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Aiken tabbed as Daktronics Midwest Player of the Year

Junior outside hitter Abby Aiken of the No. 13 Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball team has been named the 2013 Daktronics Inc. Midwest Region Player of the Year after leading the way for a team that won both the GLIAC regular season and tournament championships.

Aiken ranked fifth in the GLIAC this season with a kills-per-set mark of 3.42. She ranked second on the team in digs, service aces and solo blocks. She was also named the 2013 GLIAC Player of the Year on Nov. 23.

GVSU now boasts the Daktronics Inc. Midwest Player of the Year in two different fall sports, as senior defender Kayla Kimble of the No. 1 women’s soccer team earned the award on Nov. 26.

Aiken and junior libero Christina Canepa were both named to the All Midwest Region First Team, while junior setter Kaitlyn Wolters and sophomore middle blocker Kaleigh Lound were named to the Second Team.

GVSU (29-3) will begin the Midwest Region Tournament at home tonight against Truman State University at 7:30 p.m. The Lakers came away with a four-set victory when the teams met in the GLIAC/GLVC Crossover Tournament on Oct. 25.



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