2018 SoCon Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 12)
2018 (Freshman): Proved to be a solid contributor on the back row for UNCG, recording the fifth-most digs (172) and second-highest digs / set (3.37) in 51 sets played … made her collegiate debut against Air Force (Aug. 24), finishing with three digs in the five-set victory … finished with five digs in a sweep of Delaware State (Sept. 8) … emerged with eight digs and a service ace in UNCG’s match at Kansas (Sept. 15) … had her first multi-dig performance in a conference game (four) at Furman (Oct. 12) … followed that with an eight-dig performance at Wofford (Oct. 13) … responsible for nine digs in a five-set battle against Mercer (Oct. 19) … manned the back row for eight digs in a three-set victory over The Citadel (Oct. 20) … reached double-digit digs for the first time (11) in a four-set showdown against Western Carolina (Oct. 24) … exploded for 21 digs and a service ace in a four-set match at Chattanooga (Oct. 27) … anchored the Spartans’ defensive effort with 13 digs at East Tennessee State (Oct. 31) … experienced her first of three consecutive matches with at least 20 digs against Wofford (Nov. 9), finishing with 21 against the Terriers … closed out the regular season with 26 digs in a battle with Furman (Nov. 10), helping her to earn Defensive Player of the Week honors from the Southern Conference … continued her solid play at the Southern Conference Tournament, capping off the season with 22 digs against Furman (Nov. 16).
Prep: Garvens lettered all four seasons under head coach Michelle Bruss at Oconomowoc High Raccoons ... as a freshman, she played as a defensive specialist before moving to an outside hitter role over her final three seasons ... was a two-time All-Little 10 Conference selection before Oconomowoc moved to the Classic 8 Conference in 2017, where she also earned all-conference honors ... in 2015, she led Oconomowoc to its first-ever conference title before a second-place finish at the Wisconsin state tournament ... led her team to a Classic 8 Conference championship in Oconomowoc’s first year in the league before finishing third at the state tournament ... twice earned all-state honors and was a team-captain in her junior and season seasons ... was named team MVP for her efforts during her senior campaign and was a scholar-athlete all four years.
With the Sting, she played for head coach Amy Wagner for seven seasons ... the Sting won numerous tournaments throughout her time and placed in the top seven at the open division at nationals for four-straight seasons ... also competed in sand doubles competitions where her volleyball success continued.
Personal: She plans to major in business or engineering at UNCG and is the daughter of Joe and Sherry Garvens.