November 6, 2008

Baumert Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All District Team

Junior Jamie Baumert was awarded for her performance on and off the court, receiving ESPN The Magazine Academic All District 1 honors. Baumert earned a second team spot for her accomplishments this year. The Elkhorn, NE native is an elementary education major at CCSU.

This year Baumert has led the Blue Devils with 89 blocks and is currently first in the Northeast Conference with 1.10 blocks per set. Recently she was named NEC Player of the Week for her performances against Sacred Heart and Fairleigh Dickinson. She recorded a career high of 13 blocks against the Pioneers and led the team with 17 kills in a victory over the Knights.

Last season Baumert helped lead Central to a 23-7 overall record and a 7-1 Northeast Conference mark. The middle blocker was an All-NEC First Team selection, while leading the Blue Devils in hitting percentage with a .330 mark. She also led CCSU and the NEC with 109 blocks during her sophomore campaign.

In Baumert's first season in New Britain she was named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week four times en route to receiving NEC Rookie of the Year honors in 2006. She ended her freshman season as the league leader in hitting percentage. She posted a .372 mark, giving her the third highest single-season effort in CCSU history. Baumert also ranked second in the conference in blocks with 1.26 per set.

The Blue Devils, who will be playing in the Northeast Conference Tournament for the sixth straight season, will finish regular season play with league matches versus St. Francis (NY), St. Francis (PA) and Robert Morris. CCSU will honor its three seniors, Amanda Olmstead, Jenna Quadrozzi and Laura Baker, before a 1:00 p.m. match against SFNY on Saturday, Nov. 8.