Sports Imports/AVCA Division III Women Player of the Week



  Nakita Gearhart

Gearhart hit .588 in win over Moravian (photo courtesy Juniata Athletics).

NAME       Nakita Gearhart
SCHOOL Juniata
POSITION Middle Blocker
HOMETOWN Waynesboro, Penn.

Gearhart leads Juniata to Conference Title


Nov. 11 - Nakita Gearhart, a sophomore middle blocker for No. 10 Juniata College, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week. Gearhart was a catalyst in leading the Eagles to their eighth consecutive Landmark Conference Title. In the conference semifinals against Moravian, she had 12 kills on .588 hitting before following it up with a 13-kill (.417 hitting), five-dig performance in the championship sweep over Susquehanna. Juniata will play Franciscan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 12:30pm ET on Thursday.


This is the 14th time a Juniata student-athlete has garnered Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week honors, with the most recent coming from Paige Johnston on October 27, 2009. The Eagles are coached by Heather Pavlik.


September 2 Faith Rolwes DePauw S Jr.
September 9  Hannah Miller  Christopher Newport  MB So.
September 16 Kara Seidenstricker  Wittenberg  MB  Jr. 
September 23  Jackie Nelligan  Washington-St. Louis  MB  Jr. 
September 30  Taya Kockelman  College of St. Benedict  Sr. 
October 7  Lauren Hazekamp  Hope  Jr. 
October 14  Kelly Foley  St. Thomas  MB  Sr. 
October 21  Jordan Templin  Randolph  OH  Sr. 
October 28  Megan Coleman  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  Sr. 
November 4  Katie Baker  Concordia Texas  OH  Jr.
November 11  Nakita Gearhart  Juniata  MB  So. 


Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week Archive




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