Adams Earns Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week Honor
Sept. 24, 2012
Irving, Texas - Senior libero Jessica Adams was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week for the 12th time during her career, the league office announced Monday.
For Adams, the Tulsa career digs leader with 2,065, this marks the third time she has the won the award.
Adams recorded her 2,000th kill against SMU on Wednesday as the 2011 C-USA Libero of the Year tallied 31 digs against the Mustangs in a 3-1 victory. She followed up the performance with a 21-dig performance in a sweep of Marshall where she recorded a career high eight assists. Adams rounded out the weekend with 23 digs and four assists against East Carolina as the Hurricane swept the Pirates.
During the three game stretch, Adams averaged 7.50 digs, 1.20 assists and 0.30 service aces per set. Additionally, the Hurricane as a whole hit .259, in part to the passing of Adams.
"Jessica is off to a tremendous start," commented Head Coach Steven McRoberts. "She's doing great job with her positioning. I think she does a really good job of watching film and understanding what hitters are going to do, and listening to Ronaldo (Pacheco) on positioning and where she needs to be. She's taking advantage of it, and doing a good job of anticipating. She's not only digging, but she's putting the ball in spots where we can run our hitters and we can attack the ball back. I'm really proud of her. Of course this week, she got her 2,000th dig, and boy, she's just really taken off since then and continued to tear it up from a digging perspective."
After a six-game home stand, the Hurricane will head to Houston, Texas for a pair of matches. TU will face Houston on Friday, September 28, at 7 p.m. before taking on Rice on Sunday, September 30, in a 1 p.m. affair.
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