Dec. 1, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming Cowgirl volleyball player JennaRae Jester was named to the 2010 ESPN Academic All-America Volleyball Second Team as selected by CoSIDA. She was one of 12 individuals to receive First or Second Team honors. She was chosen earlier this fall to the First Team ESPN Academic All-District VII Team.
A business administration major from Cheyenne, Wyo., Jester currently carries a 3.972 grade point average. She played and started in all 31 matches this season for the Cowgirls, while averaging a team leading 1.34 blocks, which was second in the Mountain West Conference. She finished her career with 336 career blocks which is eighth all-time in school history. Jester is a two-time Academic All-MWC and three-time MWC Scholar Athlete selection, while earning ESPN Academic All-District VII honors during 2009. She was also one of 30 NCAA women's volleyball student-athletes selected as a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.
"JennaRae has done an awesome job leading both on the court and in the classroom," said head coach Carrie Yerty. "She is a great ambassador for this institution and Wyoming. We are excited about her continuing her education while helping the Cowgirl Volleyball program in the future."
The ESPN Academic All-America program currently selects 12 teams at the University Division level. To qualify, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.0, reached sophomore athletic and academic standings and be nominated by his/her sports information director.