Sarah Glynn, of the women's volleyball team at the University of Waterloo, has been named the 2018-19 U SPORTS Rookie of the Year for 2018-19.
A native of Fredericton, N.B., the 6-foot-2 left side finished the regular season with 3.34 kills per set, the seventh most in the OUA and tops among rookies. She also added 26 service aces, 23 blocks and 152 digs for a remarkable rookie campaign.
Glynn was instrumental in Waterloo's 17-2 regular season record, their best finish in program history. The Warriors went on to claim OUA bronze.
"Sarah is a worthy recipient of this award, amongst an excellent crop of U SPORTS rookies. Our team is very proud of her accomplishment, and this is an incredible start to what will no doubt be a decorated U SPORTS career." said her coach, Richard Eddy.
Eddy was named U SPORTS Coach of the Year.
He's the first coach in program history to win the award.
"As the cliché goes, I am sure Richard would say that this is a team award. This however does not happen without Richard's vision and leadership, under which this program has evolved," said director of athletics and recreation, Roly Webster.
The awards were presented at a gala on Thursday night.
with files from Blair Adams
??BREAKING??— UWaterloo Warriors (@WlooWarriors) March 15, 2019
Sarah Glynn & @WinAtVolleyball have been named the @USPORTSca Rookie of the Year /All Rookie-Team & Coach of the Year at the WVB Awards Gala in Edmonton tonight!
Both firsts for the @WarriorsWVB program! Incredible accomplishments you two! ???? #goblackgogold ???? pic.twitter.com/ac6VVbHTxD