ASU's Megan Baska named Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week

JONESBORO, Ark. ( – Arkansas State senior libero Megan Baska was named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week for her performance over the weekend against Texas State and UT Arlington the league announced Monday.

This is Baska's 11th career Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week award, which is the SBC record for career DPOW awards.

Baska, a senior from Overland Park, Kan., totaled 43 digs during the two matches for a 4.30 digs per set average.  Against Texas State, she recorded 22 digs for a 4.40 digs per set average and followed that performance up with 21 digs for a 4.20 digs per set average against UT Arlington.

For the season, Baska has 371 digs for a 4.47 digs per set average, which ranks second in the Sun Belt Conference.  Her season high came against Memphis Sept. 17 when she recorded 29 digs in the 3-1 A-State victory.

Baska ranks second on the all-time career digs list at Arkansas State with 1,938 digs and a 4.53 digs per set average.  She is 62 digs shy of becoming only the second player in Arkansas State history to record 2,000 digs.

The Red Wolves return to the court Friday, Oct. 18 at home in the Convocation Center against ULM.  The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.