Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week
October 16, 2012
Jenna Grasmeyer, Outside Hitter, 6-1 (Hudsonville, Mich. - Unity Christian High School)
Photo courtesy of Hope athletics.
Jenna Grasmeyer, a sophomore outside hitter for No. 5 Hope College, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National 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 against Kalamazoo, but after that match she went on to record four consecutive double-doubles. After sweeping Wisconsin Lutheran and No. 17 UW-Whitewater, the Michigan native 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. This is the second time an athlete from Hope has earned the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week award, with the most recent coming from Jacie Fiedler on October 19, 2010. The Flying Dutch are coached by Becky Schmidt.