Senior Morgan McKnight was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Atlanta Regional, where she helped the Eagles to a championship performance.
The 5-foot-10 McKnight paced all Regional players with an average of 5.00 kills while hitting a blazing .414 (50-9--99) over 10 sets of play. In addition, she averaged 1.00 digs and 0.70 blocks per game.
McKnight led the Eagles in kills in all three matches, starting with a 10-terminations, .833 hitting percentage (10-0--12) effort in a sweep against Notre Dame of Maryland University. She followed that outing with a career-high 21 successful attack attempts, hitting .319 (21-6--47) in the process, while chipping in three block assists in a 3-1 decision over No. 20 Transylvania in the semifinals. In the title match against No. 8 Colorado College, McKnight pounded out a match-high 19 kills and posted a hitting mark of .400 (19-3--40) in a sweep of the Tigers, which upped Emory's overall record to 32-2 and that sent it into the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships.
On the year, Morgan has logged 25 contests (15 straight) of 10 or more kills and leads the UAA in that category with a per-set average of 3.36.