USD assistant women's BB Coach Becky Flynn-Jensen inducted into Creighton Athletics Hall of Fame South Dakota women's basketball assistant coach Becky Flynn-Jensen was one of three Creighton's all-time greats inducted into the Creighton Athletics Hall of Fame on Tuesday, April 12 in Omaha, NE.
Keith DeFini and Scott Stahoviak were inducted with Flynn-Jensen in a banquet held at the Downtown Doubletree. With their induction, the Creighton Hall of Fame includes 51 members, including the 1968 induction of Major League Hall of Fame baseball player Bob Gibson.
One of four players in school history to rank in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals, Flynn-Jensen becomes the sixth women's basketball player to be inducted into the Creighton Athletics Hall of Fame. He is in her seventh season as an assistant coach for the Coyotes' head coach Chad Lavin.
Flynn-Jensen was a starter 92 of her 95 career games as a Bluejay, overcoming a pair of ACL injuries in the process. Jensen was named MVC Freshman of the Year and Newcomer of the Year in 1992-93, after leading the team in scoring, rebounding and steals.
One year later, Flynn-Jensen helped the Jays to a 24-7 season that saw them reach the second-round of the NCAA Tournament. She led the team in scoring and earned first-team all-MVC accolades while also being tabbed MVC Defensive Player of the Year. Flynn set a school-record with 105 steals, and also recorded the first triple-double in school history.
Flynn-Jensen led the team in scoring a third-straight season in 1994-95. The junior was again named first-team all-MVC, and was also tabbed a second-team Academic All-American. Her season was cut short when she tore the ACL in her left knee in the regular-season finale vs. Indiana State.
Less than eight months later, Flynn-Jensen started the first seven games of her senior season. A preseason All-Valley selection, she was leading the team in rebounding and second in scoring when she tore the ACL in her right knee in a Dec. 20 game. Despite the injury, Flynn-Jensen returned to the floor in less than 11 weeks and played in final three games of the season.
Flynn-Jensen graduated from Creighton in 1996 with a B.A. in psychology and journalism and earned a masters' degree in clinical psychology from the University of Dayton.
Flynn-Jensen came to Creighton after a standout prep career at Wakonda High School, where she graduated as the state's all-time leading scorer with 3,268 points. She made her debut on the varsity team as a seventh-grader and was named South Dakota's Miss Basketball in 1991 after her senior season.
Becky and her husband of three years, Kyle, have a one-year old son, Jacob.