By: Aubrie Laufenberg
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –Denver senior Becca Latham and Oral Robert junior Bri Greenlee have earned The Summit League's Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. The duo helped their respective teams to a perfect weekend on the road in league competition.
Latham led the Pioneers on the offensive end recording double-digit kills in each of her matches this weekend. She tallied a total of 24 kills, a 3.43 kills per set average and a .266 hitting percentage in the two victories.
Greenlee's blocking in both matches helped the Golden Eagles to victories over Purdue Fort Wayne and Western Illinois. It was only her third-ever match in the middle blocker position in which she ended the weekend with 13 total blocks against the Mastodons and 11 against the Leathernecks.
Becca Latham, Denver
Senior | OH | Austin, Texas
- Earned her fourth career offensive player of the week award
- Hammered down 12 kills and a .379 hitting percentage in the 3-0 win over South Dakota
- Ranks second in the league in hitting percentage (.352) and fourth in kills per set (3.33)
Also nominated: Madelyn Wurster (Purdue Fort Wayne), Melanie Paternaude (Western Illinois), Ashley Brueggeman (North Dakota), Inka Inkret (Oral Roberts), Taylor Wilson (South Dakota), Allie Mauch (North Dakota State), Sydney Case (Omaha)
Bri Greenlee, Oral Roberts
Junior | RS | Knoxville, Tenn.
- Received her first career weekly accolade
- Recorded a career-best four solo blocks against Western Illinois, which ties for the NCAA lead in a four-set match
- Currently the only player in the NCAA to post at least 11 blocks in multiple four-set matches this season
Also nominated: Macy Carrabine (Denver), Nicole Rightnowar (Purdue Fort Wayne), Claire Grove (Western Illinois), Taliyah Flores (North Dakota), Emily Halverson (North Dakota State), Anne Rasmussen (South Dakota)
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Purdue Fort Wayne (Purdue University Fort Wayne), the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 12 NCAA Champions along with over 100 Academic All-Americans, nearly 125 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.