April 13, 2018
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia volleyball head coach Aaron Smith has announced the addition of Christine Jarman (Boynton Beach, Fla.) to the Cavalier roster. Jarman spent her freshman season at Alabama and will have three years of eligibility at Virginia.
“Christine is a huge commit for us in so many ways,” Smith said. “First and foremost, from the moment she stepped on grounds for a visit there was an instant connection between her, the team, and the staff. She exhibits so many of the qualities that we look for in our prospects. Her personality and mindset will fit seamlessly.”
A 6-foot tall outside hitter, Jarman played in all 32 matches as a freshman for the Crimson Tide. She piled up 249 kills on the season and 189 digs. Jarman produced five double-doubles for the Tide in her freshman season. Her 189 digs led all outside hitters at Alabama, while her 249 kills ranked fourth on the team.
“Christine is not only filling a need at the outside hitter position,” Smith said, “but she comes to us having played high level volleyball throughout high school and last year at Alabama. She is a strong physical presence and has the versatility you want in an outside hitter. More importantly, she wants to learn and expand her game, so we are excited to get her in the gym.”
Prior to Alabama, Jarman played for Boca Raton High School, leading the program to a 9A state title in 2016. In 2015, she earned player of the year honors from the Palm Beach Post and Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.
Jarman played her club volleyball with Tribe Volleyball Club and Ocean Breeze Volleyball, where she served as team captain. The club qualified for the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Nationals five-straight years in the open division.
Jarman will be eligible to play immediately in the 2018 season.