Golden Eagles sweep weekly OVC volleyball awards

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Some say the magic number is three. Well, three is a number the Tennessee Tech volleyball team is enjoying right now, because that is how many weekly OVC awards the team earned after downing both Murray State and UT Martin.

Tech swept the awards for the first time this season. Sophomore Leah Meffert started off by taking the Offensive Player of the Week award, while senior Jessica Asplund earned her first Defensive Player of the Week honor. Senior Kappy Lang recorded her fourth straight OVC Setter of the Week recognition, and fifth of the season.

"All these women deserve it," said head coach John Blair. "They played well this weekend and this just shows that the conference recognizes their hard work."

Meffert tallied 34 kills with a .306 hitting percentage as Tennessee Tech went 2-0 last week. She registered 23 kills with a .417 attack percentage against Murray State. Meffert followed that up with an 11-kill performance against UT Martin. She also chipped in with five blocks against the Racers and four blocks in the match against the Skyhawks.

Asplund recorded 14 blocks in Tennessee Tech's two victories last week. She helped the Golden Eagles reach double-digit blocks in each match. Against Murray State, Asplund had six blocks, and followed that up with eight in the UT Martin contest.

Lang dished out 93 assists last week, including 42 in the win over Murray State. In the victory over UT Martin, she tallied 41 assists. She also picked up her 13th double-double of the season against the Racers.