Savannah Swenson Named Second-Team All-Sun Conference; Three Earn All-Academic Honors

Savannah Swenson Named Second-Team All-Sun Conference; Three Earn All-Academic Honors

BABSON PARK, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2018) – The Sun Conference announced its volleyball honors for the 2018 season on Thursday and sophomore Savannah Swenson has been named a Second-Team All-Sun Conference selection for her performance this season.

Swenson, who started in 29 matches for the Wildcats, averaged 2.55 kills-per-set and 2.66 digs-per-set. The native of Clermont, Florida, led the team 41 service aces while recording seven double-doubles. Swenson reached double-digit in kills 16 times in 2018, including a season-high 14 which the second-year Wildcat produced six times. She tallied three-or-more service aces in a match six times and recorded 10-or-more digs in a contest 10 times, including a season-high 20 versus Florida Memorial (9/19). She also notched a career-high 28 assists at Keiser (10/17). She became the second Wildcat in school history to reach the 500-kill plateau during a career, tallying her 500th kill versus Coastal Georgia (9/29). She ended the 2018 season with 574. She is the only player in JWU history to have 500-career kills and 500-career digs (595). 

The league also announced this year's all-academic team with three Wildcats garnering recognition for their accomplishments in the classroom. Swenson, junior Sharell Nairn, and sophomore Bianca Torres were named to this year's 2018 Sun Conference All-Academic Team.

A total of 27 student-athletes were honored for their work in the classroom as Academic All-Sun Conference. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed two semesters at their institution, and be at least a sophomore with a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Webber International and Warner had a conference-best five student-athletes achieve this honor.

The semifinal round of The Sun Conference Volleyball Tournament begins Friday at 3:30 p.m. with Southeastern facing Coastal Georgia and continues at 7:30 p.m. with Webber International taking on Warner.

2018 Volleyball All-Sun Conference First Team

Abbie Seward, Keiser
Kyra White, Coastal Georgia
Krista Kolbinskie, St. Thomas
Breeanna Navarro, Warner
Ashley Kot, Coastal Georgia
Avery Bradshaw, Southeastern
Nayrelis Pantoja-Santos, Webber International
Alexis Downey, Coastal Georgia
Virginia Salanoa-Sagapolu, Webber International
Emily Bowen, Webber International
Arianna Bolinger, St. Thomas
Emily Boehlein, Southeastern
Nathaly Alvarez, St. Thomas
Keniah Rivera Santiago, Southeastern

2018 Volleyball All-Sun Conference Second Team

Emily Kalmink, Southeastern
Sammyra Albarran, Florida Memorial
Andrea Lorenz, Warner
Courtney White, St. Thomas
Molly Fletcher, Coastal Georgia
Yorelis Rios Gonzalez, Coastal Georgia
Savannah Swenson, Johnson & Wales (Fla.)
Taylor Gregory, Southeastern

The Sun Conference 2018 Player of the Year

Abbie Seward, Keiser

The Sun Conference 2018 Setter of the Year

Ashley Kot, Coastal Georgia

The Sun Conference 2018 Libero of the Year

Nayrelis Pantoja-Santos, Webber International

The Sun Conference 2018 Freshman of the Year

Arianna Bolinger, St. Thomas

The Sun Conference 2018 Champion of Character

Hannah Kaszubowski, Southeastern

The Sun Conference 2018 Coach of the Year

Lindsey Martin, Webber International

Academic All-Sun Conference

Sharell Nairn, Johnson & Wales (Fla.)
Savannah Swenson, Johnson & Wales (Fla.)
Bianca Torres, Johnson & Wales (Fla.)
Kyra White, Coastal Georgia
Alexis Downey, Coastal Georgia
Ashley Kot, Coastal Georgia
Hannah Tannone, Webber International
Svenja Koenig, Webber International
Salla Rautiainen, Webber International
Jessica Terry, Webber International
Courtnie Perry, Webber International
Yulianna Charris, Florida Memorial
Ivana Maric, Florida Memorial
Jesennia Bonilla, Florida Memorial
Francheska Rivera, Florida Memorial
Jordan Odom, Keiser
Faryn Salazar, Keiser
Emily Boehlein, Southeastern
Hannah Kaszubowski, Southeastern
Courtney Krause, Southeastern
Dayma Pla, St. Thomas
Elizabeth Batsel, St. Thomas
Marissa Intoppa, Warner
Ashley Kube, Warner
Andrea Lorenz, Warner
Cheyenne Miller, Warner
Breeanna Navarro, Warner