Leyden named volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week by NAC

Leyden named volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week by NAC
September 12, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University freshman outside hitter Kayla Leyden has been named as the Northern Athletics Conference "Student-Athlete of the Week" for the period of September 3-9. During that span, the Eagles went 4-1, including winning the Jim Coleman Memorial Tournament at Aurora University. Leyden was named the "MVP" of the Coleman Tournament. In the five matches on the week - and 13 total games played - Leyden had a .341 attack percentage and had double-digit kill totals in all of the matches except BU's blowout win over Mt. Mary College (in which she played just one game). On the week, Leyden got it done on both sides of the net. She averaged 4.4 kills per game on offense and 3.8 digs per game defensively.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.