Courtesy: Jason Kaufman/CMU Athletics
Volleyball Program Celebrates 2012 Season at Annual Banquet

MOUNT PLEASANT — The Central Michigan women’s volleyball program held its annual post-season banquet Sunday afternoon to celebrate its 2012 season.

The Most Valuable Player award was presented to sophomore Kaitlyn McIntyre. McIntyre led the Chippewas in kills (395) and total points (433.5) in her sophomore season. She was the first non-senior to win the award since 2007.

Senior Samantha Brawley received the Spirit Award to become the only four-year winner. Brawley’s leadership and voice helped lead the Chippewas in every game and practice.

Brawley also received the Coaches Award for her passion, heart, fight, coach-ability and consistent effort.

Redshirt Freshman Haley Barker was named the program's Most Improved Player. As a serving specialist, Barker attempted 183 serves in just 66 sets, tallying 10 aces.

For the third straight year, senior Lindsey Dulude received the Academic Award for holding the team’s highest GPA. The language arts major boasts a 3.97 GPA.

Dulude was also recognized at the banquet for being named a CoSIDE Capital One Academic All-District honoree, as well as for becoming the 15th member of CMU's illustrious 1,000-kill club. 

Kristen Reenders became the first freshman recipient of the Marcy Weston Unsung Hero Award, presented to the player who made the biggest impact on the season without winning other athletic awards. 

Several players were also recognized at the event for their oustanding performances during the 2012 season, including freshman Angie White (MAC All-Freshman Team), junior Kelly Maxwell (All-MAC Second Team), junior Jenna Coates (All-MAC First Team) and McIntyre (All-MAC First Team).