"I am very excited about having Jasmine as a member of our coaching staff,"said Head Coach Toby Rens."Jasmine has a high-level of experience as a student athlete in the Big-10 and Big East. She understands what it takes to play and compete at that level and will serve our student-athletes exceptionally well. She will also help mentor them in the process."
Jasmine Dittrich enters her first season with the Hawks as an assistant coach. A 2013 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in communications, Dittrichspent the spring and summer of 2014 gaining valuable experience in the community. The Rochester, Minn., native comes to the Hawks after a stellar playing at Pittsburgh, where she ranks 10th all-time in career hitting percentage. With the Panthers, Dittrich had 361 kills and 191 career blocks. She led the team in blocks in 2012 as a senior with 105.
Always known for coming up big when it matters the most, Dittrich had a career year in 2012. She was the team leader in blocks (105), blocks per set (1.00) and hitting percentage (.265). She was named MVP of the Pittsburgh Panthers Invitational. The senior had sevearl big games that season, including six kills in the Big East quaterfinals against Notre Dame. She also had nine kills and five blocks against Mississippi State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic earlier that year. Dittrich was a tri-captain as a junior in 2011 after transferring from the University of Minnesota.
A multi-sport athlete at John Marshall High School (Minn.), Dittrich led the volleyball team to a 14-7 record and a 7-2 record in the Big 9 Conference as a junior. She also played basketball and ran track, where she competed in the 100-meter dash, triple jump and long jump.