« Volleyball 2011

Kelsey Jewasko

School

Texas-San Antonio

Position
Libero
Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
K
1
Pct
-.133
SA
21
BS
0
BA
0
D
612

Classroom

Jewasko is a three-time Southland Conference Commissioner’s honor roll selection and has earned first-team Southland All-Academic honors in back-to-back seasons. She was selected as one of 12 Southland Scholar-Athletes of the Year, representing UTSA on the annual list. An interdisciplinary studies major who carries a 3.93 GPA, Jewasko was named the Will & Mary Hathaway Female Academic Athlete of the Year for 2010-11 at UTSA. “Kelsey is extremely dedicated and conscientious,” said UTSA Associate Athletics Director of Academic Services Colin Howlett. “She is one one of the hardest working students I have ever known.”

Character

UTSA head coach Laura Neugebauer-Groff glows when speaking about her team’s leader by saying, “I don’t know of a better kid that leads on and off the court. The things she does off the court shows how much she cares for those around her.” As a teammate, Jewasko always encourages her peers. She enters her senior season as a team captain for the second consecutive year. Neugebauer-Groff describes Jewasko as “a natural born leader.” This trait shows as she works hard in practice and regularly leads the team in conditioning drills.

Community

As a native of San Antonio, Jewasko is active in her local community. She has volunteered on campus at UTSA by spending time working with local children at the child development center and working a water station during the 5K Diploma Dash. Jewasko volunteered her time at local elementary schools by participating in a reading program, playing volleyball with students and taking part in a community nutrition seminar where she helped kids understand the importance of eating healthy. Jewasko also has lent a helping hand to others in the community by assisting with a project at Habitat for Humanity and spending time at Haven for Hope, an organization that works to transform the lives of homeless men, women and children in San Antonio.

Competition

Jewasko enters her senior campaign ranked fourth on UTSA’s all-time list with 1,668 digs. She recorded a league-leading 669 digs (5.24 dps) a year ago en route to earning her second Southland Libero of the Year award. Jewasko also collected first-team All-Southland honors for the second time in her career and was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week in three consecutive weeks. “Her leadership on the court is immeasurable,” Neugebauer-Groff said. “She has intangibles that mean so much to our team.” Jewasko was the only player to make an appearance in all 132 sets for the Roadrunners, who posted a 22-12 mark in 2010 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in the program’s history after winning the Southland Tournament Championship.