Jennifer Newman was born July 11, 1987 in Phoenix, Arizona. Coming from a family with an athletic background she began her career in sports at a young age. At the age of five she began playing recreational softball for the neighborhood organization. By the time she was ten years of age she had begun playing competitive softball in the Amateur Softball Association. Having her mind set on playing softball in college, Jennifer played year-round for 8 years. During this time she also participated in competitive volleyball, track and field, and basketball. In the fall of 2004 Jennifer signed a letter of content with the University of Nevada: Las Vegas. She went on to play 2 years of collegiate softball at UNLV. There she began her studies in the area of Sociology and Counseling.