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#29 Jess Janota

Height 6-3
Class Sr.
Hometown Concord, Ohio
High School Gilmour Academy

Hawk Items… One of five Hawkeyes to start every match and play in every set in 2015.

2017 as a Senior… Appeared in all 33 matches… had 1,080 career kills, a mark which ranks No. 16 in the record books… had 12 matches with double-digit kills, 16 matches with above a .300 attack percentage, and 12 matches with over a .400 attack percentage… had  a team-high .304 attack percentage and 108 blocks… ranked second on the team with 274 kills and chipped in 65 digs and 16 aces… had 173 kills, 63 blocks, 34 assists, and 13 aces in Big Ten play… registered 11 kills and a .421 attack percentage at Illinois on Nov. 22… shad 12 kills, seven blocks, and a .579 attack percentage at Ohio State on Nov. 18… recorded six blocks at Maryland on Nov. 17… registered 11 kills and a .346 attack percentage against Ohio State on Nov. 11… recorded 11 kills, two aces, five digs, and two blocks againts No. 22 Purdue on Nov. 5… had 10 kills and a career-high .833 attack percentage against Indiana on Nov. 3… had five kills and five blocks at No. 10 Michigan State on Oct. 28… tallied eight kills and four blocks against Northwestern on Oct. 21… amassed 16 kills, a .433 attack percentage, and six blocks against Illinois on Oct. 20… had nine kills and a .389 attack percentage at No. 6 Minnesota on Oct. 15… recorded a personal-best four aces at Indiana on Oc.t 11… had six kills against No. 4 Nebraska on Oct. 7… recorded 17 kills and a .333 attack percentage against No. 22 Michigan on Oct. 4… tallied seven kills, a .438 attack percentage, and five blocks against No. 3 Minnesota on Sept. 30… registered nine kills and three blocks at No. 2 Penn State on Sept. 23… tallied five blocks at Rutgers on Sept. 22… registered 10 kills, a .500 attack percentage, and five blocks at Howard on Sept. 15… recorded 10 kills and tied a career-high eight blocks against Iowa State on Sept. 8… had 11 kills and a .474 attack percentage against Indiana State on Sept. 2… recorded 12 kills and a .417 attack percentage against Coastal Carolina on Sept. 2… racked up a season-high 12 kills, four blocks, and a .429 attacking percentage at Long Beach State on Aug. 26… Had six kills, four blocks, and a .357 attacking percentage vs. No. 2 Stanford on Aug. 26.

2016 as a Junior… Appeared in all 32 matches… one of five players to appear in all 110 sets… collected 260 kills for 2.36 kills per set… amassed a .344 season attacking percentage… led the team with 82 blocks… chipped in 54 digs and 18 service aces… racked up 172 kills, .340 clip, 63 blocks and 16 service aces in Big Ten play… recorded 12 kills and a .550 attacking percentage against No. 3 Wisconsin on Nov. 23… registered seven kills and a .400 hitting percentage against No. 1 Nebraska on Nov. 19… had a .500 attacking percentage against Rutgers (Nov. 16)… tallied three service aces against Rutgers… racked up 10 kills and a .391 attacking percentage at Purdue on Nov. 12… amassed a .412 hitting percentage against Northwestern on Oct. 28… collected 17 kills and a .467 attacking percentage in Iowa’s win over No. 24 Illinois… racked up 13 kills and a .391 clip against No. 4 Wisconsin on Oct. 21… had a season-best 18 kills and a .382 hitting percentage against No. 3 Minnesota on Oct. 22… also chipped in four digs against Minnesota… had a personal-best eight blocks in Iowa’s win at Maryland on Oct. 14… amasssed 10 kills and a .444 hitting percentage at Maryland… registered 10 kills kills in Iowa’s upset win over No. 17 Purdue… recorded seven kills, a .636 attack percentage and four blocks against Northwestern… led the team with 12 kills against Maryland… posted 10 kills and tied career-high with six blocks against Michigan… led the team with eight kills against Lamar…  named to the 2016 Iowa State Invitational All-Tournament Team… posted 10 kills in 15 attempts with no errors and a .667 attack percentage in win over NDSU… registered a career-high six digs against Montana on Sept. 10… named to the Hawkeye Classic All-Tournament Team… registered four blocks against Oakland on Sept. 3…  posted 10 kills against Butler on Sept. 3…led team with 13 kills in 4-1 win vs. Loyola-Chicago on Aug. 27.

