(Sioux City, Iowa) Senior Katie Broadbent of the Loyola University New Orleans volleyball team has been named to the 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes List. This is Broadbent’s second consecutive year garnering this award.
A 6-2 middle blocker from Roseville, Calif., Broadbent completed her fourth and final year with the Wolf Pack at the conclusion of the 2013 season. As a freshman, Broadbent ranked third on the team in blocks and was selected to the SSAC All-Academic Team. After withstanding a season-ending injury during her sophomore campaign, Broadbent returned her junior year, participating in 12 matches and earning her second SSAC All-Academic award. This season, Broadbent appeared in 20 matches, tallying 50 kills, 22 total blocks and a career best .197 season hitting percentage. She recorded a career-high eight kills against Martin Methodist College on Oct. 5.
In order to qualify for the honor, student athletes are nominated by their institution’s head coach and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, having achieved junior academic status. Broadbent’s accomplishment marks the eighth straight season that the Loyola University New Orleans volleyball team has had at least one player make the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete List.