Volleyball season is officially under way. The Arkansas State volleyball team have 3-3 record in the Sun Belt conference. For two seniors on the team, they are ready to take on the season. Drew Jones and Jessica Uke teammates since 2014 and have even made SBC Freshman of the week during their freshman year.
Drew Jones is an accounting and finance major from Fort Smith, Arkansas. She is an outside hitter and has her own personal accomplishment in volleyball for collegiate and high school. In a previous game against UT Arlington, Jones was the lead player from the game with receiving her ninth double- double of the season, and including 13 kills on a .448 attacking percentage and 10 digs. Drew Jones was a three-time All-Conference and All-State player and named 7A State Tournament MVP as a senior. Jones was also able to lead her Southside team to a 34-3 record and 7A State Championship.
Jessica Uke is an exercise science major from Dallas, Texas. Her position is middle blocker who had a great season in 26 matched with 21 starts her junior year. That year she led the team with a .365 hitting percentage and was ranked second best in the Sun Belt Conference and fifth best in a season at Arkansas State University. Uke led her high school team, Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), to the 2013 5A State Championship match and was also TAPPS honorable mention middle blocker as a senior.