Bowman earns SBC Defensive player of the week honors

JONESBORO, AR - Arkansas State senior libero Heather Bowman was named Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week Monday, as voted on by the league's 13 head coaches.

Bowman earned her third straight all-tournament honor last weekend at the UT-Arlington Hilton Invitational.  She was named "Libero of the Tournament" and tallied a team-high 94 digs on the weekend, averaging

6.27 digs per set.

She surpassed her career-high for a third time this season with 35 digs against UT-Arlington Friday night.  Bowman led the Red Wolves in all four matches on the weekend, posting 31 digs against Texas Christian and 14 digs against both Texas Southern and Tulsa.  She also added five assists and four service aces on the weekend.

Bowman continues to lead the league with her 286 total digs and has helped Red Wolves top the conference in the same statistical category.

Behind Bowman's 5.96 digs per set, the Red Wolves have registered 783 digs so far this season, for their conference-best 15.66 per set average.

Bowman and the Red Wolves will begin Sun Belt Conference play Thursday, Sept. 24 when they travel to New Orleans for a 7:00 p.m.

contest against the Lady Privateers.