Northern Arizona’s Jordan Anderson surpassed the 1,000-career digs threshold, logging 19 in Saturday’s 5-set loss to Cal State Northridge in Lumberjack Classic action. The 5-6 libero is the 14th player in program history to reach the milestone and now ranks 14th all-time with 1,011 digs.
With her ninth dig today, @jordanriri1 becomes the 14th player in program history to record 1,000 career digs – and first since @laurenmjacobsen in 2016. Congratulations #⃣1⃣1⃣!#NAUStrong ⚒️🌲💪 #BigSkyVB pic.twitter.com/n3Q9adltNJ
— NAU Volleyball (@NAUVolleyball) September 8, 2018
Anderson posted 9 digs and 8 assists in the Lumberjacks’ history-making upset of 7th-ranked Florida Friday night, and opened the tournament with 11 digs in their sweep of Southern Illinois Friday morning setting the table for her milestone effort on Saturday.
Through 10 matches of her senior season, Anderson has registered 189 digs. She notched a team-best 299 as a junior, 387 as a sophomore and 136 as a freshman. Anderson has played in 95 career matches for Northern Arizona.
Anderson pulled up a career-high 36 digs against Utah Valley State on Aug. 25, 2018. The Phoenix, Arizona, native has led the Lumberjacks in digs in 5 of 10 matches played this year.
Kelli Dallmann (2009-12) ranks 13th with 1,013 digs on Northern Arizona’s all-time list. Anna Gott (2009-12) owns the school record with 1,891 in her career. Anderson is the first Lumberjack to join the 1000-dig club since 2016, when Lauren Jacobsen (2014-16; 1,090 digs) accomplished the feat.
Northern Arizona, which was selected to finish second in the 2018 Big Sky Preseason Coaches’ Poll with 87 points and 2 first place votes, is off to a 7-2 start to the season.
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