WWU's Geary receives Daktronics All-America honorable mention
Dec. 6, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University senior outside hitter Marlayna Geary (Tacoma/Bellarmine Prep) earned honorable mention on the 2012 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-America Team.
Geary, who earlier was named a second-team American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American, ranked 15th nationally among NCAA II leaders and led the GNAC in both kills (4.12 average per set, 396 total) and points (4.72, 453.5).
Geary was a first-team AVCA and Daktronics West Region all-star and Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year. A unanimous first-team all-league pick, she had a GNAC-best 18 double-doubles in kills and digs.
Geary finished her four-year career with 1,354 kills, second among WWU leaders and 25 shy of the school record. She also had 983 digs, 10th all-time among Viking leaders. Geary was 17 digs short of becoming the fourth WWU player to reach the 1,000 plateau in both categories.
Geary was picked to the West Regional all-tournament team and twice earned GNAC Player of the Week honors. Geary received MVP honors at both the Western Oregon and Sonoma State tournaments.
Geary, who competed in all 28 matches and 96 sets for the Vikings, had 25 double-figure kill matches and 18 double-figure dig matches. Besides leading the GNAC in kills and points, she was fifth in aces 35, 0.36), 10th in hitting percentage (.275) and 12th in digs (297, 3.09).
Geary had season highs of 25 kills versus Montana State Billings on 9/14/12, a .560 hitting percentage versus Simon Fraser on 11/10/12, 20 digs at MSUB on 11/17/12, 5.0 blocks versus UC San Diego on 9/7/12 and five aces versus Northwest Nazarene on 10/20/12 ..
WWU, rated No.15 in the AVCA/NCAA II Coaches' Top 25 Poll, finished its season 24-4. The Vikings won the GNAC championship with a 16-2 record to earn an automatic berth at regionals where they reached the semifinals before losing the eventual champion Brigham Young Hawaii.
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