Simpson Player of the Week: Jamie Pickett

Simpson University Sports News


Redding, Calif. - Known as a versatile player, junior Jamie Pickett is an asset to the Simpson University’s women’s volleyball team. She leads her team on the court by being an outside hitter and a defensive specialist. She currently leads her team in digs, averaging 3.6 digs per game with a total of 169 digs in the season. In the Red Hawks' game against Pacific Union College on Saturday, Oct. 5, Pickett led both teams with nine kills.

At Simpson, Pickett has earned a team-voted co-MVP and earned California Pacific Conference Honorable Mention honors. Her academic accomplishments include being on the Dean's List and having the highest female athlete fall semester GPA for 2012-2013.

“Volleyball has been one of the most important aspects of my life thus far,” said Pickett. “I have played since I was 8, and the experiences I have gained from playing, traveling, coaching younger players and training for volleyball, have really made me who I am today. Volleyball has taught me so many lessons that apply to my life in the areas of hard work, attention to detail, dedication and so many other things. I have been blessed to be able to play volleyball in college which is what brought me to California and allowed me to make the memories and create the relationships that are a huge part of my life today.”


Story by Nichole Jones

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