Jessica Walters Ohlde
Jessica graduated from Ell-Saline High School in Brookville, Kansas. Following high school she initially attended Cloud County Community College where she continued the excellence she had achieved in high school to receive awards and to earn regional and national recognition in both volleyball and track and field.
She enrolled at Baker in the fall of 1998 and made an immediate impact on the volleyball squad where she was named to the 1st team all HAAC team, was named a conference “Player of the Week”, the NAIA’s “Top Hitter of the Week” and led the NAIA in kills/game. Her record of 5.2 kills per game continues as a University record in 2010. During her senior year, she helped the team improve from a record of 15-18 the previous year to a record of 26-13. She was named to the HAAC All-Conference 1st team, was the conference’s “Most Valuable Player of the Year”, was named to the All-Region VI 1st team and as a NAIA 2nd Team All-American. Having completed her years of playing eligibility she then served as a student assistant coach for the 2000 volleyball squad.
Jessica had just as distinguished career in the sport of track and field. In 2000 she was named the Most Valuable Player while participating in the pentathlon, long jump, high jump and shot put during the indoor season and in nine separate events during the outdoor season. She finished 1st in the conference in the Triple Jump and as a member of both the shuttle hurdle relay team and the 800 M sprint medley relay team. She continues to be named in the Top 5 of all-time participants in Baker Track and Field Standings. In 2001 she served as a Student Assistant Coach for Track and Field and placed 4th in Florida State Relays Heptathlon and 5th at the KU relays in the same event while competing “Unattached”.
Jessica is married to Canaan Ohlde. Together they have two children, Conner and Greyson.