Kavanaugh elevated to NAIA national setter of the week

By Jacob Knabel on Nov. 1, 2016 in Volleyball

NAIA release

SEWARD, Neb. – Named GPAC setter of the week earlier in the day, Alayna Kavanaugh picked up a more prestigious honor Tuesday afternoon when the NAIA tabbed her the National Setter of the Week. A seven-time conference player of the week, Kavanaugh has now received the first national weekly award of her career.

A native of Roca, Neb., Kavanaugh amassed a career high 76 assists in last week’s win over Dakota Wesleyan, which is the highest assist total by any NAIA player in the nation this season. For the week she averaged 12.3 assists per game while totaling 147 assists, 17 digs and 10 kills. She now has 4,335 assists for her career that has included 441 sets played.

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
  • Seven-time GPAC Setter of the Week