Conference USA announced its 2018 volleyball all-conference teams on Wednesday with 11 of 13 programs represented across first, second and all-freshman teams.
Four Lady Toppers finished with double-digit kills as WKU Volleyball spoiled UAB’s Senior Night with a four-set win Thursday evening in Birmingham. The Lady Toppers now sit in a four-way tie for second place in Conference USA play.
WKU’s Rachel Anderson and Taylor Bebout were honored with their second Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week and Setter of the Week awards of the season, respectively. Rice’s Lee Ann Cunningham and Charlotte’s Tyra Galloway were also honored.
WKU senior Rachel Anderson became just the third player in Lady Topper Volleyball history to record 400 career blocks on Friday night as the Lady Toppers fell to UAB in four sets.
Nebraska’s Melissa Foecke is one of 30 players who have been nominated for the senior CLASS award.
With 20-kill outings from both Rachel Anderson and Lauren Matthews, WKU volleyball improved to 2-0 in Conference USA action with a five-set victory over Charlotte on Sunday, claiming the program’s 57th-straight home conference victory.
Western Kentucky defeated Middle Tennessee State via sweep on Friday night, but that was only part of the story. It was part homecoming, part celebration of life and accomplishments and all love for a coach who has spent his whole career on the sidelines in Bowling Green, Travis Hudson, who recorded his 600th career win.
Western Kentucky won its second straight tournament title, finishing 2-1 thanks to a five-set win over Northern Illinois on Saturday. Meanwhile, #18 Washington State suffered its first loss of the season, falling to ETSU in five sets.
No. 18 Washington State moved to 9-0 and ended the nation’s longest home win streak in the process, topping Northern Illinois and host Western Kentucky at the WKU Tournament on Friday.
WKU picked up its season’s first pair of Conference USA Weekly honors with Rachel Anderson claiming Offensive Player of the Week and Katie Isenbarger earning Freshman of the Week. FAU’s Ivone Martinez and UAB’s Victoria Young were also honored.