Ilitch Business student-athletes receive All-GLIAC recognition for volleyball
Five student-athletes on the 2022 Wayne State University volleyball team received All-GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) honors at the GLIAC Awards Banquet held in conjunction with the GLIAC Championships. Of the athletes honored, two are Mike Ilitch School of Business students.
Freshman middle blocker Kayla Giroux (accounting) was voted to the All-GLIAC First Team. She was also selected as the GLIAC Freshman of the Year and AVCA Midwest Region Freshman of the Year.
Giroux started all 18 GLIAC matches and played in all 65 sets during league play. She totaled 179 kills (2.75 kills/set), which ranked second on the squad and 15th in the GLIAC. Giroux’s .338 hitting percentage for conference matches ranked second in the GLIAC. She recorded 57 blocks (11 solo, 46 assisted) in GLIAC play, which tied for second. Giroux posted double-digit kill totals in 11 of the 18 conference matches, including a season-high 17 at Purdue Northwest.
Graduate student middle blocker Halle Shell (M.B.A.) was named to the All-GLIAC Honorable Mention Team.
Shell started all 29 regular-season matches for the Green and Gold and was among the league leaders for GLIAC play in kills (146), kills per set (2.28) and total points (180), while ranking 10th in hitting percentage (.276). She ranked in the top five in every blocking category (third in block solo with 12; fourth in total blocks with 56; and fifth in both block assists with 44 and blocks per set at 0.88).