Nov. 5, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
For the first time in her career, JennaRae Jester, a junior on the University of Wyoming Women's Volleyball Team, was selected on Thursday to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII Second Team. Jester, who has earned a 3.96 cumulative grade-point average in business administration, was one of six individuals to earn Second Team honors.
The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team is a part of the Academic All-America program. Student-athletes are selected in voting by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). CoSIDA District VII is made up of the states of Wyoming, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
To qualify, a student-athlete must have achieved a minimum of 3.30 cumulative grade-point average, must be at least a sophomore and must have participated in at least 50 percent of her team's matches.
An Academic All-MWC and Scholar Athlete selection, Jester has played in all 27 matches and 104 sets this season and for her career 57 matches and 205 sets. She is averaging a teams leading .257 (191-76-448) hitting percentage and 1.13 blocks per set, while adding 1.93 kills and 2.81 points per set. She currently ranks fourth overall in blocks and fifth in MWC matches in that category. The Cowgirls are currently 11-16 overall and 1-11 in the Mountain West Conference.