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Outside Hitter
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newnan, Ga.
High School: East Coweta


2017 (Stats): Appeared in 27 of Duke's 31 matches, playing 83 sets ... Totaled 171 kills, averaging 2.06 kills per set ... Posted 11 matches with 10 or more kills ... Recorded eight straight matches with 10-plus kills from Oct. 15 - Nov. 8 ... Added 59 blocks and 32 digs on the year ... Registered five contests with 4.0 or more blocks ... Named to the 2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2016 (Stats): Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Appeared in 29 of Duke’s 30 matches ... Ranked third on the team with 219 kills ... Totaled 68 digs and 35 blocks ... Knocked down double-digit kills seven times ... Totaled a career-high 16 kills Sept. 17 against UNCW while posting a .389 clip ... Amassed a career-high 5.0 blocks Sept. 24 at Virginia.

2015 (Stats): Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Played in 15 matches, starting four at outside hitter … Totaled 50 kills, 19 digs and 13 blocks … Made her collegiate debut Aug. 28 at Cal State Fullerton … Knocked down a season-high seven kills Oct. 23 against Pittsburgh … Registered six or more kills four times … Also added a season-best three blocks versus Pittsburgh. 

High School: Four-year letterwinner under coach Amber McClure at East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Ga. … Named a first team Under Armour High School All-American … Chosen 2014 Georgia 6A Player of the Year … Three-time team MVP … Four-time all-area … Tabbed county player of the year in 2011, 2013 and 2014 … Two-time all-state honoree … Senior all-star … As a senior, averaged 4.8 kills and 3.1 digs per set … Also added 54 blocks and 69 service aces … Totaled 529 kills, 167 digs, 46 aces and 37 blocks her junior campaign … For her career, totaled 1,774 kills and 167 blocks … Played club volleyball for A5 Volleyball Club … Led club team to First Lady’s Challenge and regional tournament titles in 2013-14 … Scholar Athlete.

Personal: Born Jessica Belle Bartholomew on Sept. 18, 1996 in Decatur, Ga. … Daughter of Bob and Christine Bartholomew … Has a younger brother (David) and a younger sister (Samantha) … Father played basketball at the University of San Diego, was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the eighth round of the 1981 NBA Draft and played professionally in Germany ... Majoring in psychology with a minor in French and a certificate in markets and management studies.


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VB: Jessi Bartholomew Postgame vs. Notre Dame
Jessi Bartholomew Postgame: Duke 3, UNCW 2