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Douglass Named Big 12 Offensive Player Of The Week


Lauren Douglass (No. 10 above) is the first Red Raider to be named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week since the award's inception.

Sept. 1, 2014

IRVING, Texas -- Texas Tech redshirt sophomore Lauren Douglass has been named the Big 12 Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced today.

 

Douglass was named MVP of the Titan Classic in her debut as a Red Raider and first weekend of NCAA competition, leading Tech to the tournament title. She recorded double-digit kills in each of the three matches, ranking sixth in the Big 12 with 35 overall kills, but second in the Conference in hitting percentage, at an impressive .544.

 

She also averaged 1.64 blocks in TTU's opening weekend. She recorded double-digit kills in each of the Red Raiders' wins, hitting over .600 in two of the matches.

 

Douglass becomes the first Red Raider to win the award since its inception, in 2007. The Red Raiders claimed 11 Player of the Week honors from 1996-2006.

 

"Lauren's hard work over the last year has paid off," Texas Tech head coach Don Flora said. "This is not only a sign of our team's development, but also a sign of Lauren just being focused on the tasks involved with being a quality middle blocker. This is great for our program."

 

The 3-0 Red Raiders travel to Edinburg, Texas, this weekend for the UTPA Tournament. Tech will play a doubleheader on Sept. 5, facing Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 11:30 a.m., before taking on Texas-Pan American at 7 p.m. The Red Raiders will wrap up their weekend against Lamar, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m.

 


 

 

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