posted October 17, 2012

Hope Volleyball Player Receives National Recognition

Hope sophomore outside hitter Jenna Grasmeyer (Hudsonville, Mich./Unity Christian HS) has been named the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association  Division III National Player of the Week. She earlier was named the MIAA Position Player of the Week.

Hope had a tremendous week going a perfect 5-0 with wins over two AVCA nationally ranked teams. Grasmeyer started the week off on a tremendous note by tallying 21 kills (tied school record for kills in a three-set match), hitting at a .704 clip over Kalamazoo, but after that match she went on to record four consecutive double-doubles. After sweeping Wisconsin Lutheran and No. 17 UW-Whitewater, she tied a school record for kills in a five-set match with 28 over No. 9 Elmhurst, adding another 13 digs. Hope then took care of Dominican, giving Grasmeyer 4.6 kills and 2.9 digs per set while hitting .314 for the entire week.

Earlier in the week, Grasmeyer was named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) position player of the week.

This is the second time a Hope athlete has earned National Player of the Week recognition, with the other award presented to Jacie Fiedler in October, 2010.