Emory sophomore middle Finn Wilkins was a dominating defensive presence in helping the Emory volleyball squad to a first-place effort at the UAA Championships.
The 6-foot-2 Wilkins led all players at the Championships with a 1.67 blocks-per-set average, helping the Eagles limit the opposition to a .152 hitting percentage over three matches.
Wilkins paced the club in total blocks in all three contests, starting with three blocks assists in a sweep of Brandeis in the quarterfinals. She followed that performance with a match-leading five total blocks (0-5), while chipping in a pair of service aces, in a 3-0 outcome over Carnegie Mellon in the semifinals. In the title showdown against No. 10 Chicago, Wilkins helped Emory to a 12-1 bulge in blocks by producing a match-high seven (1-6), her 12th outing of three or more blocks this season.
So far this year, Finn leads the team and is third among UAA players in blocks average (1.07 bps).