JWU’s Sharell Nairn Named 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete

JWU’s Sharell Nairn Named 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Nov. 30, 2018) – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Women's Volleyball Scholar-Athletes on Friday which included Johnson & Wales (Fla.) junior Sharell Nairn.

Narin is among 597 women's volleyball student-athletes recognized by the NAIA. In order to be nominated by an institution, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.

Majoring in criminal justice, Narin is a two-time member of the Sun Conference All-Academic Team. This past season, the native of Miami appeared in all 30 matches for the Panthers, averaging a team-best 2.67 kills-per-set (No. 10 in the conference). Nairn ended the year with 280 kills, 166 digs, 36 service aces and 35 total blocks. She recorded a .206 hitting percentage (No. 8 in the conference) and averaged 0.30 service aces-per-set (No. 8 in the conference), 1.58 digs-per-set, and 0.33 blocks-per-set. She ended the season as the program's all-time leader in kills (626) becoming the first-player in JWU history to reach both the 500- and 600-kill plateau. She is also the program's all-time leader in blocks with 116.