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Jennie Rintala
No. 15 – Résidence Walferdange
Position Power Forward / Centre
League Total League
Personal information
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Nationality American
Career information
High school Osseo Senior High School
College South Dakota State University (2008–2012)
WNBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012-2014 Kalamunda Eastern Suns
2015 Rhein-Main Baskets
2017 Kalamunda Eastern Suns
2017 Perth Lynx
2018 Residence Walferdange
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Summit League First Team (2012)
  • Summit League Tournament Most Valuable Player (2012)
  • All-Summit League Second Team (2011)
  • Summit League Tournament Champion (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • 2 x Kalamunda Eastern Suns Club MVP (2013, 2017)
  • SBL All-Star Selection (2017)

Jennie Rintala (nee Sunnarborg) (born 10 June 1990) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for Residence Walferdange in the Luxembourg Total League.

College Career[edit | edit source]

Rintala attended South Dakota State University from 2008-2012. In 2010-11, Rintala was named to the All-Summit League Second Team, after starting all 33 games while scoring 13.0ppg.[1]

In 2012, Rintala again started all 33 games, leading the Jackrabbits in points (14.4ppg) and rebounds (6.2rpg).[2] As a senior, Rintala was named First Team-All Conference and Summit League Tournament MVP. [3][4] She finished her career as part of the Jackrabbit 1,000 point club and ranked second in school history for blocked shots. [5][6]

Professional Career[edit | edit source]

In 2013, Rintala began her career with the Kalamunda Eastern Suns in the State Basketball League. She averaged 14.8 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, helping the Suns to their first ever Grand Final appearance.[7] At the conclusion of the season, Rintala was named Kalamunda Easterns Suns Most Valuable Player.

In 2014, Rintala returned to the Suns, averaging 15.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.

Rintala then signed with Rhein-Main Baskets in Germany’s DBBL. Rintala played in six games, before tearing her ACL which ended her season.[8]

Taking time to rehabilitate her knee injury, Rintala spent two seasons coaching at NCAA Division III school Claremont Mudd-Scripps.[9]

In 2017, Rintala resumed her playing career, returning to the Kalamunda Eastern Suns. In 22 games, she averaged 16.3 points and 8.1 rebounds, earning a place in the SBL North All-Star Team.[10][11] Rintala was named the club’s Most Valuable Player, her second time receiving the award. [12]

At the conclusion of the SBL season, Rintala joined the Perth Lynx as a development and training player.

Following the 2017/18 WNBL season, Rintala signed with Residence Walferdange in Nationale 1, Luxembourg.[13]


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  11. "WSBL All-Star Teams Confirmed – SBL". sbl.asn.au. Retrieved 2018-02-16. 
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  13. "Residence de Walferdange basketball, News, Roster, Rumors, Stats, Awards, Transactions, Details - eurobasket". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2018-02-16.