Sarah Burger of Centre College has been named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference's freshman volleyball player of the year.
Burger, a middle hitter from Goshen, ranked second in the SCAC with a .370 hitting percentage and was third in the league with 4.08 kills per game for a season total of 514. She also had 106 blocks, which ranked 10th in the league.
She garnered all nine possible votes for the freshman of the year award in balloting of the SCAC coaches.
"Sarah immediately impacted our team," Centre coach Stephanie Dragan said. "She did not play like a freshman and was able to hit any ball, any tempo, across the net. She was our go-to girl, and everyone noticed her."
This is the second consecutive year that a Centre player has been named freshman of the year. Kate Bennett won the award in 2003.