#10 Jessi Novak
2004: Appeared in 111 games in junior campaign for the Crusaders ... tenth-best in Mid-Continent Conference in digs per game (3.33) ... set a career-high with 25 digs at Notre Dame ... also recorded 15 kills against the Irish ... notched a career-best 17 kills vs. DePaul ... named to Mid-Con All-Tournament Team after tallying 30 kills and 27 digs over two matches ... hit a season-best .419 with 15 kills in the championship match vs. Oral Roberts ... registered double-digit digs 18 times ... a member of the Mid-Con All-Academic Team.
2003: Saw action in 16 matches and 32 games as a sophomore ... recorded a season-high 11 kills against East Tennessee State ... registered three aces against ETSU as well ... tallied a season-high 11 digs against both Fordham and Chicago State ... had a career-high four blocks against East Tennessee State ... hit .333 with eight kills against Centenary ... registered eight or more digs in a match eight times on the season ... a member of the Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team.
2002: Appeared in 52 games during first season at Valpo ... averaged 1.48 kills and 1.85 digs per game ... recorded a season-high 13 kills at Loyola (Ill.) ... registered 12 digs at Loyola to complete double-double ... had three service aces at Chicago State ... tallied seven or more digs six times ... a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for Antigo High School ... a two-time First Team All-Wisconsin Valley Conference recipient ... also a Second Team and Honorable Mention All-Conference recipient ... a Fourth Team All-State selection and Honorable Mention All-State selection ... team won two sectional and regional titles and qualified for state twice ... Channel 12 Female Athlete of the Year ... a two-year captain.
Personal: Jessi is the daughter of Lori Novak ... major is elementary education/special education ... born January 14, 1984.