Arizona State Lands GCU Transfer, WAC Freshman of the Year Claire Kovensky

  0 Derek Johnson | April 29th, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, College Transfers, Division I Mid-Major, News, Pac 12

The 2017 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Freshman of the Year is on the move via the transfer market, and Arizona State has secured her services for 2018. Former Grand Canyon outside hitter Claire Kovensky is making the move, bolstering the Sun Devils’ pin position group.

A 6’0″ outside hitter from Highland, California, Kovensky became a Lope after attending Citrus Valley High School. That wasn’t initially the plan, as Kovensky had previously verbally committed to the Air Force Academy, but opted to change her course.

In her freshman year with the team, she recorded 305 kills (3.28 per set) on a .212 hitting percentage, 266 digs (2.86 per set), 39 blocks (0.42 per set) and 17 aces (0.18 per set) en route to her award.

Grand Canyon, who finished last season at 8-18 and 3-11 in the WAC, is left with three outside hitters currently on their 2018 spring roster.

Arizona State is coming off of a 10-22 season in which they went 0-20 in conference play. It was a year of shuffling for the Sun Devils, who lost a myriad of athletes to transfer last off-season. Already, things look more stable as Arizona State looks to get back to competing in the Pac-12 as Kovensky becomes the fifth outside hitter on the roster.

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