Adams Named CVU.com National Player of the Week
Sept. 25, 2012
TULSA, Okla. - A day after being named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week, senior libero Jessica Adams was named the CVU.com National Player of the Week after averaging 7.50 digs per set last week, the organization announced Tuesday.
It marks the third time that a Golden Hurricane player has earned this national accolade, as Julia Silva earned the award in 2007 and senior outside hitter Tyler Henderson was honored in 2010 after she tallied 45 kills in a match against SMU.
Adams, an Oklahoma City native, collected 75 digs over a three-match span to propel the Hurricane to a 3-0 record to begin conference play. Additionally, Adams was served to 53 times during the week and had a reception percentage of .981. Against SMU, Adams tied a career high with 31 digs as the Hurricane defeated the Mustangs 3-1. During the match, Adams recorded her 2,000th career dig to become the first player in school history to attain the mark.
Adams set a career high of eight assists while adding 21 digs in a sweep of Marshall, while she added 23 digs and four assists in a three set victory against East Carolina. Against the Pirates, her passing aided the Hurricane to hit .303 in the match.
"She is in an elite group for sure, not only in our school but in Conference USA history as she is climbing the charts for career digs," commented Head Coach Steven McRoberts. "It just shows that she has a solid career, and she has continued that during her senior year. We expect her to finish strong and to be the anchor of our defense, which is in the top 25 in the nation in digs per set, and she is a huge reason for that."
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 Sunday, September 30, in a 1 p.m. affair.
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