DENTON, Texas – Former North Texas volleyball standout Sarah Willey was named the recipient of a Women’s Enhancement NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
“Four years of hard work and dedication to the University of North Texas have been rewarded for Sarah Willey,” said head coach Ken Murczek. “She had a tremendous career on the volleyball court and was a model student-athlete in the classroom.”
The two-year captain was a four-time Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week honoree, and finished her career second in program history and third in conference history in digs. Her defensive efforts, which included three all-tournament team selections, led North Texas to the SBC West Division title in 2010.
However, her off-court accolades were just as impressive. Willey was named to the North Texas Dean’s List from 2009-11 and the Sun Belt Student-Athlete Honor Roll from 2009-10. She was twice named to the Sun Belt Comissioner’s list, and earned the National Society of Collegiate Scholars Award for Leadership, Scholarship and Service in 2009.
Willey is expected to graduate from North Texas in May with a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a 3.669 grade point average.
Willey did volunteer work for Hearts for Homes, the Denton Heart Walk and the North Texas Student Athlete Advisory Committee, as well as her work with numerous youth club volleyball squads.
Willey was one of 13 women across the nation honored with the Women’s Enhancement NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, which gives her $6,000 toward one year of full-time post graduate study at any NCAA institution.