Garcia nets GPAC player of the week accolades

By Jacob Knabel on Sep. 6, 2016 in Volleyball

GPAC release

SEWARD, Neb. – Following a perfect weekend for the Concordia University volleyball program, junior defensive specialist Jocelyn Garcia has been tabbed the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Tuesday (Sept. 6). It’s the fourth career GPAC weekly award for Garcia.

The native of Brighton, Colo., has been all over the place in the back row for the Bulldogs. Across five matches over this past week, Garcia averaged 4.5 digs per set while totaling 72 digs and eight aces. She posted a serve receive percentage of 94.8 for the week. Garcia’s efforts helped Concordia go 4-0 at the Bulldog Bash, claiming wins over Bemidji State University (Minn.), Minot State University (S.D.), Lindenwood University-Belleville (Ill.) and York College.

Last season Garcia amassed 559 digs as a sophomore, putting her seventh on Concordia’s all-time single-season list for most digs. This season Garcia has already racked up 165 digs, pushing her career total to 912. Her averages of 4.85 digs and 4.71 receptions per game are career bests. She currently ranks third among GPAC players in digs per game.

Garcia and the Bulldogs will be on the road on Wednesday for a trip to Benedictine College (Kan.) (4-5). The varsity match is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. CT. The action will be carried live on KTMX-FM 104.9 Max Country radio.