AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009: Made a solid contribution in her second season playing in 122 of 128 sets…. ranked second on the team in blocks per game (.80) and second in total blocks per game (.97)….Reached a season high of .500 attack percentage vs. Flagler, while also reaching a season high hitting percentage vs. Clark-Atlanta (.396)….Helping the team reach an overall record of 22-12, the second-most in school history.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008: Made an immediate and significant impact in first year of program … Played in 33 of 35 matches and made 25 starts … Ranked third on the team with 242 kills, trailing only all-conference performer Jessica Howard and senior Amy Hunt … Ranked second on the squad in hitting percentage (.254) … Ranked second on the team in blocks per game (0.82) and third in total blocks (70) … Led the squad with 42 service aces, an average of 0.49 aces per game … Set a season high with a .700 attack percentage vs. Fayetteville State on Sept. 19 … Registered a season-high 19 kills vs. Lander on Nov. 8 … Booked a season-best seven digs vs. Mount Olive on August 30 and seven blocks vs. Montevallo on Sept. 12.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2008 from McKinney Boyd High School in McKinney, Texas… Lettered in volleyball while playing under Coach Kelly Quinn… Individual honors include all-academic and first team all-district… Helped lead her high school to the district and regional championships as well as a fifth-place showing in the state tournament.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jessica Ann Hanson… Born in McKinney, Texas on May 13, 1990… Daughter of Ryan and Julie Hanson… Has two sisters, Samantha and Emily… Names David Beckham is her favorite athlete… Favorite actress is Cameron Diaz… Favorite pre-game ritual is listening to music … Considers Chinese to be her favorite food.