2018 – Volleyball
Washington High School
West Virginia University
- Team captain and four-year starter for the West Virginia
University volleyball team from 1982-85.
- Miss Merkle was a PIAA triple-jump champion as a senior at Wash High in 1982. She also won the WPIAL championships that year in the 100-yard hurdles, 300-yard hurdles and the triple jump. She is one of seven females at the school to win Individual gold medals at the PIAA Championships.
- She is tied for the WVU record for sets played at 142 in 1983 and is in the Top 10 in some single-season records, including seventh with a .318 hitting percentage in 1984, first in blocked shots with 73 in 1984 and fifth with 54 in 1983, and second in total blocks with 185 in 1985 and fifth in blocks per set with1.41 in 1985.
- In Miss Merkle’s career, she ranks seventh in hitting percentage at .252, second in blocked shots (solos) with 186, fourth in blocks per set with 11.4, fourth in total blocks with 448 and sixth in block assists with 262.
- She was All-Atlantic 10 Conference 2nd team in both 1984 and 1985