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Women’s Basketball

Janina Mayers

School
Saint Augustine's
Sport
Volleyball
Major
Exercise Science

Classroom

Mayers has excelled in the classroom at Saint Augustine’s. She carries a perfect 4.0 GPA and is on schedule to graduate in May with an exercise science degree.

She was named both a 2019-20 and 2020-21 Academic Achievement Award Winner from the DII Athletic Director’s Association. In order to be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, attended a minimum of four semesters of college level work, and been an active member of an intercollegiate team during their last academic year.

Mayers was also a 2021 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar by the Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. In order to be nominated, a student must have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, be at least a sophomore academically, and have been active on his or her campus or in the community.

Character

Mayers is extremely outgoing and is a leader on the court for the Lady Falcons. She is easy-going and gets along well with others. She is also very dependable and helpful. Mayers is often asked by her professors to be a representative for any event or function that their respective department may be hosting.

She demonstrates her character on the court as well. Mayers scouts the opposing team and gives feedback, constantly communicating with her team. She keeps he teammates on their toes as a libero, always making sure they are engaged. Mayers often helps her teammates with their classwork, as well.

Community

Last September, Mayers and her teammates answered phone calls in a fund-raising telethon hosted by CBS 17. It supported the Real Men Wear Pink national campaign, which raises awareness and money to fight breast cancer. They also participated in a Great Cancer Awareness Walk on campus.

Competition

Mayers has been one of the top defensive players in the CIAA over the last two seasons.

She finished the 2019 season ranked second in the conference in digs per set (4.37) and currently ranks sixth (3.81) this season with two regular season matches left.

Mayers is one of the key reasons why the Lady Falcons are better this season than in previous years. They will play in the CIAA volleyball tournament for the first time since 2016.

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