Lead by junior Annika Foit, the LIU Brooklyn women’s volleyball team had an amazing run this year as it won yet another Northeast Conference championship. She’s also incredibly smart so she was honored this week with the 2013 NEC Fall Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for volleyball.
Foit was the second player in league history to take home back-to-back NEC Player of the Year honors as the Blackbirds went undefeated in conference play. She led the NEC with 4.17 kills per set and 4.7 points per game. She was also in the top 10 in hitting percentage (.248), service aces (0.3 per set), she had 11 double-doubles, and played five matches with 20-plus kills.
Foit is also incredibly smart. A chemistry major, she had a 3.97 GPA so she was an easy choice to be one of the six athletes chosen to represent their sport with this award.