Female Student-Athlete of the Month: Jess Whyte | Women’s Volleyball
(Nashua, N.H.) The Rivier University Department of Athletics is proud to announce that senior Jess Whyte (Plymouth, Mass) of the Women's Volleyball team has been selected as the Female Student-Athlete of the Month for November 2019.
The senior middle hitter shook the GNAC with a tremendous performance through the final few weeks of the season capturing a Great Northeast Athletic Conference 1st Team All-Conference selection along with being named to the GNAC All-Tournament Team.
While the month of November was short, Whyte took advantage of every minute of her collegiate career as she collected 47 kills and 7 blocks in the last 4 matches she played for Rivier.
On November 2nd Whyte was instrumental in Rivier sweeping Emmanuel College as she tallied 14 kills hitting at .476 and 3 blocks. Three days later she tallied another 12 kills hitting at an impressive .545 at home against the Norwich University to close out the regular season. These two performances lifted her to new heights as she dropped 14 kills in the following match at #2 Simmons University in the GNAC Semifinal. In her final performance, Whyte tallied another 7 kills against #1 Johnson & Wales in Providence, Rhode Island.
Whyte finished her season with a total of 303 kills, averaging 2.94 per set with her final hitting percentage at .322. On defense she collected 17 digs and 64 blocks.
Previous Student-athletes of the Month:
October 2019- Taylor Dunster (Women’s Volleyball)