By RU Sports Information Tuesday, September 18 2012 00:00
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Katelyn Meeks (Richmond, Va. / Mills Godwin) has been named Big South Co-Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. It is the third career honor for the defensive specialist after picking up the same accolade in her freshman and junior campaigns.
After a 14-dig outing against James Madison, Meeks contributed 15 digs, two assists and one ace in a 3-0 decision over George Mason in the first match of the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West Penn Invitational. In the matchup with BIG EAST member Rutgers, the senior charted 22 digs to go along with one ace.
Saving her best performance for the last match of the week against tournament host Penn, the Richmond, Va. native erupted for a season-high 27 digs, three assists and one ace. For the week, Meeks totaled 78 digs, eight assists and three aces.
As for her ascent to the top of the career digs chart, Meeks is now only 54 shy of second place with 1,246 digs – Rachel Newton is currently in second with 1,300 and first place is held by Lauren Clary with 1,378.
Meeks and the rest of the Highlanders will be opening Big South play against in-state rival Liberty on Friday. The highly anticipated rematch of last season's Big South Tournament championship game is slated for 7:00 p.m. inside the Vines Center.
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