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Courtesy of JWU Athletics Communications
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 2018 season started on a high note for the Johnson & Wales University women's volleyball team. Junior setter Brylee Frank was a big reason for the success and she was named Division III National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
A native of Palm Harbor, Fla., Frank is the first player in program history to earn the award. Last year, she was an AVCA Third-Team All-American, and on Tuesday she was also named the GNAC Player of the Week as the conference began its weekly reporting for the fall.
At the Pacific Coast Classic, Frank led the No. 6 Wildcats to a 3-1 record, including a 3-2 win over No. 1 ranked and defending national champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. It was the first win over the number one school in the country by any Johnson & Wales team.
Named to the PCC All-Tournament team, she averaged 10.25 assists, 3.25 digs and 1.88 kills per set. Versus CMS, she recorded the first triple-double in school history with 41 assists, 14 digs and 11 kills. Frank had a double-double in all four matches, including 44 assists and 16 digs at La Verne.
Johnson & Wales opens conference action on Saturday when it travels to Colby-Sayer to take on Chargers and Saint Joseph. The Wildcats' home opener is September 12 against Endicott.