For the Record: Enters the season ranked eighth on the career assists list with 1,468.
2002: Started all 25 of the matches in which she appeared ... made the switch from full-time setter to opposite and outside hitter ... averaged 2.60 digs, third on the team, and 1.59 kills per game ... registered 15 service aces, including three in Purdue’s 3-0 win over IUPUI ... tallied a team high in blocks five times, including a career-high six against Chicago State ... also led the team in kills against Chicago State with a career-high 14 ... recorded team-high digs in four matches; vs. Penn State (13), at Minnesota (13), vs. Indiana (17) and at Indiana (14) ... recorded career-high 29 total attacks against both Northwestern and Illinois ... received Boilermaker Spirit Award at postseason banquet.
2001: Lone Boilermaker to start in all 29 matches and appear in all 102 games ... recorded 1,083 assists, averaging 10.62 assists per game ... averaged 2.46 digs and 1.12 kills per game ... led team with 26 service aces ... paced team with career-best 20 digs against Northwestern ... hit at a career-best clip of .875 (7-0-8) against Illinois ... recorded team-high four blocks at Indiana ... earned team’s Mental Toughness Award ... received Sue Jurkonis Strongest Upperclassman Award.
2000: Played in 47 games as reserve setter ... recorded 310 assists, averaging 6.60 per game ... averaged 1.53 digs per game ... recorded a double-double against rival Indiana for Monon Spike with 65 assists and 15 digs ... also turned in double-double at Boston College with 53 assists and 11 digs ... hit at a season-high clip of .800
(4-0-5) at Michigan State .... added two service aces to an outstanding performance against Hoosiers.
High School/Club: Two-time first-team all-conference selection while playing at Divine Savior ... served as team captain during senior year ... selected second team all-state as a junior and senior ... team won Metro Conference championship in 1999 ... all-academic volleyball team member ... listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Students ... listed on school’s honor roll three years ... high school volleyball coach was Cindy Stuckey... played on Sky High-Milwaukee Club team ... club coach was Kerri LaPointe.
Personal: Given name is Jennifer Lynn Bova ... born March 29, 1982 ... parents are Chuck and Mary Bova ... has an older sister Kris, who played volleyball at Florida, and a younger sister, Katie ... majoring in movement and sports science.
Bova’s Career Bests
Kills 14 vs. Chicago State, 8/31/02
Total Attempts 29 twice, last at Illinois, 10/2/02
Hitting Percentage .875 (7-0-8) vs. Illinois, 10/19/01
Assists 65 vs. Indiana, 11/24/00
Service Aces 4 twice, last vs. Indiana State, 11/6/01
Block Assists 6 at Iowa, 11/10/01
Block Solos 2 twice, at Ohio State, 11/30/02
Total Blocks 6 three times, last vs. Chicago State, 8/31/02
Digs 20 vs. Northwestern, 11/24/01