Omaha Skutt setter Jess Diederich has given her oral commitment to play volleyball at the University of the Pacific, a Division I school located in Stockton, Calif.
The 5-foot-7 junior is a three-year varsity player for the SkyHawks who also competes for the Nebraska Elite select squad. She had more than 500 assists last fall for Skutt, which finished third at the Class B state tournament.,
She also helped the Elite team finish in the top 10 at the national tournament held in Atlanta.
"I'm really excited. I loved the coaching staff, players and the university," Diederich said. "It's always been my dream to play volleyball for a nationally recognized program."
Pacific won Division I national titles in 1985 and 1986 and has made 26 national tournament appearances.