« Volleyball 2013

Caroline Jarmoc

School

Kansas

Position
Middle Blocker
Major
Chemical Engineering
K
375
Pct
.322
SA
26
BS
24
BA
119
D
97

Classroom

An extremely dedicated student to one of the most difficult majors on campus, Jarmoc was named Academic All-Big 12 First Team and the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team following a memorable 2012 season. While leading the Big 12 Conference in attack percentage, Jarmoc also kept a 3.23 GPA in her fourth year in the Chemical Engineering program. A international student with dual citizenship in Canada and Poland, Jarmoc’s application to the School of Engineering was accepted while the international player was acclimating herself to the speed and style of American volleyball.

Character

Whether on the practice court or in the final points of the last set, Jarmoc studies the game and observes her teammates to give them them insight whenever needed. She doesn’t shy away from having the tough conversation and earns respect from her teammates because of that. Her already gifted mind combined with her fifth year with the program makes Jarmoc a valuable resource to her teammates as well as the coaching staff. After the middle blockers were the most veteran position group on the team in 2012, Jarmoc is the only middle that has played a match heading into 2013. She’s flourished in the “teaching” role for the rookie middles, but has vocalized her concern to not overstep her boundaries out of respect to her coaches. Her family life, however, speaks even higher to her character. Living away from her native country, Jarmoc’s dad has never watched her play at KU, while her mom has been only twice in four years. Although they’re not with her often Jarmoc says about Zofia (mom) and Jacek (dad): “I wouldn’t be who and where I am without you.” When her mom and sister (sister’s first trip to KU) surprised her before a match last season, Jarmoc burst into tears - a wonderful moment for what most know as a fierce competitor on the court. Following matches, Jarmoc’s first call is to her parents - where she recounts the match in Polish.

Community

With an academic workload more demanding than many of her student-athlete peers, Jarmoc confesses that homework as well as meetings with professors and tutors keeps her away from volunteering as much as she would like. However, she refuses to let her hectic class load keep her from helping others. When the team signs up to serve at the local shelter, Jarmoc is right there with them. She has also participated in Habitat for Humanity efforts and loves to play with little Jayhawk fans during pregame football “Hawk Zone” events. She has also inquired about how she can start a more effective recycling program on campus.

Competition

With two Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week awards (9/9, 9/30), the InnTowner Invitational MVP and the Kansas Invitational All-Tournament Team honors to her credit, Caroline Jarmoc went right back to work in the first half of the 2013 season after an All-American 2012 campaign. Entering the week, the redshirt senior has made 109-consecutive starts and is sailing up the Kansas all-time record lists. At Baylor, Jarmoc pushed her season kills total to 203 - making her just the fifth player in program history to chalk up 200+ kills in four-straight seasons. A mainstay on the Big 12 scene, Jarmoc ranks in the top-10 in: blocks pet set (1.32, 3rd), points per set (4.23, 4th), kills per set (3.27, 7th) and attack percentage (.307, 10th). She has racked up double-digit kills 11 times this season, but her blocking makes Jarmoc a household name. In 16 matches, Jarmoc has multiple blocks in 15 of them, and her 82 total blocks on the season rank second only to Oklahoma’s two-time All-American Sallie McLaurin. With 14 matches still ahead of her, Jarmoc needs only 22 total blocks to become the all-time leader at Kansas.