Women's Volleyball

Jen Hynds
Jen Hynds


Sylvan Lake, Ill.

High School:


Middle Blocker



Stepped into the starting middle blocker role and led Illinois in blocks in the first two matches and ranked second in that department despite missing eight matches • Suffered an ankle injury during practice on Sept. 13 and missed the next eight matches. She did play in one rotation vs. Purdue on Sept. 24 • Returned to the line-up in game three vs. Michigan and hit .471 with eight kills and no errors in 17 swings • The following night vs. MSU hit .381 with 10 kills • Was sensational in a three-game sweep of Iowa with 19 kills, including three in the the third game. • Ranked third in the Big Ten in blocks per game (1.35) • Led Illinois with 104 blocks on the season • Named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team.

Redshirted, but was able to practice with the team and competed this past Spring.

High School
Four-year varsity letterwinner and team MVP in volleyball •Two-time All-American by Student Sports Magazine • Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 recruit • Three-time All-State and All-Area selection •Junior Olympic Youth National Team member • Four-time All-Conference selection in the North Suburban Conference •Member of the Chicago Tribune/WGN-Ch. 9 Scholar-Athlete Team •Led Mundelein to a 37-3 in 2002, the best record in school history • Mundelein class of 2003 Outstanding Female Athlete Award and Moust Athletic Female • Team finished fourth in state in 1999, the best finish in school history •Two-time conference All-Academic team •Mundelein career leader in kills (1,015), attack percentage (.476) and blocks (737).

Born June 29, 1984 • Full given name is Jennifer Ann Hynds •Parents are John and Kathy Hynds •Majoring in fine arts •Sister, Heather, is a middle blocker on the volleyball team at Valparaiso University • Has received numerous honors for her artwork including the Art Service Award, Art Concept Award, Students' Choice Art Award, Great Frame Up Art Exhibit Award, NIU Art Show Award and honorable mention Chicago Area Art Exhibit Award •Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mundelein with eight semesters on the high honor roll.

Hardin on Hynds
"Jen is very quick and skilled and was a very sought-after recruit nationally. She will be taking a medical redshirt this season due to a shoulder injury. The good news is that a recent surgery has left her with a very high probability for a full recovery by next spring."

Jen Hynds By The Numbers

Overall Statistics
    Year    MP    GP    K     E     TA     Pct.    A   SA   SE   RE   DIG   BS   BA    TB    BE   BHE
    2004    23    80    216   72    447   .302     13   14   30  7    72    11   93   104   10    3
    Total   23    80    216   72    447   .302     13   14   30  7    72    11   93   104   10    3

Jen Hynds's Career Highs

K:	19 at Iowa (10/15/04)
E:	5, twice; last vs. USC (9/11/04)
TA:	30 vs. USC (9/11/04)
Pct.:	.680 (19-2-25) at Iowa (10/15/04)
A:	2 vs. USC (9/11/04)
SA:	2, twice; last vs. Miami (9/04/04)
SE:	3 vs. TCU (9/04/04)
D:	8 vs. Iowa (11/27/04)
BS:	2, twice; last at Iowa (10/15/04)
BA:	9 at Purdue (11/13/04)
TB:	5 at Miami (9/04/04)