Courtesy: Wichita State
VB: Church Named MVC Defensive Player of the Week
Courtesy:Wichita State
Release:08/27/2012
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WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita State volleyball student-athlete Jackie Church has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player-of-the-Week for the week of Aug. 20-26.

Church, a senior libero from Fairway, Kan., helped the Shockers to a 2-1 record over the weekend at the NIU Invitational and earned all-tournament team honors.

She averaged 4.83 digs, 0.33 service aces, 1.25 assists and 0.17 kills per set.  She also had just one reception error in a team-high 88 total attempts on the weekend. 

In the opener against eventual tournament champion New Mexico State, Church had a match-high 15 digs along with one kill, five assists and a service ace.  Against tournament host Northern Illinois, Church posted a career-high and match-high 31 digs and also had four assists and two service aces.  In the final match against North Dakota State, she had 12 digs, one kill, one service ace and a career-high six assists.

It is the first Defensive Player-of-the-Week honor of her career.

Church and the Shockers are next in action in the Shocker Volleyball Classic Aug. 30-Sept. 2 inside Charles Koch Arena.  WSU takes on Colorado State at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 30.

-Wichita State-

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