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.