#14 Alayna Kavanaugh | Setter
Hometown: Roca, Neb.
Previous School: Lincoln Christian
Major: Biology; Pre-Physican's Assistant
2015 GPAC Setter of the Week (Sept. 22)
2014 First Team All-GPAC
2014 AVCA NAIA All-West Central Region Honorable Mention
2014 GPAC Setter of the Week (Sept. 23)
Kavanaugh emerged as one of the nation's top setters in 2014 while playing in all 32 matches and 117 of 118 sets ... ranked 21st nationally in assists per game (10.2) ... piled up 1,189 assists for the fourth highest single-season total in program history ... added 103 kills, 24 aces and 36 blocks ... dished out a career high 63 assists in a five-set loss at College of Saint Mary on Oct. 2 ... distributed 54 assists in a four-set match at Nebraska Wesleyan on Sept. 30 ... floored a career high nine kills in the win over Dakota Wesleyan on Oct. 4 ... dropped in a season high three aces versus Nebraska Wesleyan on Oct. 21.
Kavanaugh took over as the team's setter early in the season and shined in her freshman campaign ... played in all 31 matches and saw action in 107 sets ... led the team with 866 assists ... added 175 digs, 67 kills, 34 total blocks and 15 aces ... ranked seventh in the GPAC with 8.1 assists per set ... dished out a career high 56 assists in the win over Ottawa on 8-31-13 ... posted 47 assists in the victory over Ozarks on 8-30-13 ... recorded 30 or more assists in 19 matches ... put down a season best six kills in the triumph over Dakota Wesleyan on 11-2-13.
Lettered all four years in volleyball and track at Lincoln Christian ... started all four years on the volleyball team, earning all conference honors in each of her final three seasons ... received NSAA and NCPA academic all-state and all-tournament honorable mention while leading her team to a 30-5 record and third-place finish at the state tournament ... collected honorable mention all-state and all-tournament honorable mention recognition as a junior ... also earned numerous honors in track and qualified for state in the discus and as part of the 4x100 meter relay team as a senior ... played basketball for two years.
Daughter of Roger and Diane Kavanaugh ... born June 17, 1995, in Ogden, Utah ... had three different volleyball coaches at Lincoln Christian: 2009 - Pam Sutton; 2010-11 - Rachel Schwartz; 2012 - Vikki Power ... enjoys being outside and hanging out with friends and family.