Emory University Volleyball Player Dani Huffman Named State of Georgia Female Collegiate of the Year by Women's Intersport Network
Emory University senior Dani Huffman, a driving force on the
2008 Eagles' volleyball team that captured the NCAA Division III
National Championship, was named the state of Georgia's Collegiate
Female Athlete of the Year by the Women's Intersport Network
(WIN). The award was announced last evening during the
organization's Community Award Program at the Holiday Inn in
Huffman was a dominant player at her middle hitting position and helped the program to its first-ever national crown along with a final record of 35-6 which established a school seasonal mark for victories. She was named a First Team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association and claimed first-team berths on region and conference squads as well.
The mission of GA-WIN is to develop and promote public awareness for women's involvement and achievement in athletics and to create a strong network for women and girls involved in sports. The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the 23rd annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day.
Other finalists for Georgia's Collegiate Female Athlete of the Year included Jenafer Forward of Augusta State, Brittany Hollins of the University of Georgia and Georgia State University's Catherine Lee and Iliska Verwey.
Huffman closed out her career ranked prominently in numerous school categories including kills (126-, 8th), attack percentage (.366, 2nd), block assists (315, 3rd), block solos (109, 4th) and total blocks (424, 4th).