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Catalog Number 2016.010.001
Description Jenny Circle Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2016. Plaque commemorating Jenny Circle of Sacred Heart Prepatory being inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 8, 2016. The plaque is printed on silver-colored metal with a 3" x 2.5" photograph mounted to the upper right hand corner. Metal and photograph are mounted beneath acrylic with gold-colored decorative brads onto an mdf wooden base covered in a dark woodgrain vinyl laminate. Top left corner has the 2016 Peninsula Hall of Fame logo which consists of a blue ribbon that reads "20 Peninsula Sports 16" across the base of a green trophy whose base reads, "HALL / OF / FAME" with arcs of 7 blue stars on either side. Black and white plaque image is of Circle in the air holding a basketball and just about to shoot. She is wearing a white sleeveless jersey with "COLORADO / 10" printed on the front and white shorts. She is in the air with a girl wearing a darker sleeveless jersey with "NEBRAS / 32" printed on the front reaching up just below Circle's shoulder. A brief biography is also on the front, "Winning defined Jenny Circle's high school basketball career. Her Sacred Heart Prep teams lost just one game during her junior and senior seasons in the mid-1990s. Those powerhouse Atherton units were rated tops in California during that period, drawing huge crowds and winning two state titles and a No.3 national ranking along the way. It was during that time that the Gators won a state-record 80 games in a row. And Circle was the tall, high-scoring, low-post linchpin of that memorable era for SHP. An All-State and All-American selection, Jenny was a San Mateo County, Central Coast Section and Bay Area player of the year. During her prep career, she tallied more than 2,800 points. She later played for USC and the University of Colorado." The back of the plaque has an oval sticker with the logo and contact information for Spotlight Impressions, the manufacturer of the plaque.
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Jenny Circle Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2016
Date June 8, 2016
Creator Spotlight Impressions (San Mateo)
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "spotlight impressions / your source for name badges, signs and awards / 147 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 / (650) 348-5520 phone (650) 348-2974 fax / /" (silver colored oval-shaped sticker with black text on back); "JENNY CIRCLE / SACRED HEART PREPARATORY / Inducted June 8, 2016 / … / SPONSORED BY / San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau / PLATINUM SPONSOR / First National Bank" (printed on front)
Provenance Sponsored by the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau; platinum sponsor is the First National Bank.
Notes "Colorado forward Circle to forego final year of eligibility due to knee injury
Published: Saturday, March 20, 1999

BOULDER, Colo. {AP} Colorado forward Jenny Circle, who missed all but three games of the 1998-99 season because of a knee injury, has decided to forego her final year of eligibility.

Circle is a senior academically and is scheduled to graduate with a bachelor's degree in communications in May. She wants to attend graduate school outside of Colorado, women's basketball coach Ceal Barry said Thursday.

Circle, who transferred to Colorado from Southern California before the 1996-97 season, averaged 8.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and blocked 20 shots during her brief career with the Buffaloes.

She tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee in the third game of last season and did not play again.

'It's unfortunate that she was hurt early and didn't get to compete her junior season," Barry said. "We wish her the best after her graduation in May.'"
[ 6/5/2016]

"Jenny Circle serves at the school's Development Associate. Prior to joining Kehillah Jewish High School, Jenny worked eight years as a Development Director for eScrip, a San Mateo based company that has distributed over $250 million to schools across the country. At eScrip she she became passionate about fundraising and transitioned to working in private schools in 2007. A graduate of the University at Colorado, Boulder, Ms. Circle was a member of the Womens' basketball team and graduated with a degree in Communications. Ms. Circle was born and raised in Los Altos Hills and attended Sacred Heart Prepatory in Atherton. She is an active member of the Allied Arts Auxiliary in Menlo Park, which raises money to support critically ill children at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital."
[ 6/5/2016]
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1.875 inches
Search Terms Atherton
Circle, Jenny
Sacred Heart Prep
Subjects Awards
Basketball players
Sacred Heart Prep
People Circle, Jenny