Rebecca Kamp Named AVCA Division III Player of the Week - Kamp and Sears Also Receive MIAA Honors
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Rebecca Kamp, a freshman middle blocker for then No. 17 Calvin College, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week. She earned the honor after leading the Knights to two wins last week, including an upset of then-No. 12 Hope College.
Kamp is from Orland Park, Illinois. She is a graduate of Chicago Christian High School.
In Calvin’s first match, a 3-0 win over Saint Mary’s, Kamp put away 18 kills and hit .371, while also picking up four digs and three blocks.
Then in an away match at Hope, which took place in front of an NCAA Division III regular season single-match record crowd of 2,307 fans, Kamp hit at a .407 clip while swatting 25 kills and adding nine blocks and four digs in the 3-2 victory. For the week, Kamp hit .393, while averaging 5.38 kills, 1.0 digs, 1.5 blocks and 6.25 points per set.
This is the second time this season that Kamp has received the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week award. She was previously honored on Sept. 16. This is also the fifth time an athlete from Calvin has earned the award. The Knights are coached by Amber Warners.
Other individuals from Calvin to receive AVCA Division III Player of the Week honors include Erika VanStralen (1995), Jill Harkema (1996) and Molly Krikke (2007).
In addition, Kamp and junior teammate Kelsey Sears have received player of the week honors from the MIAA.
Kamp is receiving MIAA Player of the Week honors for the second time this year.
Sears (Traverse City/Traverse City West HS) is receiving MIAA Specialty Player of the Week honors for the second time in her career and for the first time since 2006.
Sears tallied 49 digs (6.12 per game) in the Knights’ victories over Saint Mary’s and Hope. She had 32 digs in the five-set victory over the Flying Dutch, and currently leads all MIAA players in digs at 5.73 per game.