Jennifer Crouse

For the curler, see Jennifer Crouse (curler)

Jennifer Crouse (born May 23, 1977) is an American retired professional basketball player.

Jennifer Crouse
Personal information
Born (1977-05-23) May 23, 1977 (age 43)
Freeport, Illinois
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Career information
High schoolFreeport
(Freeport, Illinois)
CollegeNorth Dakota (1995–1999)
WNBA draft1999 / Undrafted
Playing career1999–2009
Career history
1999–2000CB Santa Rosa de Lima (Spain)
2002–2003Perth Lynx (Australia)
2003–2004Athens (Greece)
2004–2005Saarlouis Royals (Germany)
2005–2009Townsville Fire (Australia)
Career highlights and awards



In college, Crouse attended University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota, playing for the Fighting Sioux ('It was controversially named Fighting Sioux at the time) in NCAA Division II.[1] Whilst completing her degree in 2001, Crouse would remain on board as the Assistant Coach of the UND Women's basketball team. Until she decided to pursue her professional career in Australia.[2]


After her college career, Crouse was signed by the Phoenix Mercury for the 1999 WNBA season. However, she was waived one month later.[3] The following year, Crouse was invited to the Miami Sol's training camp before the 2000 WNBA season.[4] Crouse was released before the season began.


After completing her years with the Fighting Sioux, Crouse then travelled to Barcelona, Spain, signing with CB Santa Rosa de Lima for the 1999–2000 Liga Femenina de Baloncesto season.[5] After a season in Australia, Crouse returned to Europe and signed with an Athens side in the A1 Ethiniki Basketball for the 2003–04 season. She would then travel west and sign with Saarlouis Royals for the 2004–05 season of Germany's Damen-Basketball-Bundesliga.[6]


In 2002, after strong showings with the Lakeside Lightning in Western Australia's State Basketball League, Crouse was signed by the Perth Lynx for the 2002–03 WNBL season. Averaging 4.2 blocks per game, Crouse currently holds the record for most blocks recorded in one season (88 blocks). In 2005, Crouse was signed by the Townsville Fire. She would remain a strong member of the Fire roster for four seasons. For the 2008–09 WNBL season, Crouse was named to the WNBL All-Star Five. The Fire narrowly missed out on the Grand Final, losing to Bulleen in the Preliminary Final. At the conclusion of the season, Crouse shockingly announced her retirement from basketball and that she was returning to America.[7] Crouse ranks highly in several WNBL records for her blocking and rebounding efforts.


  1. ^ "Jenny Crouse Hall of Fame Bio".
  2. ^ "Assistant coach Jennifer Crouse resigns to pursue professional playing career".
  3. ^ "2014 Phoenix Mercury Media Guide" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Jennifer Crouse".
  5. ^ "Federación Española de Baloncesto - Competiciones FEB".
  6. ^ "Jennifer Crouse".
  7. ^ "Crouse retires at peak".