Jennifer Hamson Athlete Profile

#19 Jennifer Hamson

Position: Opposite Hitter Height: 6-7 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2010-2014 Hometown: Lindon, UT Last School: Pleasant Grove High School



All-America

  • 2011 AVCA Honorable Mention
  • 2012 AVCA First Team


Conference Honors

  • 2012 WCC Player of the Year

Personal

  • Parents are David Hamson and Tresa Spaulding Hamson
  • Has two brothers and two sisters
  • Was born in Orem, Utah
  • Mother Tresa Spaulding Hamson played basketball for BYU, uncle Ben Hamson played volleyball for BYU, aunt Lisa Hamson Hele played volleyball for Boise State, and aunt Britt Hamson Kelly played volleyball for BYU
  • Favorite foods are pasta and Mexican
  • Loves art, power tumbling, hiking and rappelling
  • Major is exercise science
  • Favorite sports hero is her mother because shes absolutely amazing and supportive
  • Non-athlete hero: her parents
  • Chose BYU because she always wanted to go here
  • Was recruited by the University of Utah, Colorado State, Utah State, Long Beach State, University of Louisville and UNLV
  • Biggest sports thrill to date was winning the State Championship as a senior in high school
  •  Plays basketball and volleyball for the Cougars

Before BYU


Club:

  • Played for the Utah Elite club under head coach and former BYU mens volleyball player, Mike Burke.

High School:

  • Attended Pleasant Grove High School and played for head coach Jamie Schapper
  • Earned MVP in 2006 and 2009 and Most Improved in 2007 and 2008
  • Academic All-Region 2007-09 team
  • Placed second at the State Tournament in 2008 and won the State Championship in 2009 (her senior year)
  • Earned Academic All-State in 2009
  • Was named to the High Honor Roll
  • Lettered all four years in basketball

 


            


2010 | Freshman Year

  • Had the third-most kills and blocks on the team with 246 and 74, respectively
  • Recorded a .261 hitting percentage
  • Tallied the second-most service aces on the team with 29
  • Named a MWC Scholar Athlete
  • Tallied 15 kills three different times, seven block assists twice, one solo block on four occassions and three service aces four times, all career and season-highs
  • Recorded career and season-highs against LMU with 51 attempts, 16 digs and 2 assists
  • Posted a career and season-high .647 hitting percentage against UVU 10/9/10
  • Earned a career and season-high 8 total blocks against UNLV 10/16/10

2011 | Sophomore Year

  • Set a career high of 17 kills on .310 hitting against No. 8 Illinois to lead the Cougars and added four digs
  • Tied her career high with 17 kills against UC Santa Barbara and set a new career high in digs with 18, her first double-double of the season
  • Set a new career high of 20 kills against Saint Mary's the same day she helped the Cougars defeat UCSB, also posting six digs and five blocks
  • Had 11 kills and six digs against Weber State
  • Reached eight kills and five digs against Idaho in the Varney's Invitational
  • Had 14 kills and six digs against Georgia Southern
  • Helped BYU to a win of the tournament crown with a victory against Kansas State, putting up 17 kills on .438 hitting with eight digs
  • Was named Varney's Invitational MVP
  • Recorded her second double-double of the season with 15 kills and 10 digs against BYU-Hawaii
  • Posted a new career record of five servicec aces against the Seasiders
  • Had eight kills and 12 digs against UC Riverside
  • Put up 13 kills, nine digs and five blocks against Eastern Michigan
  • Posted her third double-double of the season against Utah, with 15 kills and 11 digs to help BYU to a win of the Utah Invitational and the Deseret First Duel trophy
  • Named to the Utah Invitational all-tournament team
  • Received WCC Player of the Week honors for her performance in the Utah Invitational
  • Had 13 kills, nine digs and seven block assists, a season high and tie of a career high, against Utah State
  • Recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 18 kills, 13  digs, five blocks and three service aces against Cal State Fullerton
  • Had 16 kills and 13 digs against Cal State Northridge for her fifth double-double of the season
  • In the second match against Saint Mary's, posted 12 kills, six blocks, four digs and four service aces
  • Set a career high of 21 kills with 10 digs (her sixth double-double of the season) and added three solo blocks (a career high) and five block assists for eight total blocks, also a career high, against Loyola Marymount
  • Received WCC Player of the Month honors for September
  • Had seven kills on .467 hitting and four digs against No. 17 San Diego
  • Recorded 13 kills on .455 hitting with 12 digs for her seventh double-double of the season against Santa Clara
  • Had 12 kills and eight digs against No. 20 Pepperdine
  • Posted her eighth double-double with 16 kills and 10 digs against Portland
  • Put up 16 kills and six digs in the victory against Gonzaga
  • Recorded 17 kills and 11 digs, her ninth double-double of the season, in the second match against No. 17 Pepperdine
  • Had 13 kills and five digs against No. 16 San Diego in the  Dig Pink Match
  • Against San Francisco, posted seven kills, 11 digs, five blocks and five service aces to tie her career ace record 
  • In the second matchup with Santa Clara, totaled 16 kills on .667 hitting, a career high, six digs and five blocks
  • Had 14 kills and 11 digs, her 10th double-double of the season, and added six blocks against Loyola Marymount
  • Recorded 20 kills and 10 digs, her 11th double-double, in the rematch against San Francisco
  • Had 10 kills and eight digs in the third and final match against Saint Mary's
  • Posted 10 kills, six digs and seven blocks in the last match against Gonzaga
  • Helped the Cougars to a win on Senior Day with 16 kills, four digs and six blocks
  • Led the Cougars with 422 total kills (3.94 per set) on .301 hitting
  • Placed second on the team for digs with 255 (2.38 per set) and third for blocks with 116 (1.08 per set)
  • Led BYU with 39 total service aces
  • Received All-WCC First Team honors
  • Named to Academic All-WCC First Team
  • Named to the All-Pacific Region Team
  • Received All-America Honorable Mention
  • Received WCC Honor Roll Silver Honors

