LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – On Tuesday, the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) released the All-Conference Volleyball Voting for the 2018 regular season. In exclusive all-conference voting by the head coaches of the league, Dayjah Whyte was selected Conference Newcomer-of-the-Year and First Team All-Conference.
Whyte of the University of Dallas, a middle hitter from Round Rock, Texas, earned SCAC Freshman-of-the-Year honors after posting top-10 performances in kills (289 – seventh in the SCAC), kills per set (2.95 – sixth in the SCAC) and attack percentage (.292 – ninth in the SCAC). She was the only freshman in the league to rank in the top 10 in all three categories during the regular season. Whyte earned SCAC Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors back in week six when she posted a .392 hitting percentage in four matches, which included a career-high 22 kills in a 3-1 victory at Randall College.
Whyte, who picked up four first-place votes in the balloting, is the first Dallas player to ever earn SCAC Freshman-of-the-Year honors in the sport of volleyball. Isabella Vasquez of Colorado College received two votes, followed by Rachel Demerjian of Centenary College, Kaitlin Jones of Johnson & Wales University Denver and Makenzie Mendez of Southwestern, who earned one vote each.
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Dallas tied for 4th in the SCAC standings and won the three-way tiebreaker for the 4th seed in the conference tournament hosted at the Maher Center in Irving this Friday through Sunday. The Crusaders play Centenary College at 3:30 p.m.