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Week 4 Volleyball Players of the Week Announced

(Source: Sun Belt Conference) (Source: Sun Belt Conference)

Volleyball Players of the Week (as selected by the head coaches)

WEEK 4 SUN BELT CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Iva Durdanovic (South Alabama, OH, Freshman)
Durdanovic recorded two double-doubles in three matches over the weekend at the Bulldog Invitational en route to all-tournament honors. She posted 15 kills and 11 digs, as well as three service aces, in a five-set win over McNeese to open the tournament Friday, and followed with 16 kills and 12 digs, along with a .448 hitting percentage, against BCU on Saturday. Durdanovic capped the weekend with a career-high 22 kills, eight digs and one block assist in Saturday’s contest against Georgia.

WEEK 4 SUN BELT CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Abby Baker (South Alabama, DS, RS-Junior)
Baker recorded 70 digs in 12 sets over the weekend for a 5.83 digs per set average in three matches at the Bulldog Invitational in Athens, Ga. She tied a career high with 34 digs in the Jags’ win over McNeese, and followed that performance with 13 digs in three sets in a win against Bethune-Cookman on Saturday, followed by 23 digs in a four-set loss to Georgia.

WEEK 4 SUN BELT CONFERENCE SETTER OF THE WEEK

Mallory Warrington (Arkansas State, S, Senior)
Senior setter Mallory Warrington put together another strong performance in a week that saw A-State go 2-2 with wins over Indiana and IUPUI with losses coming to Missouri State and Cleveland State. The Lake St. Louis, Mo., native handed out 177 assists (11.80 per set) in the four matches and also had 15 kills, 36 digs, six blocks, and a service ace. She dished out 46 assists and 45 assists, respectively, against Missouri State and Indiana before recording 50 against Cleveland State. She finished the weekend with 36 assists in the sweep versus IUPUI. She had 13 digs against Indiana for her team-best fifth double-double of the season.

WEEK 4 SUN BELT CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

Iva Durdanovic (South Alabama, OH, Freshman)
Durdanovic recorded two double-doubles in three matches over the weekend at the Bulldog Invitational en route to all-tournament honors. She posted 15 kills and 11 digs, as well as three service aces, in a five-set win over McNeese to open the tournament Friday, and followed with 16 kills and 12 digs, along with a .448 hitting percentage, against BCU on Saturday. Durdanovic capped the weekend with a career-high 22 kills, eight digs and one block assist in Saturday’s contest against Georgia.

PREVIOUS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
08.29 - Offensive: Emma Longley, Applachian State | Defensive: Markie Schaedig, Arkansas State
08.29 - Setter: Mallory Warrington, Arkansas State | Freshman: Emma Longley, Applachian State
09.05 - Offensive: Annayka Legros, Coastal Carolina | Defensive: Lauren Kirch, Texas State
09.05 - Setter: Mallory Warrington, Arkansas State | Freshman: Kenzie Fields, Arkansas State
09.12 - Offensive: Katie Bange, Georgia Southern | Defensive: Carolee Dillard, Little Rock
09.12 - Setter: Mallory Warrington, Arkansas State | Freshman: Emma Longley, Applachian State

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