Appeared in 30 games as a junior last season in a back-up role at setter and recorded 84 assists (2.40 assists per game) and 20.5 points ... hit .343 with 16 kills and just four errors with 15 total blocks last season ... named to GW's Athletic Dept. Dean's List (Fall `06) ... in March, 2007, she joined teammates Liz Moult and Maggie Wright in an Alternative Spring Break to New Orleans where she helped rebuild houses damaged by Hurricane Katrina in the city's upper 9th Ward as part of the Habitat for Humanity effort ... appeared in 54 games as a sophomore in 2005 as a backup to Kaimana Lee at setter ... recorded 199 assists and 76 digs ... appeared in 26 games as a freshman in 2004 and recorded nine kills and a .138 hitting percentage ... added one service ace, 28 digs, 84 assists and one block.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-sport athlete at Lakewood H.S. in volleyball, basketball (center) and softball (third base)... named Player of the Year for volleyball by the Lansing State Journal under coach Jeff Duits ... also named first team All-Region, All-State and All-League by the Journal as a senior ... helped lead the Vikings to the district championship all four years, three regional championships and three league titles advancing to the Final Four during her sophomore season ... member of the National Honor Society Circle of Excellence and graduated 22nd in her class with a 3.79 GPA .
Born August 6, 1985, in Lansing, Michigan ... full name is Jessica Lynn Buche (pronounced "BO-key") ... nickname is Jess ... daughter of Steven and Peggy Buche ... has one older sister, Linsey (23) who plays volleyball at Hope College ... plans to attend graduate school for Public Health ... Major: sport and event management.