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Volleyball's Adams Named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week

Freshman Jessica Adams was named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season.
Freshman Jessica Adams was named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season.
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Oct. 19, 2009

TULSA, Okla. - The University of Tulsa volleyball freshman libero Jessica Adams earned her third Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week honor, following two huge matches in which she totaled 39 digs in six sets, the league office announced Monday.

In two matches last weekend, Adams tallied 39 digs in six sets for a 6.50 dig-per-set average, and added a service ace in home sweeps of Memphis and UAB. Adams averages 5.05 digs per set this season, which ranks 27th in the NCAA.

"She is improving every week, and she continues to play solid for us," Tulsa Head Coach Ed Allen said. "She is providing great leadership running the back court for us. We're excited about where she is going to be for us in November when it really matters."

In each match, Adams had 10 digs by the end of the first set. Against UAB on Sunday, she tallied 22 digs (7.33 per set) and served up an ace, and on Friday against Memphis, she recorded 17 digs (5.67 per set).

The Golden Hurricane returns to the court Tuesday when it plays host to cross-town rival Oral Roberts at 7 p.m. Next weekend, Tulsa plays host to Houston (Friday, 7 p.m.) and Rice (Sunday, 1 p.m.). The Sunday match against Rice is TU's Dig Pink match to support breast cancer research and awareness, and will be televised by CBS College Sports.

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