8 Jessie Sims
Academic Honors -- Named to the Naval Academy's Commandant's List for the 2006 spring semester.
2007 -- Became just the third player in Navy history to tally 1,000 career digs ... ranks second in school history with 1,138 digs to her name ... also enters the season just 47 kills shy of 1,000 for her career ... hauled in 307 digs on the season, good enough for second on the team and first among returning players ... her 2.87 digs-per-game average ranked 10th in the Patriot League ... ranked seventh in the league -- and second on the team -- with a 3.31 kills-per-game average ... was one of only two players in the league to rank in the top 10 in both kills and digs ... also set a new career high with 31 service aces on the year ... totaled 10 or more kills in 20 matches on the season ... posted a career-high 24 kills in five games against American ... grabbed 10 or more digs in 14 matches, with her high of 23 coming in five games against UMBC ... named to the all-tournament team at the USC-Upstate tournament
2006 -- Appeared in all 31 matches and in all but one of Navy's 110 games on the year ... led Navy with averages of 3.11 kills and 4.07 digs per game ... her dig average and total (444) ranked second on Navy's single-season chart ... posted 10 or more kills in 22 matches, surpassing 20 kills in three contests ... grabbed 10 or more digs in 23 matches and hauled in 20 or more digs on four occasions ... set career-highs with 27 kills and 23 digs at Holy Cross ... also set a career high in the match for hitting percentage in a five-game match with a tally of .328 ... matched her career-best effort with 23 digs in three-game match at Colgate ... named to all-tournament teams at the Phoenix Classic and Chesapeake Challenge ... selected as the player of the week by both the Patriot League and ECAC on Sept. 11 after averaging 4.00 kills and 4.75 digs at the Chesapeake Challenge, while also tallying eight kills and 13 digs in just two games against Howard.
2005 -- Set a Navy freshman record with 389 digs on the year, the third-highest single-season total in school history ... twice selected as the Patriot League Rookie of the Week ... initial honor came after hitting .337 while averaging 3.00 kills and 3.29 digs per game in four matches ... recorded a pair of double-doubles in that span, as well ... also garnered the award following a week that saw her average 2.44 kills and 3.67 digs in a pair of matches ... totaled 10 or more kills in 10 matches, 10 or more digs in 20 matches and 20 or more digs in five matches ... notched nine double-doubles, as well ... posted a career-high 21 kills, while hitting .364 and hauling in 16 digs against Niagara ... hit .611 (12-1-18) at Howard and .542 (15-2-24) against Holy Cross ... grabbed 22 digs in a trio of matches ... tallied 10 or more digs in seven-straight matches from Sep. 9-24 ... hit over .300 in seven matches ... recorded three or more blocks in eight matches, including a career-high five against Colgate.
High School -- Graduated from West Henderson High School ... selected as the 2004-05 North Carolina High School Athletic Association Female Athlete of the Year ... garnered All-America honors in volleyball in '04 ... her volleyball team won the '04 state title, while she was selected as the MVP of the playoffs ... selected as the area player of the year for both volleyball and track during her senior year ... won the 2003 state title in the 300 hurdles.
Personal -- Jessica Lauren Sims ... born March 6, 1987, in St. Louis, Mo. ... chemistry major ... is interested in service selecting the Marine Corps.