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14   Jessica Skower
Jessica Skower

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naples, Fla.

High School:
Naples

Height:
6-1

Position:
OH/S

Club Team:
USA South VBC


Senior Year (2006): Wrapped up her career third in school history with 2,990 assists ... Also climbed up to the number either spot in Seminole lore with 282 blocking assists. She is the first non-middle blocker to make the career Top 10 ... Made the switch from being a two-year starter at setter to play right side. Moved was one of the key factors in her winning the team's Golden Nole Award ... Having the highest gpa on the team earned her the volleyball squad's Golden Torch award for the second year in a row ... Member of the 2006 Academic All-ACC Volleyball team for the second year to go along with her fourth spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Named to the FSU Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Led the team for kills in three matches and for blocks on 12 occasions ... Recorded the first double-digit kill performance of her career against Maryland (9/22) as part of as part of seven twin-digit kill performances ... Set a career high with 15 winners, and 18 points, in the very next match against Boston College (9/24) ... Hit a personal-best .700 against South Alabama (9/2) that had her ranked fifth in the country during the first national rankings.

Junior Year (2005): Quarterbacked the Seminoles' offense as the team's main setter, leading the squad with 954 assists and 8.44 assists per game ... Moved up to fourth on the FSU career charts with 2,906 assists ... Needs 74 assists to jump into third ... Played in all 30 matches with 20 starts. Third on the team with a careerbest 113 games played ... Recorded a career-high 72 assists against Houston (9/10) ... Notched career-high eight blocks against Boston College (9/24) ... Finished second on the team in total blocks with 86, third with 21 aces ... Garnered career-high 17 digs against North Carolina (10/7) ... Matched previous career-high with four service aces against North Carolina (10/7) ... Notched five double-doubles during the season ... Had five matches with 50 or more assists and 10 with 40 or more helpers ... Recorded five or more blocks during five contests ... Twice scored a season-high 10 points: South Florida (9/14) and Clemson (10/2) ... Made her third appearance on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Sophomore Year (2004): Played in 28 matches and tied Kristen Rust for second on the team with 27 starts...Appeared in a 106 games ...Finished the season in the Florida State record books tying Sherry Cowling for sixth all-time on the single-season assists list with her 1,348 helpers, while moving into eighth all-time 1,952 career assists ... Accounted for 86 percent of team's 1,571 assists, the seventh highest team total in FSU history ... Finished second on the team in serve attempts (474), third in service aces (26), and fifth in digs (172) ... Had fewest number of errors (27) amongst players with more than 225 attack attempts...Set season highs with kills (8) in team's 3-0 shutout of NC State (10/17) ... Recorded season-best 67 assists in a 3-1 victory over North Carolina (11/13) ... Recorded over 25 assists in each of the 28 matches she played in, getting at least 40 in all but six of them, 50 or more in 14 contests and got over the 60 assist mark four times ... Kicked into high gear during conference play, averaging 55.8 assists per game against ACC opponents ... Improved on all aspects of her game, setting new singlematch highs in digs (12, three times), blocks (7 vs. Miami 10/20), and service aces (4 vs. Sam Houston State 9/3) ... Had a double-double with 42 assists and 11 digs against No. 4 Florida (9/14) ... Scored a careerhigh 11 points, added seven kills and 55 assists to fuel FSU's comeback win in the season opener against Sam Houston State (9/3) ... Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in her career.

Freshman Year (2003): Played in 32 matches including 105 games, ranking second on the team with 604 assists ... Started 10 matches as a true freshman ... Averaged 5.75 assists per game ... Strong defensively, ranking fourth with 70 total blocks ... Recorded a season-high 45 assists against St. Mary's (9/12) at the UC Irvine Sunset Classic ... Had a season-high six kills with 19 assists and one block at Duke (10/24) ... Notched 11 assists in her first career match against Florida Atlantic (8/29) in the Florida State Invitational ... Led the team in assists against in-state rival Miami (9/19) with 26 and Eastern Kentucky (9/20) with 19 during the FSU Classic ... Against host UC Irvine she had 32 assists, four kills and four blocks (9/13) ... Hit a season-best .667 with four kills, four blocks and 23 assists at Clemson (11/7) ...In the home finale against Virginia (11/16), she handed out 25 assists and tied a season high with five blocks ... Had 22 assists, three blocks and two digs in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament against top-seed Georgia Tech (11/21) ... Recorded 25 assists with three blocks and two digs in the season finale at Georgia (11/ 28) ... Had 25 or more assists in seven contests ... Earned ACC Academic Honor Roll recognition for 2003- 2004.

High School: Four-year starter at Naples High School ... Team captain as well as MVP her sophomore through senior seasons ... Set five NHS volleyball records ... Competed for Team Florida in 2001 and 2002, prior to her junior and senior seasons ... Led Team Florida to a 2001 National Championship ... Named to the All-Collier County volleyball team all four years ... Voted Region 4 Florida Volleyball Player of the Year in 2002 ... Fourthteam 5A All-State selection in 2001 ... Received Naples High School Most Valuable Player honors and the Naples High School Student-Athlete Award in 2000 ... Also earned the "Best Setter" award at the Winter Haven Tournament during the 2000 season... Two year member of the NHS basketball team.

Personal: Born January 8, 1985 ... Received a degree in sports management ... Daughter of Donna and John Skower.

Career Highs
Digs: 17 at North Carolina (10/7/05)
Kills: 15 vs. Boston College (9/24/06)
Points: 18.0 vs. Boston College (9/24/06)
Total Attacks: 33 at Maryland (10/29/06)
Hitting Percentage: .700 vs. South Alabama (9/2/06)
Assists: 72 vs. Houston (9/10/05)
Service Aces: 4 (Twice)
Blocks: 8 at Boston College (9/24/05)


Career Stats
Year 	MP-MS 	GP 	K 	K/G	 E 	TA 	PCT 	A 	A/G 	ACE 	SE 	RE	DIG 	D/G 	BS 	BA 	TOT 	B/G 	BE 	BHE 	PTS
2003	32-10 	105 	55 	0.52 	21 	171 	.199 	604 	5.75 	1 	8 	0	29 	0.28 	5 	65 	70 	0.67 	11 	23 	95.5
2004 	28-27 	106	89 	0.84 	27 	239 	.259 	1348	12.72 	26 	46 	1	172 	1.62 	8 	57 	65 	0.61 	12 	46 	151.5
2005 	30-20 	113	82 	0.73 	36 	235 	.196 	954	8.44 	21 	30 	1	123 	1.09 	10 	76 	86 	0.76 	17 	28 	151.0
2006	31-26	108	244	2.26	83	575	.280	84	0.78	30	45	35	125	1.16	10	84	94	0.87	13	8	326.0
TOTAL	121-83	432	470	1.09	167	1220	.248	2990	6.92	78	129	37	449	1.04	33	282	315	0.73	53	105	724

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