Kirkland Named CIAA Food Lion Defensive Player of the Week, Again


CHARLOTTE, NC (October 3, 2023) – For the second week in a row, Claflin senior libero Jasmine Kirkland was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week. After leading the Lady Panthers to a pair of CIAA wins, Kirkland was honored as the top defensive player in the conference for the second straight week.

Kirkland took home the honor after another great week. For the week, she totaled 98 digs for the Lady Panthers, including recording at least 20 digs in each match. Her high for the week came against Livingstone when she recorded 27 digs. She also added five service aces to go along with her defensive efforts.

The Lady Panthers will return to action, Thursday, when the team heads to Charlotte, North Carolina to take on the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls. For more information on Lady Panthers volleyball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to