Senior volleyball All-America selection Savannah Powers has been named as the 2019-20 University of Mary Washington Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Powers, an outside hitter, led the Eagles attack in 2019 to the tune of 3.13 kills per set while hitting .248 with 1.25 digs per set. She closed her career with a school-record 1,347 kills, 707 digs, 199 blocks, and 150 aces.
Her list of accolades is extensive. In addition to becoming the first two-time All-America pick in school history, she gained first team all-region honors, was named as the first-ever CAC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and also was named to all-state and all-conference squads.
The 2019 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President, Savannah was also just the second player in program history to be named all-conference for four years.
Academically, Powers posted a 3.82 grade-point average, and was named as a College of Business Outstanding Student. She was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma and Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Societies, and was named to the dean's list or president's list every semester. A four-time member of the CAC All-Academic Team and four year-member of the UMW Athletic Honor Roll, she was a College of Business Dean's Advisory Board member as well.
"Savannah is truly a one of a kind person and volleyball player that has not only proven to be a great leader on the court but off the court as well", said her head coach, Alex Hinsey. "She will very likely go down as the best volleyball player in program history and is near the top of the list for many career and individual season records for the Mary Washington volleyball program. Off the court, Savannah attended the NCAA convention as a representative from the Capital Athletic Conference. She is very actively involved in many of the Athletics Department initiatives and is successful in everything that she does."