Jarmoc Makes the Cut: Top-10 Senior CLASS Finalist

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Redshirt senior All-American Caroline Jarmoc earned one of the final 10 candidate spots to be considered for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball, the committee announced Thursday morning.
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 only two Big 12 volleyball players remaining. Texas senior outside hitter Bailey Webster joins her on the prestigious list.
“She’s the combination that all coaches want to have in their gym, somebody that excels in all areas.” head coach Ray Bechard said. “Academically, she’s taking on an extremely difficult major and doing well with that. On the court, obviously, she’s had some great results. So that combination allows her to be considered for a great award like this.”
Extremely dedicated to one of the most difficult majors at KU, Jarmoc is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 and CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree. The Kansas all-time blocks leader holds an astounding 3.24 GPA in her final 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 had played a match heading into 2013. She’s flourished in the “teaching” role for the rookie middles this fall. Her family life, however, speaks even higher to her character and strength. Living away from her native country, Jarmoc’s parents have seen her play only 10 percent of her 115-consecutive starts.
Her senior campaign had not yet started when the Canadian Jayhawk was named to the top-30 list, but Jarmoc has been plenty busy between award announcements. Currently, Jarmoc ranks in the top-10 in the Big 12 in four different categories: attack percentage, kills per set, blocks per set and points per set. Last Wednesday against Iowa State, Jarmoc became KU’s all-time blocking leader and she sits at the No. 2 spot for career solo blocks among all Big 12 blockers.
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.
Jarmoc now becomes one of 10 names that 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.
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.
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