Big South Announces Volleyball Players of the Week

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Liberty setter Jade Craycraft (Wooster, Ohio) has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Volleyball Player of the Week, while UNC Asheville setter Katie Davis (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) is the CRONS Brand Freshman of the Week for matches played Oct. 15-21.  In addition, UNC Asheville's Rachel Wells (Statesville, N.C.) earned Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Craycraft played an integral part in Liberty's 2-0 week.  The junior averaged 12.17 sets per set and totaled 73 assists for the week.  She also recorded eight kills, 23 digs and eight blocks.  In the Flames' 3-0 win against Presbyterian, she posted four kills, 32 assists, eight digs and four blocks.  Craycraft then recorded another four kills, 41 assists, 15 digs and four blocks in the 3-0 sweep of Winthrop.

Davis' solid performance helped UNC Asheville to a 2-0 week.  She totaled 91 assists on the week and averaged 10.11 assists per set.  She also recorded nine kills, 25 digs and four blocks last week.  In the 3-1 win against Charleston Southern, she posted three kills, 43 assists, 11 digs and two blocks.  Davis recorded another six kills, 48 assists, 14 digs and two blocks in the 3-2 win against league-leading Coastal Carolina.  This is Davis' second nod for Freshman of the Week.

Wells anchored UNC Asheville's back row last week.  She recorded 58 digs and averaged 6.44 digs per set.  In the win against Charleston Southern, she posted a career-high 35 digs.  Wells then tallied another 23 digs versus Coastal Carolina.

Also nominated for volleyball Player of the Week for Week 9: Kayla Klinger (Charleston Southern), Courtney Johnk (High Point), Rachel Hall (Presbyterian), Jesse Miedema (Radford), Anna Moore (UNC Asheville) and Jennica Mullins (Winthrop).

Also nominated for volleyball Freshman of the Week for Week 9: Meredith Parrott (Charleston Southern), Annemarie Chin (High Point), Caroline Douglas (Liberty), Cheyanne James (Radford) and Rachel Lenz (Winthrop).

Also nominated for volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for Week 9: Annemarie Chin (High Point), Loren Thomas (Liberty), Katelyn Meeks (Radford) and Jennica Mullins (Winthrop).

2012 Players of the Week
Aug. 27 - Stephanie Palmer, Winthrop
Sept. 4 - Loren Thomas, Liberty
Sept. 10 - Chelsea Davis, High Point
Sept. 17 - Courtney Johnk, High Point
Sept. 24 - Chelsea Davis, High Point
Oct. 1 - Gabriella Horvath, Coastal Carolina
Oct. 8 - Presley Mabrey, Presbyterian College
Oct. 15 - Kindra Bailey, Coastal Carolina
Oct. 22 - Jade Craycraft, Liberty 

2012 Defensive Players of the Week
Aug. 27 - Lindsey Coats, Campbell
Sept. 4 - Gabrielle Shipe, Liberty
Sept. 10 - Annemarie Chin, High Point
Sept. 17 - Jessica Mullins, Winthrop & Katelyn Meeks (Radford)
Sept. 24 - Mallorie Cubillos, Campbell
Oct. 1 - Tyler Cockrell, Gardner-Webb
Oct. 8 - Katelyn Meeks, Radford
Oct. 15 - Gabrielle Shipe, Liberty
Oct. 22 - Rachel Wells, UNC Asheville

2012 Freshmen of the Week
Aug. 27 - Caroline Douglas, Liberty
Sept. 4 - Amy Zimmer, Winthrop
Sept. 10 - Katie Davis, UNC Asheville
Sept. 17 - Rachel Lenz, Winthrop
Sept. 24 - Annemarie Chin, High Point
Oct. 1 - Caroline Douglas, Liberty
Oct. 8 - Meredith Parrott, Charleston Southern
Oct. 15 - Monica Johnson, Liberty
Oct. 22 - Katie Davis, UNC Asheville