The 2012-2013 season marks Jennifer Jakel's seventh at the helm
of the women's golf program at SIUE.
She also oversaw sophomore Ashton Stair's development as a collegiate player. Stair earned three top five and five top 10 finishes to earn a spot on the Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer team.
Jakel was a four-year player from 1998-2002 at Missouri State, helping the Bears to a Missouri Valley Conference title in 2001. The Bears also made their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance during the 2000-2001 season.
Jakel was named as the third head women's golf coach in program history prior to the 2006-07 school year. She also is a business associate in the Athletics department, handling numerous administrative duties. She also serves as the department's community service coordinator, chairs the annual golf outing committee, handles budget and reconciliation for various camps, and also oversees transportation for the department's 17 programs. Jakel also is a mentor to at-risk student athletes.
Jakel earned a bachelor of science in business administration from Missouri State in 2002. She received her master's in business administration at SIUE in 2006. Jakel is a Highland, Ill., native and still resides in Highland.