Jessie Janik
Jessie Janik


Lemont, Ill.

High School:
Providence Catholic





2006: The 2006 Illinois State Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year...Made the switch from situational defensive specialist to starting outside hitter mid-way through the season...had 257 digs (2.73 dpg)...recorded 13 double-digit dig efforts, including 10 of Illinois State's final 11 matches...had a career-high 28 digs in the Redbirds' first win at Wichita State (Nov. 17) since 2001...After collecting just four kills in her first four years, had 50 kills on the season...recorded 11 kills in her first start at outside hitter (Oct. 17 at Valparaiso)...tallied a perfect 1.000 reception percentage in 19 individual matches...recorded the first four blocks of her career.

2005: Collected eight or more digs in 14 matches ... just three reception errors in the final 23 matches (76 games) of the season ... double-figure digs five times: 11 vs. Notre Dame (10/17), 10 each at Creighton (10/21), at Northern Illinois (10/25), at Bradley (11/4) and vs. No. 23 Wichita State (11/25).

2004: Put down her only kill of the season to give ISU the lead in game two of a win over Missouri State (11/6) ... had double-figure digs 11 times--eight times in final 10 matches--including 18 in win over Missouri State (11/6), 19 vs. Creighton (11/26) and 20 at Notre Dame (10/13) ... with 97 digs in 26 games, averaged 3.73 digs per game during ISU's six wins in its final seven matches.

2003: Kelly Meisner Courage Award winner ... collected 29 digs in her first 31 games (0.94), then 130 digs in her next 68 games (1.91 per game) ... had double-figure digs in five matches ... had her first two career service aces at No. 6 Northern Iowa (9/21).

2002: Missed entire season recovering from broken leg suffered in summer softball mishap.

High School: Two-time second-team all-stater, three-time all-area choice and three-year starter for Providence teams which went a combined 99-18 ... 2001 team set school record with 37 wins ... led team in digs and serve receive percentage ... prep coach was Nan Airola ... played club volleyball for Celtic Force coached by Gloria Coughlin.

Personal: Major is public relations ... 2004 & 2005 ISU Preview Guide, welcoming 2004-05 and 2005-06 freshmen ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2005 ... chosen for 2004 LeaderShape Conference of 60 select student leaders on campus ... daughter of Paul and Carla Janik, with brothers Chris and Scott ... her dad played football at Northern Illinois and her brother Chris played football at Villanova ... National Honor Society president and editor of high school newspaper ... Jessica Leigh Janik, born 10-5-83 ... last name pronounced JANN-ick.