Jessica Hellmann
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    Jessica Hellmann

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Palisade, Colo.

    High School:
    Palisade HS

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    S

    SENIOR YEAR (2010): Team captain.

    JUNIOR YEAR (2009): Competed in 95 of 97 sets...was the starting setter for 22 matches...accounted for 733 assists...that is the seventh-highest single-season assist total in the program's Division I history...recorded her 1,000 career assist over the Sept. 11-12 weekend to become just the sixth setter with 1,000 assists in the Division I era...concluded the season ranked fifth on the Academy's all-time Division I list with 1,421 assists...recorded a career-best 56 assists in the Falcons' five-set victory over Louisiana Tech...posted at least 30 assists in matches against Southern Utah (43), Utah (39), UNLV (38), Canisius (35), LaSalle (33) and San Diego State (33)...nearly reached the 30-assist plateau at Denver and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (29)...added a career-best 12 digs in the match with Louisiana Tech to earn a double-double...also recorded a double-double against Eastern Illinois with 28 assists and 10 digs...ranked seventh in the Mountain West Conference (all matches) with 7.72 assists per set...recorded 136 digs, 61 kills, 12 service aces, three solo blocks and 28 assisted stops...the 28 assisted blocks was ranked third on the team...posted a career-best six kills against Louisiana-Monroe...matched career-best total with three service aces at UNLV...added a pair of aces in matches against EIU and Utah...recorded first solo block against Eastern Illinois...added additional stops against Louisiana Tech and Utah...assisted on a career-best four blocks against both Louisiana Tech and Central Arkansas...named to the all-tournament team of the Sugar Bear Classic...also earned the Air Force Athlete of the Week award following that tournament...named to the Mountain West Conference All-Academic Team...earned MWC Scholar-Athlete distinction.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2008): Played in 82 sets...was the starting setter for 17 matches, including a span of nine straight...collected 491 assists...set a career-best 47 helpers against Florida Atlantic...also tallied 44 against Kent State...surpassed the 30-assist mark in three additional matches and the 20-assist mark in five others...led the team in assists during 18 matches...posted 100 digs, including a season-best nine against Kent State, Wyoming and New Mexico...added 30 kills, 10 aces and 13 blocks (one solo, 12 assisted)...posted a second-best five kills against Akron and Florida Atlantic...also posted a career-high three aces during the match against the Zips...recorded solo block at Utah...named to the Mountain West Conference All-Academic Team...earned MWC Scholar-Athlete distinction.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2007): Played in 58 games...served as the starting setter against TCU...collected 199 assists...also recorded 17 kills, four aces, 30 digs and 11 blocks...best assist output (22) came in the conference opener with Wyoming...also surpassed the 20-assist plateau on two occasions (Texas Pan-American and San Diego State)...led the team in assists during five matches...earned the team's weekly Spirit Award following the match at BYU...named a co-recipient of the annual Coaches' Award......named to the Mountain West Conference All-Academic team.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Palisade High School...lettered four years in volleyball...coached by Steve Hellmann...all-time leader in assists and service aces...shared MVP honors as a senior...three-time all-league selection...earned all-state honorable mention as a senior...member of three district championship teams...posted a 14-0 league record in 2004...member of the all-state academic championship volleyball team as a senior...also lettered two years in track...two-time academic all-state selection in volleyball and track...earned four academic letters...chosen as a Superintendent's Scholar for achieving a 4.0 (or better) grade-point-average all four years.

    CLUB TEAM: Played for Rockside Volleyball...coached by Tori Hellmann and Wendy MacAskill.

    PERSONAL: Daughter of Steve and Tori Hellmann...nickname is "Mayo"...has two siblings, Kaela and Gabriel... majoring in English...named to the Commandant's List for excellence in military performance...also named to the Dean's List...hobbies include reading and hiking...participated in the "Locks of Love" campaign with teammates during the 2009 spring break...served as Deputy Group Logistics Commander and Student Squadron Commander for Combat Survival Training...currently serves as the Assistant Flight Commander...member of Cadet Squadron 02.

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