Jarmoc Named Top-30 Candidate for Senior CLASS
Senior CLASS Award Top-30 Volleyball Candidates
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Redshirt senior All-American Caroline Jarmoc was named one of the 30 candidates to be considered for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball, the committee announced Wednesday afternoon.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. Jarmoc is the first Jayhawk to be named to the Senior CLASS candidacy during the 2013-14 school year.
The Calgary, Alberta, Canada native is one of four Big 12 volleyball players to appear on the top-30 list. Joining her from the conference are: Kristen Hahn (Iowa State), Sallie McLaurin (Oklahoma) and Bailey Webster (Texas).
Extremely dedicated to one of the most difficult majors at KU, Jarmoc was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team and the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team following a memorable 2012 season. While leading the Big 12 Conference in attack percentage, Jarmoc also kept a 3.23 GPA in her fourth year in the chemical engineering program. An international student with dual citizenship in Canada and Poland, Jarmoc’s application to the School of Engineering was accepted while the international player was still acclimating herself to the speed and style of American volleyball shortly after arriving on campus.
Her already gifted mind combined with her fifth year with the program makes Jarmoc a valuable resource to her teammates as well as the coaching staff. After the middle blockers were the most veteran position group on the team in 2012, Jarmoc is the only middle that has played a match heading into 2013. She’s flourished in the “teaching” role for the rookie middles. Her family life, however, speaks even higher to her character and strength. Living away from her native country, Jarmoc’s dad has never watched her play at KU, while her mom has been only twice in four years.
After redshirting the 2009 season, Jarmoc has started every match since her redshirt freshman debut, good for 93-consecutive starts heading into her senior campaign. In 2012, Jarmoc became the first AVCA All-American in Kansas volleyball history after earning second-team honors. She led the Big 12 and broke KU’s single-season attack percentage record (.386) and currently holds KU’s all-time career mark (.330). As a redshirt junior, Jarmoc finished the season with 424 kills and 157 blocks, making her the only Jayhawk to surpass 400 kills and 150 blocks in the same season.
The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in December.
ABOUT THE AWARD
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring. Premier Sports Management manages the award.
Jarmoc and the Jayhawks officially open the season on Friday, Aug. 30 against Central Arkansas at 1 p.m. in the first match of the Arizona Invitational in Tucson, Ariz.
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