University of Iowa Athletics

#24 Jena Young

Height 5-7
Class So.
Hometown Winterset, Iowa
High School Winterset
Jena Young - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2024 as a freshman

  • Started all 46 games as a freshman at shortstop or second base.
  • Finished second on the team with a .373 batting average.
  • Finished second on the team in Big Ten play hitting .382 in 23 games.
  • Recorded 53 hits including six doubles, three triples, and four home runs.
  • Led the team in total bases (77), walks (19), stolen bases (6) and OBP (.445).
  • Led Big Ten freshman in batting average.
  • Recorded 15 muti-hit games.
  • Recorded a hit in all but 10 games during the season.
  • Statistically was the toughest batter to strikeout in the Big Ten.
  • Made her Hawkeye debut against NC State on Feb. 9 and went 2-for-3.
  • Career high 4-for-4 against Minnesota on April 28th.
  • First team all-Big Ten and all-freshman selection.
  • Letterwinner

High School

  • 2022-23 State Gatorade Player of the Year (Iowa)
  • In 2022, hit .624 with 22 home runs, 55 RBIs and 70 runs scored
  • Three-time first team all-conference
  • Three-time all-state team honoree
  • Two-time state champion
  • Holds school’s single-season records for homeruns, runs scored, RBIs, and slugging %


  • Born December 4, 2004
  • Daughter of Megan and Tim Young
  • Has one sibling, Casey