Jesica Umansky

A former NCAA DI full-scholarship volleyball student-athlete, Prof. Jesica Umansky has travelled the world thank you to sports. Born in Argentina where she lived and played for 17 years, moved to Brazil to continue her career before arriving to the USA. During her last college year, Umansky was a student-assistant for the George Mason University volleyball working with setters and learning a lot about the recruiting process of athletes. After obtaining her B.S. in Systems Engineering, she decided to continue exploring the world of sports and professional volleyball in Spain, Italy, Switzerland and arrived in Peru as part of the staff of the Women’s National team working on the management of the team and traveling arrangements for the World Grand Prix in China, Thailand and Hong-Kong.
After obtaining her Master’s degree in Economics and Sports Management from Il Sole 24 Ore Business School in Rome, Prof. Umansky decided to stay in the Eternal City and work in sports management for Volleyrò Casal de Pazzi, the top juniors volleyball club team and 10-times Italian Champion while developing her own business on International Recruiting for all sports.


M.A. in Economics and Sports Management, 24 Ore Business School, Rome, Italy.


Courses taught
STHM/SRM 3222: Professional and International Sport


Played as a setter for George Mason University from 2001 until 2004 and obtain the following awards for volleyball other than two trips the NCAA Tournament:
CAA Co-Rookie of the year
AVCA All-East Region Team
AVCA East Region Freshman of the year
All-CAA Second Team
All-Virginia Second Team (VaSID)
CAA All-Tournament Team
CAA Setter of the year
All-CAA First Team
AVCA All-East Region Team
All-Virginia Second Team (VaSID)
CAA All-Tournament Team
Patriot Invitational All-Tournament Team
All-CAA Second Team
CAA All-Tournament Team
All-Virginia Second Team (VaSID)
CAA Co-Setter of the Year
AVCA All-East Region Honorable Mention
CAA All Tournament Team
All-CAA First Team
All-Virginia First Team (VaSID)
Patriot Invitational All-Tournament Team
Georgetown University Classic All-Tournament Team
Florida State University Classic All-Tournament Team
Broadside (school newspaper) Female Athlete of the Year
On the classroom, Jesica obtained a B.S. in Systems Engineering with honors and the following personal awards:
George Mason University Dean’s List: Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2005 and Fall 2005.
George Mason University Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2001, Spring 2002 and Spring 2003.
Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Scholar Athlete: 2001.
All-Virginia Academic Team (2nd Team): 2003.
2006 Most Outstanding Undergraduate Award from the Volgenau School of IT&E at George Mason University. Sponsored by Pearsons Government Solutions.


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