Nov. 24, 1999




HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Northern Kentucky University volleyball players Jenny Jeremiah and Jessica Buroker have both been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Great Lakes All-Region Team.

Jeremiah, a senior outside hitter and a graduate of Seton High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, leads NKU in both kills (496) and digs (664). Jeremiah, who earlier this season became NKU’s all-time career leader in digs, needs just three kills to become the Norse's all-time leader in that category. Jeremiah currently has 1,588 career kills and trails NKU all-time leader Jenny Huber (1,590 career kills from 1984-87)) by just two in that category.

Buroker, a junior middle hitter and a native of Bluffton, Ohio, led the GLVC in hitting percentage (.406), and she ranks No. 3 on the team with 390 kills. Buroker also has 14 solo blocks and 99 assisted blocks, and she earned All-Tournament Team honors at the Great Lakes Regional this past weekend.

Jeremiah and Buroker are also candidates to earn berths on the AVCA NCAA Division II All-America Team, which will be announced next week.

NKU meets the University of North Alabama (35-6) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich.

NKU, now 32-1 with 25 consecutive victories entering the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, is ranked No. 3 nationally. The Norse are making their second straight trip to the Elite Eight, and NKU is looking for its first-ever national championship.

If NKU defeats North Alabama, the Norse would play in the national semifinals on Friday, Dec. 3, at 8:30 p.m. against the winner of the North Dakota State/Brigham Young University-Hawaii match.