CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) - High Point outside hitter Chelsea Davis (Yadkinville, N.C.) has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Volleyball Player of the Week, while UNC Asheville setter Katie Davis (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) was tabbed Freshman of the Week for matches played Sept. 3- 9. In addition, High Point libero Annemarie Chin (Tallahassee, Fla.) picked up Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Chelsea Davis played a key role in leading High Point to a 3-1 week as she tallied 63 kills, a .202 hitting average, 49 digs and 9 blocks. In High Point's 3-2 victory over UNC Greensboro Tuesday, she put away the match point and posted a career-high 23 digs.
Over the weekend, she aided the Panthers' in victories over George Mason and Virginia Tech at the High Point University Classic. Davis was named to the All-Tournament team, as she recorded a career-high 22 kills against George Mason and hit .345 against the Hokies.
Katie Davis had an outstanding performance for UNC Asheville last week. She led the Bulldogs to a 3-1 record, posting 152 assists, 11 kills, 35 digs and 9 blocks. Davis recorded a career-high 53 assists in Tuesday's victory over Western Carolina then topped it with 58 assists in the win over UNC Greensboro on Friday.
Chin secured High Point's back row, aiding the Panthers to a 3-1 week that included a home win over UNC Greensboro and tournament wins against George Mason and Virginia Tech. She averaged 4.28 digs per set for the week. Over the weekend, Chin was named the MVP of the High Point University Classic. She had a career-high 23 digs in the win over Virginia Tech and tallied second-best 22 digs in the victory over George Mason.
Also nominated for volleyball Player of the Week for Week 1: Heather Wilson (Campbell), Kayla Klinger (Charleston Southern), Tyler Cockrell (Gardner-Webb), Caroline Douglas (Liberty), Emma Deininger (Radford) and Holly Shelton (UNC Asheville).
Also nominated for volleyball Freshman of the Week for Week 1: Sam Zuber (Campbell), Anna Pashkova (Gardner-Webb), Annemarie Chin (High Point) and Caroline Douglas (Liberty).
Also nominated for volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for Week 1: Mallorie Cubillos (Campbell), Loren Thomas (Liberty) and Yacine Meyer (Radford).
2012 Players of the Week
Aug. 27 - Stephanie Palmer, Winthrop
Sept. 4 - Loren Thomas, Liberty
Sept. 10 - Chelsea Davis, High Point
2012 Defensive Players of the Week
Aug. 27 - Lindsey Coats, Campbell
Sept. 4 - Gabrielle Shipe, Liberty
Sept. 10 - Annemarie Chin, High Point
2012 Freshmen of the Week
Aug. 27 - Caroline Douglas, Liberty
Sept. 4 - Amy Zimmer, Winthrop
Sept. 10 - Katie Davis, UNC Asheville