SHERMAN, Texas - Austin College Athletics is excited to announce the Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Student-Athlete of the Week, an award highlighing our great student-athletes on and off the field of play each week. This week's honoree is 'Roo volleyball and softball player Mari Prazak.
Prazak, a freshman from Fort Worth, had an outstanding first year of collegiate volleyball, setting a new Austin College record for most digs in a season by a freshman. For the year, Prazak totaled 559 digs for an average of 4.62 digs-per-set. She ranked third in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in total digs, and fourth in digs-per-set. Prazak had at least 20 digs in 10 of the 32 matches in which she appeared. She also had 25 service aces on the year, and tallied 108 assists in 32 matches over the course of the 2018 campaign. She was also named the SCAC Defensive Player of the Week once during the year.
Prazak, who competed in high school at Colleyville Heritage, has now begun the transition to softball, where she'll play for first year head coach Kelly Sylvester. An outstanding athlete, Prazak is expected to make an immediate contribution on the diamond. During her high school career, she twice earned first team All-District honors, in addition to being named the District 8-5A Offensive MVP following her senior season.