Brenda Maymon Jensen
Home: Sellersburg, Ind.
Birth Year: 1985
Residence: Wichita Falls, Texas
College: Midwestern State University
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2012 – Paralympic Games (Silver Medal). Volleyball Masters in The Netherlands (gold). 2011 – ECVD Continental Cup in Yevpatoria, Ukraine (Gold Medal). 2010 – Sitting Volleyball World Championships (Silver Medal)... Parapan American Championship (Gold Medal)… World Organization for Volleyball Disabled (WOVD) World Cup Egypt (Gold Medal). 2009 – Parapan American Zonal Championship (Gold Medal)… Eurocup (Gold Medal). 2008 - Paralympic Games (Silver Medal)... World Organization Volleyball for Disabled (WOVD) Intercontinental Cup (Bronze Medal). 2007 – Sitting Volleyball Invitational (Silver Medal). 2006 – Sitting Volleyball World Championship in Netherlands. 2004 – Paralympic Games in Athens (Bronze Medal). 2003 – Parapan American Games.
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Started 13 sets at the Paralympic Games in London. Scored 23 points on 15 kills, seven blocks and one ace. Scored tournament-high six points against Ukraine in the semifinals and China in the gold medal match… Helped U.S. Women to a 4-0 record and a gold medal at the Volleyball Masters in The Netherlands. 2011 – Helped the U.S. Women to a 7-0 record and a gold medal at the ECVD Continental Cup in Yevpatoria, Ukraine... Helped the U.S. Women defeat the Shanghai club team in four exhibition matches played in conjunction with the 2011 Colorado Crossroads on March 17-20 in Denver… Tallied 19 points on 11 kills, good for fourth on the team. 2009 – Awarded along with team as the Paralympians of the Year for 2008. 2008 – U.S. team captain amassed 29 points to help the team to a silver medal finish at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing... Finished with 15 kills, 10 blocks and four aces in the tournament... Started all five matches and played in 16 of the 17 sets... Tied for the team lead with two blocks in a preliminary round loss to China.
PERSONAL: Born Brenda Michelle Maymon in 1985, in New Albany, Ind. ... Parents are Patrick and Penny Maymon... Has sister named Ashley... Married Chris Jensen in 2012… Has a stepdaughter with Chris named Elli… Brenda lost her leg in a lawnmower accident in 1991... She graduated from Silver Creek High School in Sellersburg in 2003... She played one year of high school volleyball... Member of the National Honor Society for two years and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for four... Graduated from Indiana University SE in 2008 with a general studies degree... She was on the college dean's list for four semesters and made the chancellor's list for one semester... Enjoys scrapbooking, reading, playing at the park with her stepdaughter Elli and watching movies... She listens to Chris Tomlin, OAR, Dave Matthews, the Script and Matt Kearney among others... Her favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice... Her favorite TV shows are Grey's Anatomy and The Office... Her favorite professional team is the Indianapolis Colts... Role model is her father "because he has always been there for me no matter what the issue. He never judged, only listened. He is someone that I look up to and would like to become more like"...The best day in her life was when she married her husband, Chris.
Updated December 2012
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