Kavanaugh collects eighth career GPAC weekly award

By Jacob Knabel on Nov. 8, 2016 in Volleyball

GPAC release

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

  • NAIA National Setter of the Week (Nov. 1, 2016)
  • 2015 NAIA Honorable Mention All-America
  • 2015 AVCA-NAIA West Central All-Region
  • 2014 and 2015 First Team All-GPAC
  • Omaha World-Herald NAIA All-Nebraska
  • Eight-time GPAC Setter of the Week