University of Miami Athletics

Jill Robinson








Merced, California

High School

Golden Valley HS

2005 (Junior): Surpassed the 3,000 career assists mark against Virginia Tech, becoming the first Miami player to accomplish the feat…is the only player in UM history to have more than 2,000 or 3,000 career assists…holds the UM all-time career assists record with 3,715 assists…is also the all-time career assists per game (11.95) leader…is listed second on the individual match record list with 69 assists in a match against Clemson, which is also a career high…set new season record for assists in a season with 1507…was second on the team with a 2.63 digs per game average…posted double-digit dig efforts in 16 games…posted career-highs with 24 digs and four service aces against NC State…tallied a season-high seven blocks (3 BS-4 BA) against Georgia Tech…recorded 60+ assists in four matches during the season…got behind the line for 14 consecutive serves in game five of the Hurricanes’ upset victory over North Carolina, who was a top the ACC Standings…named the Hurricane Invitational Most Valuable Player.

2004 (Sophomore): Appeared in 25 of UM’s 26 matches as Miami’s starting setter…surpassed the 2,000 career assists mark against Maryland, becoming the first Miami player to accomplish the feat…holds the UM all-time career assists record (2, 208) after only two seasons…is also the all-time career assists per game (11.62) leader…is listed second on the individual match record list with 67 assists in a match…recorded a career-high 67 assists three times, Virginia, at Maryland and against North Carolina…finished second in the ACC and 16th in the country with a 13.38 assists per game average…set new season records for assists in a season (1,244) and assists per game average (13.38)…was second on the team with a 2.45 digs per game average…posted double-digit dig efforts in nine games…lead Miami with nine double-doubles during the season…posted a career-high 18 digs to go along with 60 assists, four kills and four block assists at Virginia Tech…tallied a season-high seven blocks (1 BS – 6 BA) against FIU, Miami’s first match of the season…posted a season-high two service aces against Wake Forest and at North Carolina…was given the team’s Unsung Hero award… named to the 2004-05 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2003 (Freshman): Stepped into the starting lineup as the Hurricanes’ setter during her freshman campaign in 2003…played in 97 games in 29 matches with 18 starts…named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week four separate times throughout the season, taking the honor more times than any other player in the conference in 2003…finished first on the team and eighth in the BIG EAST with 9.94 assists per game, tallying 964 total on the year…second in the BIG EAST in conference play with 12.36 assists per game…fifth on the UM roster with 46 block assists and 0.54 blocks per game average…fifth on the team with 1.72 digs per game with 167 total on the season…posted a .254 hitting percentage on the year with 72 kills on 189 attempts…had a breakout match against No. 20 Santa Clara, posting 46 assists while adding 4.0 total blocks…notched a career-best 63 assists in a five-game win over Syracuse…recorded at least 30 assists in 18 matches in 2003, topping the 50 plus mark three times including matches against Rutgers (52), Pittsburgh (53) and Syracuse (63)…recorded double digit digs in six matches, including a career-best 13 in a four-game win over Central Florida.

High School (Golden Valley): Robinson has claimed a number of athletic accolades during her career, including 2002 Central California Conference MVP honors; selection as a 2001 All-American at Junior Nationals; selection as the 2001 Merced Sun Star All Area Player of the Year, 2001 Modesto Bee Player of the Year, 2001 Central California Conference MVP, 2001 MVP of the Lady Cougar Classic, 2000 Second-Team All-District, 2000 Second Team All Conference, and Who’s Who in Sports…her academic credentials include National Honor Society membership, California Scholarship Federation membership, Academic All-Conference honors (four years, 3.5 GPA or higher during varsity sports), and Who’s Who In High School Students.

Personal: Father Jerry was an All-American linebacker at UCLA and a member of the NCAA College Football Hall of Fame and spent 13 seasons in the NFL…sister Jacque was a stand-out volleyball player at Florida…majoring in sports administration.

Robinson’s Favorites
Favorite Athlete: LeBron James
Favorite Sports Team: Oakland Raiders
Favorite TV Show: Will and Grace
Nobody Can Believe I Watch: Disney Channel
Favorite Movie: Love & Basketball
Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite Book: The Catcher in the Rye
Favorite Magazine: Cosmo
Favorite Meal: Anything spicy
Favorite Sport Other Than Volleyball: Football
Favorite Place in Miami: South Beach
Favorite Thing at UM: The beautiful scenery–the lake, palm trees and fountains
Favorite Part of Being a Hurricane: Being part of an athletic department with such a strong tradition and sense of pride.
Biggest Influence in My Life: My big sister, Jacque
Advice to Youngsters: Life is too short to stress out so don’t sweat the small stuff.
I Chose My Jersey Number Because: It was my dad’s number when he played for the Raiders.
To Get Ready For Matches I: Find a quiet place by myself to relax, pray and visualize.
Person In History I’d Most Like To Meet: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Volleyball Skill I Wish I Could Do Better: Hit
Non-Volleyball Skill I Wish I Could Do Better: Be a cheerleader because I love to make up dances and perform for people.