Texas State’s Emily DeWalt’s 11 weekly honors are most in a single season by one player in Sun Belt history, breaking a tie with Arkansas State’s Mallory Warrington that she equaled last week.
A big match-up is coming up this weekend between Illinois State and UNI at Redbird Arena. Both teams will face Drake and Bradley, respectively, on Friday night before a 7 p.m. showdown on Saturday.
After beating Maryland and Nebraska last weekend, Illinois jumped BYU for the #2 spot in the latest NCAA volleyball RPI rankings.
Western Athletic Conference Week 11 action features nine matches, beginning with a non-conference outing for Chicago State at Drake. First place Cal Baptist faces Utah Valley and Grand Canyon on Friday and Saturday.
The top three continue to stand strong in the AVCA Top 25 poll, but Stanford is gaining ground on BYU in number of first place votes. Purdue and Missouri each moved up four spots, while Northern Iowa and Tennessee joined the rankings.
Familiar faces were named to the Big 12 weekly honors as Brooke Kanas (Texas Tech) and Shelly Fanning (Baylor) were selected as honorees for second and third time this season, respectively, while Brianna Kadiku (Oklahoma) earned her first.
Bridget Doherty (above) and the Dayton Flyers are currently the 35th-ranked team in RPI and sit 2nd in the Atlantic 10 Conference standings.
Missouri’s Andrea Fuentes earned her second straight Freshman of the Week nod alongside Auburn’s Tatum Shipes. Tennessee’s Tessa Grubbs was named Player of the Week, while the Vols’ Addisyn Rowe and Auburn’s Mica Allison also garnered weekly honors from the SEC.
Washington State’s Penny Tusa, Stanford’s Tami Alade and Oregon’s Brooke Nuneviller garnered Pac-12 Week 10 nods.