Emory Volleyball Wins NCAA D-III National Title

The Emory University volleyball team won the program’s second-ever national title on Saturday, defeating No. 1-ranked Calvin College.

The Eagles recorded a 3-0 decision (25-22, 25-16, 25-12) decision over the Knights, closing the season with an overall record of 30-6.  The Knights wrapped up their season with a ledger of 33-2.  Emory’s win total represents the 12th straight campaign of 30 or more wins for the program.

Senior Karissa Dzurik (dih-zuhr-ick) led the Emory attack with 13 kills while sophomore LeahSaunders and freshman Tara Martin each contributed eight kills. Atlanta native and Marist High graduate Sydney Leimbach (Line-bach) chalked up seven terminations and added a team-high six total blocks.

Emory senior Mady Arles was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Championships while Saunders and junior Elyse Thompson were named to the all-tournament team.

The previous Emory volleyball national title came in 2008.

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