Kirkland Named CIAA Food Lion Defensive Player of the Week


CHARLOTTE, NC (September 26, 2023) – Claflin University senior libero Jasmine Kirkland was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Food Lion Defensive Player of the Week, Tuesday afternoon. She earned the honor after a terrific week of play for the Lady Panthers who scored back-to-back wins.

Kirkland was a defensive force for the Lady Panthers throughout the entire week. She finished the week with 30 total digs, including 15 digs each in matches against Tuskegee and at Brewton-Parker. She also added a service ace against Tuskegee.

The Lady Panthers will return to action this weekend when the team heads to Ettrick, Virginia to take part in the CIAA Volleyball Round Up. The Lady Panthers will face the host Virginia State Trojans in a 1:00 p.m. match.

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