Sept. 8, 2008
IRVING, Texas -
Conference USA Player of the Week honors went to Kelsey King of Houston, Tulsa's Hannah Stout and Christine Bach of Memphis for matches through Sept. 7. King was named the league's Setter of the Week after averaging 10.50 assists per set, while Hannah garnered Offensive Player of the Week accolades after Tulsa captured its second-straight tournament title this season. Defensive Player of the Week merits went to Bach. Bach established a program-record 37 digs in a five-set contest versus IUPUI.
SETTER OF THE WEEK
KELSEY KING, HOUSTON
5-9, Sr., S, San Antonio, Texas
King averaged 10.50 assists per set over the weekend to lead the Cougars at the New Mexico State Tournament. She also contributed two service aces and tallied 36 digs. King boasts a team-high 253 assists on the season and has 53 digs, the second highest total on the team. The senior ranks fourth in C-USA in assists per set with 10.12.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
HANNAH STOUT, TULSA
6-3, So., MH, Bloomington, Ill.
After leading Tulsa to its second-straight tournament title this season, Stout was named MVP of the ORU Classic. For the weekend, the sophomore tallied 30 kills in three matches, an average of 2.5 kills per set and recorded a .421 hitting percentage. She committed only six attack errors and totaled nine blocks (1 solo, 8 assists) and five assists.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
2008 C-USA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
CHRISTINE BACH, MEMPHIS
5-9, So., S/L, Dresden, Germany
Bach hustled for a program-record 37 digs in a five-set contest versus IUPUI. That figure also ranks as the seventh best in C-USA history. She finished the weekend with 91 digs in 18 sets (5.06 DPG) to lead the Memphis defense that held opponents to a .124 attacking clip. She opened the weekend strong, falling just one dig shy of the 30-dig mark with a 29-dig outing in a 3-1 win over Iona. Bach, who is now the owner of the program's top two backrow performances, is just the second Tiger volleyball player to post multiple 30-dig outings.
Setter: Elizabeth Fleming, Marshall
Offensive: Emily Sullivan, Marshall
Defensive: Tracey Lam, Rice