Oct. 7, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Mariah Henley of the Villanova volleyball team was named "Student Athlete of the Month" in September for her excellence demonstrated inside the classroom as well as her performance on the court.
Each month, the Office of Academic Support for Athletics selects a student-athlete that best embodies the true definition of a "student-athlete." A student-athlete is chosen based on their dedication to achieving strong academic excellence and their superior athletic performance.
"Mariah is a wonderful kid," Villanova volleyball head coach Josh Steinbach said. "The epitome of what we want when we recruit Villanova athletes: Tremendous student, teammate and athlete."
The senior libero is a Political Science major with a 3.23 cumulative GPA and is a member of the Villanova Athletics Leadership Institute.
Henley serves as the team captain for a volleyball squad that has won eight of its last nine matches and is currently riding a five-match winning streak. The Hockessin, Del. native leads the BIG EAST in digs with 5.11 digs/set, which also ranks 20th in the NCAA. Earlier this season, Henley cracked the top-10 of the Villanova career digs list and climbed her way to No. 5 through two months.