JUNIOR SEASON (2007)
All-C-USA Second Team
Earned the Hally Beth Poindexter Award as co-MVP for the team... Named to the Mizuno Invitational (1) All-Tournament Team... Appeared in 101 games (27 matches)... Led the team with 348 kills and in attacks (981)... Double-digits in kills 19 matches... Second on team with 363 digs and second in points (400)... Slammed season and career-high 21 kills vs. Lamar and at Southern Miss... 20 kills vs. Stephen F Austin and 19 vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi... 18 kills vs. Marshall and East Carolina... Second on team with 3.59 digs a game... Tied career-high with 24 digs vs. Houston... 23 digs vs. Marshall and 22 digs vs. East Carolina... C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)
Hampered by injury throughout the season, playing in just 13 matches and 44 games... Shifted from the middle to the outside, playing both sides... Closed out the season as a force for the Owls in the final three matches, leading the team with 3.0 kpg and hitting .299 on the right side while adding 4.62 dpg... Posted career highs of 16 kills and 24 digs at SMU... Received the Rice Commitment Award.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Played and started every game and match for the Owls... Took on the role of middle blocker during the pre-season, making 28 starts at that position... Started the final match of the year on the outside... Finished the year with 223 kills, recording a high of 14 three times... Recorded a triple-double at Houston with 12 kills, 11 assists and 17 digs... Added four double-doubles during the season... Posted a best of seven blocks at UT-San Antonio... Received the Rice Most Improved Award.
A 2005 graduate of Sycamore High School in Sycamore, Ill... Two-year starter and letterwinner for the Sycamore High School Spartans and coach Debbie Klock... Led the Spartans to a 37-2 record and a second consecutive super-sectionals bid in 2004... Earned All-State honorable mention... All-conference honoree... Also started and lettered freshman and sophomore years at DeKalb High School in DeKalb, Ill... Graduated with a 3.5 GPA.
Full name: Jessica Nicole Holderness... Born: October 6, 1986 at Dekalb, Ill... Parents: David and Terri Holderness (three sisters)... College: Hanszen.
Owls Drop Thrilling C-USA Championship to WKU...
11/20/2016 - An incredible journey through the C-USA Championship came to a close Sunday afternoon for the Rice Owls in a grueling five-set loss (22-25, 20-25, ...
Volleyball to Face WKU in C-USA Title Match
11/19/2016 - he Rice Owls volleyball team got a bit of vengeance by defeating the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in a nail-biting five set (25-19, 25-17, 26-28, 23...
Volleyball Advances to C-USA Semis with Sweep...
11/18/2016 - Behind a stingy defense and a match-high 21 kills from senior Chelsey Harris, the No. 6 seeded Rice Owls volleyball team advanced to the semifinals...
Mikesky Selected to C-USA All-Academic Team
11/18/2016 - Rice senior outside hitter Leah Mikesky earned her third consecutive Conference USA All-Academic Volleyball Team selection, the league office...
Volleyball Set to Host C-USA Championship
11/16/2016 - The Owls will be in search of an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament from Conference USA by winning the C-USA Championship this weekend as the...
Five Owls Named to C-USA All-Conference Teams
11/16/2016 - Conference USA released its annual volleyball All-Conference and All-Freshman teams Wednesday morning and the Rice Owls were well represented with ...
Owls Sweep Roadrunners on Senior Day
11/12/2016 - The Rice Owls volleyball team bounced back from a difficult previous weekend with a 3-0 triumph over the UTSA Roadrunners Saturday afternoon on...
Volleyball to Host UTSA on Senior Day Saturday
11/11/2016 - The Owls return to Tudor Fieldhouse for their final home match of the regular season Saturday afternoon vs. the UTSA Roadrunners on Senior Day.
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