Heldman sets single-season digs record as Eagles fall in GLVC tourny

It had been a rough end of the season for the USI volleyball team. A slew of injuries forced the Eagles to move several players out of their comfort zone.

On Friday afternoon, in the opening round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament, the Eagles were sent home early – dropping three straight sets (25-18, 25-15, 26-24) to top-seeded Missouri University of Science & Technology. The loss ended the team’s run at a third consecutive trip to the NCAA II Tournament.

Only needing three digs to break Amanda Probst’s school record of 475 digs in 2004, junior defensive specialist Kayla Heldman recorded 12 digs to finish the season with 485. Earlier this year, Heldman passed the 1000-dig mark. She currently ranks fourth all-time at USI with 1258 digs.

A month ago, our Zane Clodfelter caught up with Heldman to talk about what the awards and milestones mean to her.

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