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Jessica Wollmann

Radford University


Currently holding a cumulative 4.0 GPA, Jessica Wollmann has been on the dean’s list at Radford University every semester since 2015. She has served on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll in her previous three years and was on the Big South All-Academic Team in 2017. In the same year, she was named first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District, second-team CoSIDA All-American and Third Team United Soccer Coaches Division I Scholar All-South Region. As a sophomore, Wollmann received the Radford University Outstanding Student Award, one of the university’s most prestigious awards which goes to students who display strong leadership and scholastic abilities. The honors college student has been doing research since the spring of 2016 on tibia torsion and how it affects strength in the foot. Wollmann was named Scholar Athlete of the Year at the RUBYS, an end-of the year award show hosted internally by Radford athletics. After graduating she plans to attend graduate school internationally and pursue her PhD in Human Evolution. Wollmann plans to work in a museum, because that is where she fell in love with anthropology and has decided to study the subject since her visit.


Wollmann describes herself as a driven, confident leader who is competitive in the classroom and on the field. That competitive nature carries over into other aspects of her life as she was once given the lead role in the play “Peter Pan” when she was 14 years old. The Blacksburg, Va., native was dedicated within the role and played the part excellently by cutting off the majority of her hair to fit the part. A lover of acting, she worked at the Radford Theater—a local vintage theater that shows movies and student-run plays—during her sophomore and junior year. Along with her acting skills, Wolmann plays multiple instruments, sings and at one time had a band. Her most relevant instrument is the guitar, and because of her abilities, she played the guitar and sang at the RUBYS Student-Athlete Award Program two years in a row. Wollmann currently serves as Chief of Staff for SGA, where she oversees the executive board. During her internship in Austria this summer, Wollmann worked at the Museum of Natural History and helped peers with PhD research, organized skeletons and was the main translator in the creation of a new exhibit featuring medical practices during World War I. Fluent in the German language, Wollmann has served as the president of the Anthropology Club since 2016.


As a junior, Wollmann planned the first-ever Unity Fest, which celebrated Radford University’s tradition of diversity and inclusion. Along with the planning of Unity Fest, she sang the National Anthem at the event. The festival was open to Radford University students and the surrounding community and was a major hit. Along with the women’s soccer team, Wollmann was a volunteer for the Special Olympics in 2016 and 2017 and helped with the Highlander Half Marathon, which raised money for student-athlete scholarships. Wollmann and the team assisted with an event called Fear 2 Freedom, which brought hope and healing to those affected by sexual violence. The event saw a record crowd of 500 people in 2017. She served as the student representative for the Board of Visitors as a junior, producing initiatives on campus and playing a helping role in the Radford strategic plan.


Most recently a 2017 first-team All-Big South player, Wollmann was a two-time recipient of the Big South Attacking Player of the Week last season. She finished with seven goals and eight assists for 22 points across 1,421 minutes as a junior. Wollmann also ranked first in the Big South with four game-winning goals, second in shots and assists, and third in points (points per game and goals scored). The senior has currently played in 53 matches and is on track to play in the most matches in a Radford uniform. With 15 goals scored and 16 assists in her career, the Blacksburg, Va., native is two assists shy from cracking the top 10 at Radford as of nomination time. Also as of nomination time, she had seven game-winning goals, which is fifth all-time at Radford, and six multi-goal games in her career.