Women's Hoops: UK starter transfers to the 'Ville

Jenny Pfeiffer, a 5-8 guard from North Vernon, Ind., has transferred to the University of Louisville to continue her basketball playing career. Pfeiffer played for the University of Kentucky last season and has joined the Cardinals this fall for her final two seasons. She will sit out the 2004-05 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

"We are really excited to add Jenny to our program," said head coach Tom Collen. "We recruited her at Colorado State and felt that she was a Top 25 player nationally. Having a player who was a two year starter in a competitive conference like the SEC certainly gives our roster added experience as we head into the Big East next season.

"She is a great shooter and a fiery competitor. And those are two of the most important qualities that we look for in a recruit. She may have been Kentucky's best all-around player when she was healthy. It's unfortunate that she was unhappy at Kentucky, but I think she will be a perfect fit for our program."

Pfeiffer started all 17 games for the Wildcats until missing the final 11 games with mononucleosis. She was UK's third leading scorer, averaging 11.8 points per game and connecting on 37.2 percent from behind the three-point arc. As a freshman she averaged 10.3 points before a season-ending hand injury in late January. She also made a school record six three-pointers against Long Island.

A four year starter at Jennings County High School, Pfeiffer averaged 21 points, five assists and four rebounds per game as a senior. She was named a first team all-state member by the Courier Journal and was a Street & Smith All-America honorable mention. She was also a member of the Indiana All-Star team.

She was selected by the Indiana Basketball Guide for its "Tremendous 26" list of high school basketball players (both boys and girls). She was a McDonald's All-American finals and a member of the adidas All-Star team. Pfeiffer was ranked by Blue Star as the 62nd best player in the country her senior year.

Pfeiffer will join former Indiana All-Star teammate Missy Taylor on the team.

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