2012 | Junior Year

  • Recorded 13 kills vs. Arkansas State
  • Recorded 13 kills vs. Air Force on a career-high .765 hitting
  • Recorded a season-high 18 kills vs. Rice
  • Named Rice Invitational MVP
  • Named to Preseason All-WCC Team
  • Named WCC Player of the Week 8/27
  • Named Shocker Volleyball Classic MVP
  • Recorded a career-high 25 kills on a career-high 58 attempts with 12 digs vs. Wichita State for her first double-double of the season
  • Also had five blocks vs. Wichita State
  • Had 20 kills and a season-high six blocks vs. No. 24 Colorado State
  • Had nine kills, eight digs and five blocks vs. No. 14 Tennessee
  • Had 16 kills and three digs vs. Utah
  • Had nine kills, six digs, six blocks and three aces vs. Bowling Green
  • Had 15 kills, 11 digs and four blocks four her second double-double of the season vs. Portland State
  • Named WCC Player of the Week 9/10
  • No. 20 in Division I volleyball for points per game
  • Had 11 kills on .478 hitting with four service aces vs. New Hampshire
  • Had eight kills and two blocks vs. Princeton
  • Had seven kills, six digs and two blocks vs. George Washington
  • Named to the George Washington Invitational all-tournament team
  • Had 16 kills, four digs and three blocks vs. No. 14 Pepperdine
  • Had 11 kills and three blocks vs. Gonzaga
  • Had a career-high nine blocks, 10 digs and nine kills vs. San Francisco
  • Recorded 16 kills on .419 hitting with four digs and four blocks vs. Saint Mary’s
  • Named WCC Player of the Month for September
  • Had 23 kills on .442 hitting and a career-high 10 blocks, her third double-double, and seven digs vs. LMU
  • Recorded 10 kills, two digs and two blocks vs. Portland
  • Had 10 kills and 12 digs for her fourth double-double vs. San Francisco
  • Had 21 kills and nine digs vs. Saint Mary’s
  • Had 17 kills, eight digs and seven blocks vs. Santa Clara
  • Had 12 kills, three digs and two blocks vs. Gonzaga
  • Had 15 kills and 12 digs, her fifth double-double of the season, and nine blocks vs. USD (10/31)
  • Had 11 kills, five digs and eight blocks vs. LMU (11/3)
  • Had 23 kills on .465 hitting and nine digs vs. Pepperdine (11/15) 
  • Recorded 23 kills and 15 digs for her seventh double-double of the season vs. USD (11/17) 
  • Had 13 kills and 12 digs vs. NMSU, her eighth season double-double (11/30) 
  • Had 17 kills on .412 hitting and five blocks vs. Oklahoma (12/1) 
  • Recorded 18 kills on .364 hitting, eight digs and four blocks vs. Oregon in the NCAA Omaha Region semifinals (12/7)
  • Named WCC Player of the Month for November
  • Named WCC Player of the Year
  • Named All-WCC First Team
  • Received Academic All-WCC honors
  • Named All-Pacific Region First Team
  • Named AVCA All-America First Team
  • Named to the Omaha Region All-Tournament Team
  • Joined BYU's 1,000 kills club with 1,115 total to end the season
  • Led BYU with 458 kills (4.09 per set) hitting .362
  • Also had 141 blocks (1.26 per set) for second highest on the team
  • Ranked No. 17 in points per set in the NCAA with 5.03
  • Had eight double-doubles during the season
  • Had 25 double-figure kills outings
  • Recieved Volleyball Magazine All-America Second Team honors