The Virginia Cavaliers have added on a transfer for the 2018 season in former Alabama outside hitter Christine Jarman. A sophomore-to-be in the fall, Jarman will have three years left of play and will be immediately eligible for the upcoming season.
Standing at 6’0″, Jarman came to the Crimson Tide out of Boynton Beach, Florida and Boca Raton High School. She then became an immediate impact player in her first year of college, playing in all 32 matches (with 20 starts) for Alabama and notching 249 kills (2.22 per set) on a .108 hitting percentage, 189 digs (1.69 per set), 33 blocks (0.29 per set) and six aces (0.05 per set).
The addition of Jarman gives Virginia added talent and depth at outside hitter, as they have just two returning players at the position. The Cavaliers finished this past season at 7-24 and 3-17 in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
“Christine is not only filling a need at the outside hitter position, but she comes to us having played high level volleyball throughout high school and last year at Alabama,” Virginia head coach Aaron Smith said in the team’s release of the addition. “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.”
For Alabama, the loss leaves them with five outside hitters on pace to return from a 2017 roster that pushed the Crimson Tide to an 18-14 (6-12 SEC) season.
Meet the newest Cavalier!
OH Christine Jarman joins the Hoos after racking up 249 kills, 189 digs at Alabama last year #GoHoos #Wahoowa
— Virginia Volleyball (@UVAVolleyball) April 13, 2018