CHICAGO - Jeff Jendryk (Wheaton, Ill./St. Francis), a junior middle blocker on the Loyola University Chicago men’s volleyball team, was named First Team All-America by Volleyball Magazine today. Earlier this month, Jendryk was named First Team All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association and he is the first player in program history to be an AVCA First or Second Team All-American three or more times.
During the 2017 season, Jendryk hit .431 (226-39-434), a figure that ranked fourth in the nation, while also totaling 1.16 blocks per set, to rank seventh nationally. The First Team All-Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association honoree had nine matches of 10 or more kills this year.
Since joining the Loyola program for the 2015 season, Jendryk has helped the Ramblers to a NCAA championship (2015), earned NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors (2015), collected AVCA Newcomer of the Year (2015) and Volleyball Magazine Freshman of the Year recognition (2015), been a three-time AVCA All-American, and earned a spot on the U.S. National Team training roster for FIVB World League competition (2017).