SEWARD, Neb. – Named NAIA National Setter of the Week on Nov. 1, senior Alayna Kavanaugh reeled in another weekly award on Tuesday (Nov. 8). The conference has tabbed Kavanaugh as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Setter of the Week. The announcement marks her eighth career weekly conference honor.
Last week Kavanaugh racked up 115 assists over three matches and a total of 10 sets. In addition, she amassed eight kills and 15 digs. The native of Roca, Neb., went for 45 assists in the four-set loss to No. 2 Hastings on Nov. 2 when she played at Walz Arena for the final time in her career.
It’s been an impressive career for Kavanaugh, who currently ranks 25th nationally in assists per game (10.2). A four-year starter, Kavanaugh has recorded 4,450 assists, 801 digs, 363 kills and 80 aces while playing in 451 sets since the beginning of the 2013 season.
Kavanaugh and the seventh-seeded Bulldogs (15-18) will be at second-seeded Midland (24-2) tonight (Nov. 8) for a 7:30 p.m. CT first serve as one of four GPAC quarterfinal matches.
Kavanaugh notable career honors