Vikings place second nationally in women's rowing
Senior outside hitter led 24-4 Vikings to GNAC title and regional semis
Vikings' Samantha Hutchinson picked to second team
Marlayna Geary and Samantha Hutchinson among 12-person squad
WWU falls in four sets to No.1 seed BYU Hawaii at NCAA II West Regional semifinal, finishes season 24-4
Geary ends outstanding career with match-high 21 kills
COLLEGE: 2012-13 WWU Female co-Athlete of the Year ... Finished four-year career with 1,354 kills, second among WWU leaders and 25 shy of school record ... Had 983 career digs, 10th all-time, 17 short of becoming fourth WWU player to reach 1,000 plateau in both digs and kills ... First-team American Volleyball Coaches Association and honorable mention Daktronics All-American as senior in 2012 ... First-team AVCA and Daktronics West Region all-star and Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year ... West Regional all-tournament pick ... Unanimous first-team GNAC all-star and twice GNAC Offensive Player of the Week ... MVP at both Western Oregon and Sonoma State tournaments ... Ranked 15th nationally among NCAA Division II leaders in both kills (4.13 avg. per set) and points (4.72) ... Had league-high 18 double-doubles in kills and digs with 25 double-figure kill matches and 18 double-figure dig matches ... Competed in all 28 matches and 96 sets ... Credited with 396 kills, 297 digs (3.09), 38.0 blocks, 35 service aces and 12 assists ... Had .275 attack percentage with 116 errors on 1,017 attempts ...Led GNAC in kills and points, fifth in aces, 10th in hitting percentage and 12th in digs ... Had season highs of 25 kills vs. Montana State Billings on 9/14/12, .560 hitting percentage vs. Simon Fraser on 11/10/12, 20 digs at MSUB on 11/17/12, 5.0 blocks vs. UC San Diego on 9/7/12 and 5 aces vs. Northwest Nazarene on 10/20/12 ... Honorable mention AVCA West Region and first-team GNAC all-star as junior in 2011 ... Ranked 15th among national leaders in kills per set (4.24) and 26th in points per set (4.61), leading GNAC in both categories ... Twice GNAC Player of the Week ... Competed in all 22 matches and 80 sets ... Credited with 339 kills, 315 digs (3.94), 23 blocks, 16 aces and 11 assists ... Had .236 attack percentage with 111 errors on 968 attempts ... Posted 13 double-doubles in kills and digs with 18 double-figure kill matches and 15 double-figure dig matches ... Had career-high 30 digs at Western Oregon on 9/17/11 and season-high 27 kills at Central Washington on 11/10/11 ... Second-team GNAC all-star as sophomore in 2010 ... Twice GNAC Player of the Week ... Saw action in all 24 matches and 80 of 84 sets ... Ranked seventh among league leaders with 240 kills (3.00) ... Also had 81 digs (1.01) and 25 blocks (0.31) ... Had .222 kill percentage with 88 errors in 685 attempts ... Had 12 double-figure kill matches with season-high 24 at Northwest Nazarene on 9/9/10 and 10 matches with 3.00 or higher attack percentage ... AVCA West Region and GNAC Freshman of the Year in 2009 ... First-team GNAC all-star and honorable mention AVCA all-region ... All-tournament selection at SoCal Classic, Central Washington Invitational and WWU Invitational ... Played in all 27 matches and in 98 of 99 sets ... Ranked fourth among league leaders and led team with 379 kills (3.87), most in school history by freshman, and points (4.09), and was second on squad in digs with 290 (2.96) ... Had .212 attack percentage with 147 errors and 1,092 attempts ... Also had 22 blocks and nine service aces ... Had 13 double-doubles in kills and digs with 22 double-figure kill matches and 15 double-figure dig matches ... Had career high 29 kills versus Northwest Nazarene on 10/08/09 ... Four letters.
HIGH SCHOOL: First-team Tacoma News Tribune all-Area choice and Co-Most Valuable Player of the Narrows League as senior at Bellarmine Prep ... Helped Lions place second in league, fifth in district and reach state playoffs for fifth straight year ... Team captain ... As junior, named league's co-MVP, second-team all-area and honorable mention all-state ... Team MVP ... Second-team all-league and offensive team MVP as sophomore ... Started and lettered three years ... Also earned one letter in track and competed on club rowing team one year ... Played on club squad that placed fifth nationally at Junior Olympics in Dallas, Texas, during summer of 2008.
PERSONAL: Major is accounting ... Pacific Northwest Beach Champion for doubles in 2009 ... MVP for 18 Open Division at Emerald City Classic in 2009.
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