Tiger Duo Sweeps SCAC Volleyball Player of the Week Honors

Tiger Duo Sweeps SCAC Volleyball Player of the Week Honors

San Antonio - Trinity junior outside hitters Avery Tuggle and Annie Rose Leggett were named the respective Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Volleyball Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week.

The two Trinity standouts were instrumental in ninth-ranked Trinity's 5-0 record last week in conference matchups. The Tigers started the week with a 3-0 win over Schreiner (TX) University in Kerrville, Texas. Trinity then traveled to Sherman, Texas, for the SCAC Cross Divisional, highlighted by a 3-0 victory over sixth-ranked Colorado College. The Tigers also defeated the University of Dallas (TX) and Centenary (LA) College by scores of 3-0, and beat Southwestern (TX) University 3-1.

Tuggle earned SCAC Offensive Player of the Week accolades for the third time this season. She posted four double-doubles over the week, while chalking up 57 kills (3.56/set) and 71 digs (4.44/set). Tuggle racked up 14 kills against Dallas, while hitting. 700. She registered 18 digs in the finale with Southwestern. In the five matches, Tuggle amassed a .314 hitting percentage.

This season, Tuggle leads the team with 370 kills (3.16/set) and is third with 381 digs (3.26/set).

Leggett and her teammates held Colorado College to a .076 hitting percentage, the lowest percentage by the Colorado Tigers in three years. In the course of the week, Trinity's opponents were limited to a combined .096 hitting percentage.

Leggett began the week with double-doubles in the matches with Schreiner and Colorado College. She accounted for 61 digs (3.81/set) for the week, along with 52 kills (3.25/set) and 12 blocks. Leggett hit .500 against Schreiner, with 15 kills and 17 digs in her column. She also made 17 digs in the match with Centenary.

Leggett leads the team with 436 digs (3.73/set) and is second in kills with 300 (3.56/set) to her credit.

Led by Head Coach Julie Jenkins, the Tigers have now won 15 matches in a row and stand at 29-4 on the season. Trinity secured the top-seeded position in the SCAC Tournament with a 17-1 record, winning a tiebreaker with Colorado College.

The Tigers conclude their regular-season home schedule this weekend by hosting Hardin-Simmons (TX) University on Friday, and East Texas Baptist University on Saturday. The SCAC Tournament is slated for November 8-10 at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas.