RUSSELLVILLE — The Great American Conference has announced the league’s Offensive Player, Defensive Player and Setter of the Week for the fifth week of the volleyball season.
Southwestern Oklahoma State’s Joey Collins earned the Offensive honor; Arkansas-Monticello’s Gabriella Jandotti won the Defensive award and Harding’s Taryn Eubank garnered the Setter accolade.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Joey Collins, Southwestern Oklahoma State, Jr., OH, Frisco, Texas
Collins reached double figures in kills during all three matches as the Bulldogs won two of three last week. The junior outside hitter notched a career-best and a SWOSU record for a four-set match with 22 kills in a 3-1 win at Southern Arkansas. For the week, she averaged 4.7 kills and 2.6 digs per set.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Gabriella Jandotti, Arkansas-Monticello, Jr., MH, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jandotti broke her own GAC record with 10 block solos in a five-set victory against Northwestern Oklahoma State. She averaged 1.43 blocks per set as the Cotton Blossoms picked up league wins over NWOSU and Henderson State in a 2-1 week.
SETTER OF THE WEEK – Taryn Eubank, Harding, Jr., Pampa, Texas
Eubank helped Harding remain unbeaten in GAC play by contributing 93 assists (10.3/set) in a 3-0 week for the Lady Bisons. She also added 21 digs and 11 kills as HU downed Lyon, East Central, and Southeastern Oklahoma.
- Logan Tolbert, MH, Fr., Southern Arkansas (.309 hitting %, 2.6 kills per set in 2-2 week)
- Alyssa Short, MB, Sr., Harding (.444 hitting %, 2.11 kills/set in 3-0 week)
- Tori Bozzo, OH, Sr., Arkansas-Monticello (3.29 kills/set, .276 hitting % in 2-1 week)
- Noelle Cope, OH, Sr., East Central (2.9 kills/set, .246 hitting % in 1-2 week)
- Emily Gentle, OH, Jr., Southeastern Oklahoma State (3.17 kills/set, 43 digs in 1-2 week)
- Kelsi Bodine, M/OH, Sr., Ouachita Baptist (2.8 kills/set, .240 hitting % in three matches)
- Kaila Lancaster, L, Soph., Southwestern Oklahoma State (4.67 digs/set in 2-1 week)
- Lauren Woods, L, Sr., Southern Arkansas (5.19 digs/set in 2-2 week)
- Liz Savage, MB, Jr., Harding (1.67 blocks/set in 3-0 week)
- Ashley Williams, MB, East Central (10 total blocks in 1-2 week)
- Gabby Clark, S, Sr., Southern Arkansas (9.06 assists/set and 39 digs in 2-2 week)
- Amy Bazemore, S, Sr., Arkansas-Monticello (7.11 assists/set and 20 digs in 2-1 week)
- Jessica Wilkinson, S, Sr., East Central (4.7 assists/per set, 25 digs in 1-2 week)
- Tara Wait, S, Jr., Ouachita Baptist (9.7 assists/set, 43 assists in loss to Texas Southern)