Gearhart hit .588 in win over Moravian (photo courtesy Juniata Athletics).
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.
|2014 SPORTS IMPORTS/AVCA DIVISION III PLAYERS OF THE WEEK|
|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||S||Sr.|
|October 7||Lauren Hazekamp||Hope||S||Jr.|
|October 14||Kelly Foley||St. Thomas||MB||Sr.|
|October 21||Jordan Templin||Randolph||OH||Sr.|
|October 28||Megan Coleman||Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||L||Sr.|
|November 4||Katie Baker||Concordia Texas||OH||Jr.|
|November 11||Nakita Gearhart||Juniata||MB||So.|