Jessica Sears, Truman State University

9/22/2003

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Sept. 22, 2003

Jessica Sears, Truman State University
Jr., Outside Hitter, 5-10 (Colchester, Ill. - Colchester H.S.)

Jessica Sears, a 5-10 junior outside hitter for ninth-ranked Truman State University (13-2, 3-0 MIAA), has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division II National Player of the Week after leading the Bulldogs to three conference victories, including two over nationally ranked foes. Sears opened the week with 17 kills and 19 digs in a sweep of 20th-ranked Central Missouri State and followed that outing with 14 kills and 13 digs in 3-0 victory over Emporia State. Sears finished the week in fine fashion, collecting a career-high 27 kills and a season-high 24 digs in a four-game defeat of 22nd-ranked Washburn. She hit .521 for the match with just two errors on 48 attempts. Sears averaged 5.95 points, 5.80 kills, 5.60 digs, while hitting at a .417 (58-10-115) clip over the course of 10 games. She averaged 6.43 points, 6.29 kills and 6.14 digs in the two matches versus ranked opponents. The Truman State University head coach is Qi Wang.

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