Jenny Heppert

Jenny Heppert


Lawrence, Kan.

High School:
Lawrence Free State




Club Team:

• Became the first UCF volleyball player to be named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second
• Named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III First Team for the second-consecutive season
• Voted the Conference USA Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
• Conference USA All-Academic Team
• Earned the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal
• Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
• Played in 123 sets for the Knights, starting in 30 matches
• Led the team in block assists (93), total blocks (103), service aces (27) and hitting percentage (.323)
• Fourth on the team in kills (194) and kills per set (1.58)
• Ranked No. 6 in C-USA in attack percentage
• Ranks third at UCF in career block assists (319) and total blocks (375)
• Sits at No. 5 all-time at UCF with 56 block solos and eighth in aces (139) and sets played (402)
• Ended her career posting at least one block in 34-straight matches
• Hit over .600 in five matches and over .500 in nine matches in 2008
• Posted seven blocks and two service aces vs. Jacksonville (Aug. 29)
• Hit .625 with 11 kills and four service aces, while posting a season-high 16.5 points vs. Presbyterian (8/30)
• Posted career-highs in block assists (8) and hitting percentage (.800) at Tulsa (Sept. 28)
• Tallied a season-high 14 kills vs. East Carolina (Oct. 5)
• Hit .643 with nine kills and a career-high 11 digs at Houston (Oct. 17)

• ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III First Team
• Conference USA All-Academic Team
• UCF Invitational Most Valuable Player
• C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal award winner
• C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
• Played a team-high 115 games, starting all 32 matches
• Led the team in service aces (35) and total blocks (122)
• Third on the team with 249 kills and 256 points
• Ranked No. 10 in C-USA with 1.06 blocks per game
• Posted a league-leading 1.25 service aces per game in the C-USA Championship
• Notched a career-high 37 attempts vs. Fordham (Aug. 24)
• Had 12 kills and a career-high three solo blocks vs. Chattanooga (Aug. 25)
• Registered 11 kills and seven total blocks vs. Florida Atlantic (Sept. 6)
• Tallied a career-high 15 kills in the win over Central Michigan (Sept. 7)
• Her eight aces vs. Montana State (Sept. 8) set a career-high and led the league
• Also set career-high marks with 10 total blocks, eight blocks assists and 15 kills in the UCF Invitational championship match vs. Montana State (Sept. 8), posting her first-career double-double
• Posted 14 kills and six blocks vs. SMU (Oct. 14)
• Matched her career-high with seven digs, while also recording eight kills vs. Memphis in the opening round of the C-USA Championship (Nov. 15)

• C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal award winner
• C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
• Posted a team-leading 71 total blocks and 0.81 blocks per game
• Started 23 matches, a mark that ranked second on the team
• Ranked second on the team in attack percentage (.200) and service aces (37)
• Ranked 10th in C-USA in service aces per game
• Posted a career-high .750 hitting percentage vs. Stetson (Aug. 25)
• Tallied four service aces vs. Furman (Sept. 1)
• Registered five block assists vs. Utah Valley State (Sept. 2)
• Totaled a season-high 14 kills with six block assists vs. Tulane (Nov. 5)

• Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal award winner
• Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
• USF Best Western Invitational All-Tournament Team
• Appeared in 22 matches and 76 games
• Her 0.53 aces per game ranked third in C-USA and led the team
• Ranked No. 8 in the league with 1.04 blocks per game
• Posted six service aces vs. USF (Sept. 13)
• Totaled eight blocks vs. UAB (Sept. 30)
• Had 10 kills and six blocks vs. Houston (Oct. 16)
• Tallied 11 kills and six blocks in the C-USA match vs. Tulane (Oct. 23)
• Registered 10 kills and eight total blocks vs. UNF (Nov. 8)
• Posted five total blocks in the C-USA Championship quarterfinals vs. No. 1 Marshall (Nov. 18)

• First Team All-State Tournament (2004)
• Second Team All-State (2004)
• Tied for first in the Sunflower League with 234 kills and 194 blocks her senior year
• 2x All-Sunflower League First Team selection
• Free State Valedictorian
• 3x Principal's honor roll student
• Earned the Kansas State High School Citizenship Award and Presidential Award for Academic excellence
• Played with the OZ Volleyball club team

• Born in Lawrence, Kan.
• Daughter of Joe and Kathy Heppert
• Majoring in Biology

Food: Chicken Tacos
Book: Harry Potter (1-7)
Movie: My Best Friend's Wedding
TV Show: The Office
Professional Athlete: Lance Armstrong
Professional Sports Team: Kansas City Royals
Celebrity: Cameron Diaz
Sport (besides volleyball): College Basketball
Hang Out: The coffee shop
Restaurant: La Parilla
Vacation Destination: Colorado
Volleyball Moment (as a fan): Watching the US women win the gold in beach volleyball at the 2004 Olympics
Volleyball Moment (as a player): Winning our home tournament in 2007
Quote(s): "If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done."

Coach Dagenais: Dedicated
Your Feelings about the 2008 season: Optimistic
Yourself: Determined
UCF: Opportunity
Your Teammates: Supportive
The New Home of UCF Volleyball: Fantastic
The 2008 Schedule: Exciting

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