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Optimist Club honors athletes

The University of Jamestown's Alaina Brown and Dominic O'Connor, along with Jamestown High School's Jenny Allmer and Eathan Gumke, were all selected as athletes of the week by the Jamestown Optimist Club.

Brown, a sophomore from Bloomington, Minn., posted 29 kills and 8 blocks, to go along with 12 aces, for the Jimmie volleyball team in Des Moines, Iowa, over the weekend. Brown leads the NAIA in aces.

She also had 74 digs and a reception percentage of .978. Brown had 134 pass receptions with only 3 errors.

O'Connor, a senior from Accrington, England, scored 2 goals in the Jimmie men's soccer team's 4-0 win over Johnson & Wales on Sunday.

Allmer, a freshman, qualified for the state swim meet in the 50 freestyle for the Blue Jay girls swimming and diving team during the Jays' last home meet of the season.

Gumke, a senior on the Blue Jay football team, intercepted two passes and recorded 13 tackles in the Jays' win over Dickinson on Friday.