Conference USA announced its 2018 volleyball all-conference teams on Wednesday with 11 of 13 programs represented across first, second and all-freshman teams.
A pair of Golden Eagle seniors claimed C-USA weekly honors as Kylie Grandy was elected as Offensive Player of the Week and Sarah Bell took home Defensive Player of the Week. Ivone Martinez of Florida Atlantic boasted her fourth Setter of the Week selection and Rice newcomer Anota Adekunle received her first Freshman of the Week honor.
Six players joined the 1,000 kill club and six more registered their 1,000th dig on Week 6. Five players are approaching the even more elite 1,000-kill, 1,000-dig club.
Purdue went the distance with South Alabama rallying for the five-set win to wrap up the tournament title and remain among the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday.
Florida State embraced its home opener at Tully Gym and got back on track with a standout offensive effort in a sweep of VCU to open the Florida A&M/FSU Volleyball Invitational. Meanwhile, Southern Miss swept Florida A&M across town.
Week 2 of the NCAA saw two more players join the 1,000/1,000 club. In addition, 10 players reached the 1,000 kill club and eight surpassed 1,000 career digs.
Although they are sure to get some more company over the coming weeks, there are just six active players in the 1,000-kill/1,000 dig club with the two newest members joining the party last weekend.
Southern Miss has earned a class of 2019 commitment from outside hitter Liana Guillemaud.
Class of 2019 middle blocker Kess Krutsinger has committed to Southern Miss.
Southern Miss is tacking on a highly-awarded junior college transfer for both indoor and beach.