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Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9:00 am

Inspired by her own recovery from injuries, Borgia senior soccer player Jenna Hellebusch has signed to play at Central Methodist University.

Hellebusch hopes to go into athletic training and Central Methodist has a strong reputation in that field. A big part of her interest comes from the adventure she’s had in the past year.

“I also broke my femur in grade school,” Jenna said. “That’s drawn me into athletic training with all of the physical therapy I’ve been through.”

CMU Head Coach Dan Schmidlin is thrilled to add Hellebusch to the roster.

“Jenna adds tremendous depth to our team,” Schmidlin told the Central Methodist University website. “She suffered a knee injury last year but is now fully released to play again. She is very excited to get back on the field and start training and playing games again. Jenna has great character and is extremely coachable.”

Schmidlin feels Hellebusch will rebound this spring.

“She is a skillful player and will have time to work on her match fitness level this spring with her high school team so she will enter preseason camp in great shape,” Schmidlin said. “We are excited about the enthusiasm she will bring to our team.”

Jenna knew about Central Methodist prior to deciding to go into athletic training.

“My dad (Jeff Hellebusch) went there for two years,” Jenna said. “I just visited there and really liked it. I decided that was the place for me.”

Last spring, Jenna was there as her older sister, Jodi, signed with Avila University. A little later that afternoon, Jenna scored the only goal as Borgia defeated Washington.

“That was probably one of my top highlights,” Jenna said.

Not much later in the season, she suffered a torn ACL in Borgia’s final home game.

It’s taken Hellebusch nine months to come back, but she’s ready to go again when the Lady Knights start training for the 2013 season.

Jenna has had a lot of good memories at Borgia.

“When we won the district my sophomore year, that was good,” Hellebusch said. “Being able to play with my sister was a positive.”

Jenna actually could run into her sister, Jodi, during the college season. Central Methodist plays defense for Avila.

“We’ll play each other,” Jenna said, trying to remain as diplomatic as possible. “It’s hard to say who will do better. She’s got a year on me. She plays defense and I play forward. We’ll run into each other a few times.”

Jenna’s season came to an end earlier than hoped when she suffered a season-ending knee injury just prior to the start of the district tournament.

Jenna plays club ball for International Soccer Academy in St. Louis. She missed this past club season due to her injury.

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Northwest vs. Hillsboro   5:30 p.m.

~Warrenton-Chamois loser vs. Wright City-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

~Warrenton-Chamois winner vs. Wright City-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

^Union vs. St. Clair    7 p.m.

~Hermann-Owensville loser vs. Montgomery Co-St. James loser    7:30 p.m.

~Hermann-Owensville winner vs. Montgomery Co-St. James winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia vs. Washington    7 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific vs. Union    4 p.m.

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Wentzvillr Liberty vs. Lutheran South     5:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

^Holt vs. Warrenton    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Chamois    7:30 p.m.

^Washington vs. St. Clair    8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Borgia at Notre Dame    6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game    4 p.m.

~Consolation    5 p.m.

^Consolation    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game    6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game    7 p.m.

~Championship    8 p.m.

^Championship    8:30 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Wrestling

Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Union at Farmington/Summit    5 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James/Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Seckman    6 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    TBA

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at Potosi/Festus    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington at St. Charles West    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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