Megan Thurkins, SUNY Cortland

11/13/2000

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Nov. 13, 2000

Megan Thurkins, SUNY Cortland
So., Middle Hitter, 5-11 (Painted Post, New York - Corning West H.S.)

Megan ThurkinsMegan Thurkins, a 5-11 sophomore middle hitter for SUNY Cortland, has been selected the AVCA/Sports Imports Division III National Player of the Week after leading her team to the New York Regional title as the number-three seed. Thurkins averaged 4.38 kills and 0.62 blocks over the course of 13 games. She tallied 19 kills and a .318 attack percentage in a 3-2 win over Ithaca in the regional final on Nov. 11. Thurkins chipped in a career-high 31 kills with a .622 attack percentage in the semifinal match versus No. 2 seed Nazareth. She chalked up seven kills and five blocks in a 3-0 win over Hunter in the first round of the regional. SUNY Cortland, the only non-No. 1 regional seed to win its regional bracket, advances to the quarterfinals on Nov. 18 to play Juniata.

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