funding to attend the 2021 NFCA National Convention, Dec. 8-11 at Caesar’s Forum in Las Vegas.

The scholarship is awarded to a female member coach in her first five years of coaching who shows a commitment to growing the game of fastpitch in her community and has a need for financial assistance to attend the Convention. It is dedicated to remembering Geri Ann Glasco, an aspiring coach and elite former student-athlete, who lost her life on Jan. 24, 2019 in Lafayette, La. 

Trefethren is a first-year assistant coach with the Beavers after serving as the graduate assistant at her alma mater, Northern State University. During her time as a student-athlete, Trefethren began crafting her coaching skills as an assistant coach with the Sioux Falls Diamonds organization.

“Jenna went all the way out to Massachusetts this summer to build her coaching resume,” said Bemidji State head coach Jordan Petersen. “She is committed to learning and growing the game of softball. Jenna has never attended a Convention or a Coaches Clinic, but it is clear in her choices to take on different part-time positions in order to pursue her college coaching dreams.”

In addition to her collegiate coaching experience, Trefethren has an extensive background as a youth skills instructor and coach. As the softball director at Camp Lenox (Otis, Mass.), she supervised children ages seven to 16 and was responsible for daily softball instruction. Trefethren also worked as an instructor at D-Bat Sioux Falls (S.D.), providing pitching, hitting and fielding instruction and was part of the leadership team that orchestrated youth and team camps.

Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).