During her junior season, she set the all-time scoring record for her school. By the time the season was over, she had amassed a total a total of 1423 points and 799 rebounds for the first three years of her high school career, averaging 21.25 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.
In the summer of 2006, her high school returned to team camp at Vanderbilt. Besides observing her at camp, the Vanderbilt coaching staff also watched her during the summer evaluation period.
Since Silinski is interested in a career in law, Vanderbilt's combination of stellar academics and competition in the Southeastern Conference was irresistible. She was considering other colleges, including Penn State, Liberty, and Holy Cross, where both of her parents were scholarship athletes.
But Vanderbilt was her first choice. "I knew if Vanderbilt offered, I knew I'd have a hard time saying no," she said. "To me, it's the best of the best -- when I just felt really comfortable with it and felt at peace with the decision."
Jence Rhoads commits to Vanderbilt
Point guard Jence Rhoads has committed to Vanderbilt, according to a report in The Tennessean. Rhoads averaged 19.8, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for Slippery Rock High School in Pennsylvania.