The top-seeded Women of Troy defeated the Gamecocks to advance to the second round
2017 Jenna Belton begins her junior season with the Women of Troy.
2016 As a sophomore, Belton went 28-8 overall with a 26-6 record in dual matches… played primarily at the No. 4 spot with Abril Bustamante, going 28-7 overall and 26-5 in duals… named Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team...took second in the silver bracket finals at the Hawai’i Invitational… appeared in the quarterfinals of the silver bracket at the USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge… garnered Pac-12 Pair of the Week honors with Bustamante (March 28).
2015 As a freshman, Belton went 33-5 overall with a 25-1 mark in dual matches, and helped the Trojans win their first-ever national title… went 30-5 with Bria Russ, including a 22-1 record at the No. 5 spot in duals… went 3-0 with Nicolette Martin in three duals at the No. 4 position… won 15 matches in a row between March 24 and April 12… advanced to the silver final at the Queen of the Beach Challenge with Russ… appeared in the bronze quarterfinals of the USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge with Russ… won the Pac-12 Invitational silver crown with Russ… provided the clinching point in USC’s win over Long Beach State in the national semifinals.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB Belton was a three-year letter winner in indoor volleyball as an outside hitter at Aptos HS (Aptos, Calif.) under head coach Dave Faz… named All-SCCAL (Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League) First Team in 2012 and 2013… chosen as the 2013 SCCAL league MVP… was the 2012 SCCAL Junior of the Year… Aptos HS Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year and Team MVP as a senior… named to the 2013 MaxPreps.com All-State Team… led Aptos HS to the 2011 and 2013 league championship… played five years for Main Beach VBC… two-year member of the USA U19 Beach Volleyball National Team… helped USA U19 to fifth place at 2013 High Performance Championships and third place in 2014… a lifetime member of the California Scholastic Federation and an AP Scholar with honors.
PERSONAL Jenna Nadine Belton was born on March 5, 1996, in Santa Cruz, Calif.… parents are Mary Wood and Nigel Belton… has one sister, Natalie… stepfather Mark Rosen played football and baseball at Stanford and for the Boston Red Sox minor league teams… favorite foods are pasta, Brie cheese, and edamame… favorite musical artists are Jack Johnson and Tom Petty… enjoys paddle-boarding, drawing, and hiking… aspires to play professional beach volleyball… majoring in print and digital journalism.