ATLANTA- For the past few weeks we have honored and highlighted this year’s senior class. The last senior spotlight is on Morgan Hash.
Morgan Hash is an outside hitter from Franklin, Ind. She was a four-year letterwinner at Franklin Community High School. She notched over 1,000 kills in her high school career. Hash earned all-conference, all-county honorable mention, and academic all-state honors in her senior season.
Hash appeared in 19 of 40 matches her first season as a Panther. She earned 61 kills on the season and over 1.5 kills per set. She totaled double-digit kill numbers twice including against rival Georgia Southern on Nov. 12.
In her sophomore campaign, Hash saw action in every game. She notched 204 kills best for third most kills on the team. She was one of two Panthers to record triple digits in kills and digs. Once again she performed well against Georgia Southern on Nov. 11. In that match she recorded her career high 23 kills and led the Panthers to victory.
Hash battled injury during her third season at GSU, but she still made 11 starts. She finished the season with 136 kills, third most on the Panthers squad. In the home stretch of the season, she proved to be beneficial as a defensive player as well. She notched three blocks in both of the season’s final two matches.
“Morgan is a go to player for our team,” said head coach Sally Polhamus. “She has the ability to take over a game both physically and emotionally.”
In the classroom Hash has earned several honors for her hard work and dedication. In the Fall 0f 2017, Spring of 2017, and the Spring of 2018 she was named to the President’s List.. In 2018 her 4.15 GPA in public health helped place Hash on the CoSIDA Academic All-American Second Team. This honor recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. She was the third Panther volleyball player to receive Academic All-American honors.
In her last season wearing a GSU uniform Hash wants to be seen as a reliable and effective hitter, but more importantly she wants to be known as a key supporter and encourager to all her teammates. Upon graduation she plans to go to PA school.
“My time at GSU has been amazing. I have seen my teammates and myself grow into inspiring young adults. I cannot thank Sally Polhamus, Amanda Hawkins, and all the coaches, professors, and administrators enough for making these past four years some of the best,” remarked Hash.