Jamie Adams
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Jamie Adams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Liberty, Mo.

High School:
Liberty High

Height:
6-0

Position:
Forward

At Missouri State

A fifth-year senior and former MSU volleyball standout, Jamie Adams gives the Lady Bears veteran leadership and a strong presence in the post.

2007-08

Adams was a two-year volleyball starter and four-year letterwinner for Missouri State who joined the Lady Bears at the conclusion of the 2007 volleyball season and made an immediate impact on the MSU frontline...Scored four points and grabbed a team-high seven boards to go along with a pair of blocks in her Lady Bear debut vs. Oral Roberts (12/15)...Hit two of her three field goal attempts in the Lady Bears' loss at Western Kentucky (12/29)...Posted career highs of five points and four blocks in the longest outing (20 minutes) of her MSU career, a 76-65 win over Evansville (1/10)...Had four points, six boards, one assist and one block in just 14 minutes of playing time in MSU's win at UNI (1/17)...Scored four points, grabbed two boards, blocked one shot and handed out an assist vs. Indiana State (1/27)...Totaled four points, three rebounds and one block in just 12 minutes of court time in MSU's 78-58 win at Southern Illinois (2/8)...Had three points, three rebounds, two blocks an assist and a steal in the Lady Bears' 73-55 win over Wichita State (3/2).

Background

Adams earned second-team All-MVC honors and helped the volleyball Bears go 27-9 and claim their first-ever NCAA Tournament win in 2006....Was MSU's go-to attacker over the second half of the season and finished the year with 382 kills and a 3.03 average on .176 hitting...Upped those numbers to a 3.61 average and .213 attack efficiency in the last 19 matches of the season...Tallied double figures in kills in the last seven matches of the year, including a career-high 19 in Missouri State's win over Wichita State in the MVC Tournament...Recorded 24 kills and hit .226 in two NCAA Tournament matches, including 14 kills in the Bears' first-round win at Arkansas....Excelled in the classroom as well, earning MVC Scholar-Athlete honorable mention recognition...Was a four-year all-district first team pick and a three-year all-conference first team selection in volleyball at Liberty High...Holds the Liberty school records in kills (332), blocks (77) and digs (112)...Was also a four-year starter in basketball for the Blue Jays, earning all-state honors as a senior.

Personal

Adams is the daughter of Mark and Julie Adams...Has three brothers, Eric, Shaun and Bryan...Both her father (basketball) and mother (basketball and softball) played collegiately at Northwest Missouri State...Will turn 23 during the season...Graduated in May with her bachelor's degree in entertainment management...Currently pursuing an MBA and expects to graduate in May 2009.

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