INDIANAPOLIS - Junior outside hitter Jessica Wolfe was named honorable mention All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). She becomes the second player in Butler history to capture AVCA All-America honors, joining Areal Bienemy (2003-04).
"The magnitude of Jessie's accomplishment is inexplicable. I can't think of a better word than overjoyed to describe how we feel for her," head coach Sharon Clark said. "Jessie is a multi-faceted competitor with the ability to play the game at a high level. Her passing and ball control as well as her ability to attack at different tempos and from the back row have allowed her to be recognized by coaches among her peers."
The Plainfield, Ind., native is a three-time All-Horizon League and All-Midwest Region honoree. She led the conference with 4.01 kills and 4.62 points per set. She also ranked among the national leaders, charting 47th in the nation in kills and 45th in points. At one point early in the season, Wolfe was charted seventh in the nation in kills.
Wolfe was the only Horizon League player to be named AVCA All-America. She also becomes the third in Sharon Clark's coaching career to gain All-America honors.
Butler volleyball finished the 2009 season with a 21-14 record (10-6 in the Horizon League), including a 9-0 mark at home.