Senior Spotlight: Jenner’s skills in athletics and academics prove rewarding

Teagan Jenner, December graduate of Waynesburg University who majored in mathematics with minors in computer science and financial mathematics is considered a genius by her professors and teammates, both in the classroom and on the soccer field . 

“I had Teagan in four computer science classes,” Dr. Elizabeth Wang, professor of computer sciences, said. “Teagan is one of the most brilliant and dedicated students I have had. She was on the top of every class.”

Jenner was able to graduate a semester early thanks to her diligence and dedication in her field of study. She started early, and after an impressive academic performance her first semester, she was asked by Wang to take over as a lab assistant and peer tutor. For Jenner, the ball never stopped rolling from there. She was a leader on the women’s soccer team, serving as the President of the campus Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and as the Vice President of the Presidents Athletic Conference-SAAC. 

“Becoming a women’s soccer representative for SAAC my sophomore year was a great way for me to start to get involved on campus,” Jenner said. “Having a good experience in an organization that I am passionate about led me to take up leadership roles for SAAC and enabled me to get to know student-athletes and staff around the PAC as well as athletes, staff and administrators at WU.”

Jenner was also an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on campus. After graduating, Jenner jumped right into pursuit of her graduate studies at John Hopkins University and has completed her first semester pursuing an online master’s program in data science there. 

“Academics has always been my top priority,” Jenner said. “I’ve found that I really enjoy learning and experiencing new things, whether that is in the classroom, on the soccer field or by just talking to people.”

In the fall, Jenner plans to join the coaching staff at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Campus’ women’s soccer team as an assistant coach while she completes her graduate degree in pursuit of entering the workforce as a data scientist. She is grateful for another opportunity to get involved and the growth to come with it.

“All of the activities and programs I was involved with allowed me to grow in confidence in myself and my own abilities,” Jenner said. “I am most grateful for all of the people I met and the friendships I made during my time at Waynesburg.”