INDIANAPOLIS - Butler senior Jessica Wolfe has been named All-American honorable mention by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). It is her second time receiving honorable mention status from the nation's volleyball coaches, and she is the second Butler volleyball player to receive All-American status twice.
Wolfe, a native of Plainfield, Ind., averaged 4.12 kills per set and 3.18 digs per set and was named All-Horizon League for the third straight season. She led the league in kills and points for the second straight year, helping Butler to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1997. Behind Wolfe and fellow all-league players Maureen Bamiro and Katie Daprile, the Bulldogs finished the year 21-10 and won the Horizon League Volleyball Championship. Wolfe was named the tournament MVP at the league tourney.
"I'm very proud to receive an All-American award again, it was a goal of mine coming into this year," Wolfe said. "I'm honored to be recognized next to former two-time All-American Areal Bienemy.
"It's a great way to conclude my Bulldog career."
Former Bulldog standout Areal Bienemy, a 2005 BU grad, was also twice voted AVCA All-American honorable mention. She captured those honors in 2003 and 2004.
The 6-2 senior just finished one of the most offensive careers in Butler volleyball history. Wolfe finished her career ranked in school history in kills per set (4th), digs per set (11th) and career attacks (2nd). She is third in BU history in career kills.
"She was a remarkable player for us and has etched her place as one of the best in the history of our program," head coach Sharon Clark said.
Wolfe, an international management major, was an intern with Girls, Inc. last summer, serving as a mentor to young girls in the foundation's programming. The Plainfield native plans to finish college while studying abroad in Australia and perhaps attending law school.