Sunset Hills’ Brynac wins both conference, national honors

The Benedictine College Lady Ravens volleyball program soared to new heights, finishing the Heart of America Athletic Conference season with a 7-3 record.

Several Lady Ravens garnered recognition for their efforts by the HAAC and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, including Katie Brynac of Sunset Hills. Brynac, a senior on the Lady Ravens squad, played defensive specialist for the team this season and earned All-HAAC Honorable-Mention Honors for her contributions on the court.

Brynac learned that she also earned an honor from the NAIA for her contributions on the court as well as in the classroom as she was one of two Lady Ravens to be named to the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Team.

An athlete must be at least a junior in class standing, carry a grade-point average of 3.5 and make a contribution to the team on the court to qualify for the honor.

The Lady Ravens also earned a third seed in the HAAC postseason tournament and eighth seed in the NAIA Region V Tournament.

The Lady Ravens finished the season with an overall record of 14-14 under first-year head coach Mary Lile. They were eliminated from the postseason by national tournament qualifier Columbia College.