Where they are now: Jennifer Timm
By Murray Gleffe
LEWISTON, NEW YORK – Jennifer Timm is not your average athlete.
As a freshman on the West De Pere softball team in 2012, she scored the winning run in the sectional finals to advance her team to state in Madison.
Over her four years, Timm helped the Phantoms win 60 games.
“I had amazing teammates and coaches at West De Pere,” said Timm about her time as a West De Pere softball player. “Coach Carrie Jones shaped me into the athlete I am today because she taught me to always envision success and work hard for it. My teammates were incredibly supportive of one other. Playing at Goodman Diamond (in Madison) is the crowning moment of my career. Yet, the best part about West De Pere softball is the community and the fans. They are supportive of everything. After we won that sectional final game, the bus driver took us around the roundabout on Grant St. about 30 times in celebration because he was just as excited as we were. Local businesses wished us well by posting signs outside of their store. Being an athlete at West De Pere was a privilege, and I would represent West De Pere all over again if I had the chance.”
Timm’s success came early in her high school career.
College coaches and scouts started taking notice by the time she was ready to make the next leap of faith and play Division I softball.