AS A FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE
(2008-09 AT DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
A two-time junior college All-American ... also earned all-conference and all-region honors in each of her two seasons at the school ... helped Des Moines Area to region championships in both her years with the program ... led the 2009 Bears to a fifth-place finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II national tournament ... averaged 3.31 kills per set and 2.82 digs per frame as a sophomore in 2009 ... led her team with 50 aces ... helped the 2008 Bears to conference and region titles, an eighth-place finish in the national tournament and a final ranking of No. 6 in the country.
A four-time, first-team all-state selection at Eddyville-Blakesburg High School in Iowa ... played for head coach Gladys Genskow ... also earned all-conference and all-district honors four times ... set the school record for most kills in a season ... also played basketball and was a 1,000-point scorer ... set the school record for points in a game with 35.
Bobbi Jo Bayer ... born March 30, 1990 in Ottumwa, Iowa ... daughter of Russ and Sue Bayer ... has two sisters, Ashley and Callie Sue, and one brother, Blake ... majoring in sociology.