2015 as a Sophomore… Academic All-Big Ten…Started every match (33) and every set (115)… posted 318 kills — the second most on the team… recorded the third-highest attack percentage (.284) and the second-highest blocks per set average (59 blocks, 0.51 b/s)… reached double digits in kills 13 times… posted a then career-high 17 kills against Pacific on Aug. 29… earned all-tournament team honors following the Northern Illinois Invitational on Aug. 29-30… posted a career-high three aces against Hawaii on Sept. 4… led the team with six kills against UCLA on Sept. 5… paced the team with a career-high 20 kills and a .514 attack percentage in Iowa’s win over Iowa State on Sept. 11… recorded 14 kills in Iowa’s 3-1 win over No. 25 Texas A&M on Sept. 12… named the MVP of the Comfort Suites Challenge on Sept. 11-12… paced the team with a career-high .688 attack percentage against Coastal Carolina on Sept. 19… posted double digits in kills in back-to-back matches against Coastal Carolina and Drake on Sept. 19… recorded 11 kills and a solo block against Nebraska on Sept. 23… led the team with 10 kills against Penn State on Oct. 3… posted 15 kills and a career-high six blocks against Michigan on Oct. 7… tallied nine kills against Michigan State on Oct. 10… recorded seven kills against No. 16 Illinois on Oct. 16… recorded nine kills and a solo block against Northwestern on Oct. 18… led the team with 19 kills against Maryland on Oct. 30… posted seven kills and a pair of blocks in Iowa’s win over Rutgers on Oct. 31… hit .625 with a team-leading 11 kills in Iowa’s win at Indiana on Nov. 4… recorded a team-leading 19 kills and a .361 attack percentage against Purdue on Nov. 7… posted a .412 hitting percentage with nine kills against Penn State on Nov. 11… led the team with eight kills and two blocks against Wisconsin on Nov. 14… recorded nine kills against Ohio State on Nov. 18… posted nine kills against Maryland on Nov. 25… registered five kills and two blocks against Michigan State on Nov. 28.

2014 as a Freshman… Appeared in all 31 matches with 14 starts… one of seven to play in every match… led Iowa in kills (11) in the opener at Texas A&M on Aug. 29… had her second-straight double-digit kill total (12) against UTSA on Aug. 29… named to the Texas A&M Invitational all-tournament team… recorded the first solo blocks of her career with one against UAB and one against Idaho State on Sept. 6… matched her career-high with five blocks at Arizona State on Sept. 7… posted a career-high 13 kills against Eastern Illinois on Sept. 12 and matched it the next day against Florida International on Sept. 13… posted career-highs with a .353 attack percentage at South Dakota State and three digs against Florida International on Sept. 13… also matched her career-high with a solo block against Florida International… named to the 2014 SDSU Challenge all-tournament team after helping Iowa to a 4-0 record and tournament championship… reached double figures at Michigan on Oct. 10 with 10 kills… set career-highs with 16 kills and 34 attacks in Iowa’s first Big Ten win of the season over Northwestern on Oct. 18… led Iowa with 10 kills at Wisconsin on Oct. 22… matched her career-high with a solo block at Rutgers on Nov. 1… letterwinner.

High School… Four year letterwinner… Named to First Team All-Ohio twice, First Team All-District twice… named District Player of the Year as a junior… All-Ohio Honorable mention, First Team All-District, GA Offensive Player of the Year and Third Team All-Ohio for basketball … District MVP, Under-Armour All-American Nominee as a senior… Ohio State Runner up three years straight… set school records for kills in a match, career aces, career blocks, career kills and kills in a season… 2011 AAU National Championships runner up… 3rd Place at 2012 USA National Championship… 2013 AAU National Championship runner up… 2013 USA National Championship runner up… member of 2012 USA Women’s National Training Team… member of National Honor Society… High Honors three years straight.

Personal… Born Nov. 9, 1995… daughter of Jim and Shelly Janota… has a brother, Jeremy… High School coach was Kelly Coughlin… Speech & Hearing Science major.

Personal Bests
Kills: 16 vs. Northwestern, Oct. 18, 2014
TA: 34 vs. Northwestern, Oct. 18, 2014
Attack %: .667 vs. Ohio State, Oct. 3, 2014
Assists: n/a
Aces: n/a
Digs: 3 vs. Florida International, Sept. 13, 2014
Solo Blocks: 1, 5x, last at Penn State, Nov. 15, 2014
Total Blocks: 5, 2x, last at Arizona State, Sept. 7, 2014