Collymore Is A Hit On Any Stage (Sept. 7, 2004; The Seattle Times)
2009 (As a Senior)
Finished one of the most impressive all-around student-athlete careers in program history ... named Pac-10 Scholar Athlete of the Year and to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team ... named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team and the Academic All-District VIII Team ... led the Pac-10 in aces for the second-straight season with 54, averaging 0.52 aces per set which ranked 10th in the NCAA ... her 54 aces tied for third-most in a single season in school history ... wrapped her career with the fifth-most aces in school history, totaling 129 ... ranked fourth on the team in kills (240) and points (316.5) ... third on the team in digs with a career-high 247, averaging 2.40 per set ... season-high six aces on Nov. 25 vs. OSU ... had seven double-doubles in kills and digs, including five-straight from Oct. 10 until Oct. 30 ... led the team in aces in 15 matches and led in kills on six occasions ... posted a season-high 16 kills against San Diego State (Aug. 29) and again vs. USC (Oct. 17) ... also had a career-high 17 kills in the Oct. 17 USC five-set win ... led home sweep of Stanford with 12 kills, four aces and a .385 attack percentage ... hit over .400 in three matches including a .538 mark with 15 kills and just one error at California ... had 12+ kills in seven-straight matches from Oct. 3 vs. Arizona until Oct. 30 at Arizona ... had three or more aces in nine matches ... named to the All-Tournament Team at the Tampa Twice Tournament (Sept. 11-12) and the UTSA Classic (Sept. 17-18).
2008 (As a Junior)
Named third-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America, becoming the first Husky in two years to be so honored ... Named first-team Academic All-Pac-10 ... played in 101 sets and 31 matches ... led the Pac-10 and finished the season ranked 24th in the nation in service aces (0.46 saps) ... Tallied six double-doubles on the season and 13 matches with double-figure kills ... Recorded double-digit digs in eight matches ... Set a career high with seven service aces against San Diego (Sept. 19) ... Also put up 45 blocks, including six solos.
Sat out the 2007 season as a redshirt. Has two years of eligibility remaining.
2006 (As A Sophomore)
Second team Academic All-District ... appeared in 25 matches, making six starts at outside hitter ... averaged 3.16 kpg, 0.41 sapg, 0.88 dpg and 0.49 bpg ... had seven double-figure kill performances, including 17 kills vs. Arizona State (Oct. 18), 15 vs. Arizona (Oct. 19), 13 vs. Ohio (Aug. 25) and 12 vs. UMBC (Sept. 8) and Gonzaga (Sept. 9) ... had 11 kills vs. Stanford (Nov. 24) and California (Nov. 25) in the Pac-10 finale weekend, posting a career-best .778 hitting percentage vs. Stanford ... also came off the bench to record 11 kills vs. Colorado (Dec. 1) in the NCAA second round ... her 17 kills vs. Arizona State marked a career-high, as did her six digs ... recorded five consecutive aces vs. Oregon State (Oct. 7) to set a career-high ... had three aces vs. Arizona (Oct. 20) and two aces on three other occasions ... posted a career-high four blocks vs. UMBC.
2005 (As A Freshman)
Played in 19 games and 13 matches ...averaged 1.89 kpg, 0.42 sapg, 0.37 dpg, 0.37 bpg and 2.50 ppg ... had five kills and three aces in her collegiate debut vs. Gardner-Webb (Aug. 26) ...had five kills and two aces the next night vs. Montana State ... posted a season-best eight kills vs. North Dakota State (Sept. 9), while picking up three digs ...had seven kills vs. Sam Houston State (Sept. 10), while hitting .636 (7-0-11).
At The Bush School
A four-year letterwinner at The Bush School ... 2004 Washington Player of the Year ... two-time league MVP and team captain ... Emerald City All-League first team selection ... led team to a fifth place state finish as a senior ... played club volleyball for Kent Juniors under Dawn Colston and Steve Whitaker ... played with future Huskies Christal Morrison and Lindsey Thiry ... trained with the A2 Junior National team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs from 2003-04 ... attended the 2003 USA Volleyball National Development Camp ... 18U and 14U teams placed ninth at the Junior Olympic National Tournaments ... ranked 29th nationally among the prep class of 2005 by PrepVolleyball.com. ... Fab 50 selection by Volleyball Monthly.
Born in Los Angeles, Calif., to Valerie and Victor Collymore ... older sister Jane was an All-American volleyball player at Florida (2002-05) ... double majoring in honors psychology and honors digital arts ... member of the honors program ... a concert pianist ... played with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra on four occasions ... enjoys poetry and had original compositions selected twice for publication in Celebration of Young Poets ... worked with a homeless outreach program and autistic children ... interned at Digipen, a technical school affiliated with Nintendo ... creator, leader and teacher of a cartooning course at The Bush School.
Getting to know Jill
Major: Psychology, Digital Arts and Experimental Media
The Husky with the messiest locker: Unfortunately, that would probably be me because I don't understand the point of folding clothes and organizing everything when you're going to mess it up again.
My most prized possession: My artwork.
Favorite Musicians: Radiohead, Muse and Michael Jackson
Most Embarrassing Volleyball Moment: Serving under the net during a demonstration
Biggest Guilty Pleasure: Japanese baked goods
Advice for Aspiring Athletes: Always be ready to dig deep and find more in yourself. Find the strength to push harder, have the ability to endure with character and always give your utmost while being the best you can be.