Week #6 Winner


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Sam Houston State University
Head Coach - Brenda Gray



The AVCA is pleased to announce that the sixth Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week of the season has been awarded to the Sam Houston State University volleyball team. The Bearkats earned the honor after beating the other four semifinalists -Eastern Michigan University, the University of Minnesota Morris, Nixa High School and the University of Oklahoma- during a week-long voting period.

The award-winning play came during Sam Houston State's home match against Southland Conference foe Stephen F. Austin State University on October 6. The 41-second play is highlighted by the Bearkat's miraculous blocking coverage to win the final point of the match over the Ladyjacks. The rally began with a serve from the Bearkats that was given right back to them with a tip from the Ladyjacks. Sam Houston stepped up and saved the tip which was set up for an attack that was blocked by Stephen F. Austin. The block was covered by libero, Kaylee Hawkins, and set up for another attack that was also rejected by the Ladyjacks, but the Bearkats fought to cover and sent the ball right back over. After an out-of-bounds hit from Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston State went on to win the game point. The Bearkats went on to win the match in five sets.

The play, which can be viewed on the AVCA's YouTube channel by clicking here, will now join the upcoming weeks' finalists in becoming eligible for the Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Year, to be announced at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet on Friday, Dec. 17, at the AVCA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.

About Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week
For the second season in 2010, AVCA member schools will have the opportunity to submit up to three (3) plays per week to be voted on by coaches, players, fans and the general public for the chance to be named Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week. Deadline for video submission will be Tuesdays at 11:00 am (ET) for plays from the previous week (Monday-Sunday). The submitted plays for each week will be narrowed down to five, and those five will be posted to the AVCA Web site on Thursday to be voted on.  Voting will take place on the AVCA Web site and will run through the following Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. (ET). The Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week will then be announced via press release the following day. For more information on the Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week, visit the AVCA Web Site.

About Volleyball Market
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