Alumni Hour: Jessi Lumsden ’21, Volleyball Former volleyball standout re-joins the Chapman family for her first full-time job
May 27, 2022
Two-time All American Jessi Lumsden has forever solidified her place as one of the best to ever hit the court, and she has no plans of leaving the Chapman family any time soon. Despite not having a 2020 season, Jessi’s name can be found written all over the Panthers’ history books. Her 1,038 career kills ranks fourth all time and her 3.71 kills per set ranks third all time. And I have to emphasize, she did it in less time than everyone else on the leaderboards.
Jessi has a long list of accolades, including two-time All America Honorable Mention, three-time SCIAC All-Academic team, three-time All-SCIAC First Team selection and two-time All-Region selection. Just a couple of weeks ago, the Chapman Athletic Department awarded Jessi with the Jack Duddy Leadership Award, a distinction that goes to a female senior student-athlete who exemplifies what it means to be a leader of an off the court. Her impact on the court is obviously felt by her impressive numbers, but what is equally as impressive is her impact off the court. As the three-year Student Athlete Advisory Committee Co-President, Jessi helped plan events that positively impacted every student-athlete at Chapman. Most notably, she helped plan the Inaugural Student-Athlete Awards Ceremony, an even that celebrated the Chapman student-athletes and all their accomplishments this year.
Just a few days after completing her studies at Chapman in the fall of 2021, Jessi stepped up as an Admin Assistant in the Chapman Athletic Department. She excelled in the position, helping in every facet she could. Not wanting to leave beautiful Orange, California, Jessi officially started her first full-time position as a Program Advisor in the Argyros School of Business and Economics on May 2nd, one week after completing her duties in the Athletic Department. She will be advising current Chapman Business students on how to complete the very program she went through.
“I am very fortunate to be able to stay with the university for my first full-time position post-graduation! I loved my time at Chapman and I wanted to help students have that same experience,” Jessi said. “I am very excited to assist the future generations of Chapman students be success as a Program Advisor for the university!”
We cannot wait to see where Jessi’s journey takes her, and selfishly, we hope it keeps her right here at Chapman.