Olivet Tiger Alex Ewalt named conference Defensive Player of the Year for volleyball 2018

One of Olivet’s top athletes continues to celebrate success in her sport.

November 14, 2018 Uncategorized

Four members of the Olivet Nazarene University Tiger volleyball team picked up Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) honors when the conference made the announcement on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Alex Ewalt was named Libero of the Year and earned First Team honors. 

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Lizzie Jackson, a senior business major, joins Alex on the First Team. Kayleigh Kastelein, a sophomore majoring in psychology, and Becca Bell, a freshman majoring in dietetics, both received a Second Team nod.

Alex — a senior majoring in chemistry education — finished the season with 816 digs, to lead the Tigers and the CCAC. She ranks fourth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Her 5.950 digs per set also led the team and conference, and she ranks 11th nationally. She was named CCAC Defensive Player of the Week three times. She earned the NAIA honor once and is the first Tiger volleyball player ever to achieve this honor.

Alex also finished the season with 48 service aces, averaging 0.35 per set to lead the Tigers and was 10th in the CCAC.

To learn more about the Olivet Tiger athletics program, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@olivet.edu or 800-648-1463.

Reprinted with permission from onutigers.com.

Published: 11/14/2018

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