SEWARD, Neb. – Named GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Setter of the Week earlier in the day, junior Tara Callahan has also been selected as the NAIA National Setter of the Week. She is the first member of the Concordia University volleyball program to garner a national weekly award since Alayna Kavanaugh collected the NAIA’s Setter of the Week honor on Nov. 1, 2016. Callahan has already raked in two GPAC weekly accolades this season.
Callahan continues to distribute the ball for an attack that tops the NAIA in hitting percentage (.300). As part of last week’s four victories, Callahan averaged 11.54 assists per set (150 total assists). She also contributed 28 digs, 12 kills and five blocks. Her 43 assists versus Baker University (Kan.) capped off the week that also included wins over No. 14 Hastings, Graceland University (Iowa) and Haskell Indian Nations University (Kan.). Concordia hit .269 over the four wins. The Brady, Neb., native currently ranks third among all NAIA setters with an average of 11.69 assists per set.
Callahan and the Bulldogs (11-0, 1-0 GPAC) are getting set to head to College of Saint Mary (15-3, 1-0 GPAC) for a 7:30 p.m. CT first serve on Wednesday. Concordia will also host No. 8 Midland (9-3, 1-0 GPAC) at 3 p.m. on Saturday.