Jarmoc Named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Oct. 24, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Redshirt sophomore middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc earned her first career Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week award after a pair of big matches at the net for the University of Kansas volleyball team during the week of Oct. 17-23.

Jarmoc was the driving force behind the Jayhawks (13-8, 1-7) out-blocking the Big 12’s blocking leader, Texas Tech, on Saturday en route to the Jayhawks’ 3-1 victory. Her seven blocks against the Red Raiders, combined with her 13 kills, made her the second-highest point scorer on the floor.

When facing Kansas State last Wednesday, Jarmoc put up another team-best seven-block performance to fuel KU’s defensive attack. She also totaled 10 kills to keep her contributions consistent on offense and defense. In two matches, Jarmoc collected 14 blocks, good for an average of 1.75 blocks per set to coincide with five digs.

The Calgary, Alberta, Canada, native has ranked in the top-five in blocks all season long amongst her Big 12 counterparts, and she enters the week ranked third overall with 1.25 blocks pet set. Jarmoc shares this week’s defensive award with Oklahoma middle blocker Sallie McLaurin, who ranks second in the league.

Jarmoc and fellow middle blocker Tayler Tolefree are the primary sources behind Kansas holding a second-place ranking in the league in blocks (2.67 bps). This is the second Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week award for Kansas this season as Tolefree earned the accolade on Sept. 19.

Jarmoc and the Jayhawks hit the road this week with a trip to Ames, Iowa on Wednesday to face No. 15 Iowa State. First serve is set for 6:30 p.m. Next weekend, the Jayhawks will play their only Sunday match of the conference season against Texas A&M. The Oct. 30 start time is slated for 2 p.m.