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Women Wolfpack volleyball players named NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athletes

January 18, 2008

Women Wolfpack volleyball players Sarah Howard, Colleen McNerney, and Mary Seals were honored as NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athletes.

Sarah Howard, a junior setter from Houston, Texas, led the Wolfpack compiling 1246 assists during the regular season, averaging more than10 assists per game. Howard now ranks second all-time in assists for the Wolfpack with 3967 in her career. Howard is a three-time consecutive GCAC All Conference selection, and this is her first NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athlete Award.

Colleen McNerney, a senior outside-hitter from Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, ranked second this season in kills for the Wolfpack with 470, averaging more than three kills per game. She completed her career with 1,146 kills, ranking her fifth all-time for the Wolfpack. This is McNerney’s first NAIA Datronics Scholar Athlete Award.

Mary Seals, a junior hitter from Austin, Texas, led the Wolfpack in kills this season with 695, a Wolfpack single season record. Seals will head into her senior year second overall in career kills with 1,636, a mere 301 shy from surpassing Wolfpack career leader Maggie Schaefer. This season, Seals was named to a third consecutive All GCAC and All NAIA Region XIII volleyball teams. She was also named to the Louisiana Sports Writers All-Louisiana team. This is her second NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athlete Award.

The Loyola women finished the 2007 season winning 13 of their final 14 matches before falling to the University of Mobile in the Region XIII Tournament Championship. They compiled a total record of 28-12 and highlighted their season with a GCAC Championship. The mark of 28-12 is the best season head coach Tommy Harold has had since taking over the Wolfpack in 2003. The GCAC championship is the program’s first since 2002 and fifth overall in program’s history.

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