Greenville, S.C. – Furman's Jamila Johnson has been named the Southern Conference Volleyball Player of the Month for September, it was announced by the conference office today. The award is the first monthly award of her career and first of the season for the Paladins.
Johnson helped guide the Paladins to an 8-5 record in the month of September, including a 3-0 start in Southern Conference play. The junior racked up 205 kills in 48 sets, including a career-high 28 kills in a five-set loss at Tennessee on Sept. 16. Named to three all-tournament teams in September, Johnson recorded double-digit kills in all 13 matches and averaged 4.27 kills per set. Johnson ranks second in the conference with 4.22 kills per set and third with 270 kills. Defensively, the Greenville, S.C., native recorded 144 digs and 11 total blocks, averaging 3.00 digs per set.
Megan Kaufman of Chattanooga was tabbed as the league's defensive player of the month.
The Paladins are back in action on Friday night, hosting Western Carolina in Alley Gym at 8:00 p.m.