Hope College fans can vote for volleyball player Jayne Kessel in the semifinals of the NCAA Elite 89 contest.


Please pass the word along to show your support for Jayne.

Semifinal voting will continue through 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 15, when the field of 30 will be narrowed down to 10 finalists.

Each year, an Elite 89 award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 89 championships.

Kessel, who wants to be become an orthodontist, is majoring in chemistry and minoring in Spanish. The junior from Byron Center, Michigan (Grand Rapids South Christian HS), also won her Elite 89 Award last November.