Two Bobcats Receive Recognition In The Sunbelt Conference

TXST finished the campaign with nine weekly award winners, which ranked second in the Sun Belt and was one shy of matching last year’s school-record mark of 10 honorees.

NEW ORLEANS – Erin Hoppe and Tyeranee Scott were both lauded as Sun Belt Conference players of the week, the league announced Monday afternoon.

Hoppe, a senior from McKinney, Texas, earned her second-straight SBC Setter of the Week accolade. Scott, a middle blocker from Houston, was selected for the second time this season as the SBC Freshman of the Week.

The duo helped lead Texas State to a perfect 3-0 week that included a come-from-behind road win at UTA and a pair of home sweeps over Louisiana and ULM. The Bobcats (23-8, 14-2 SBC) clinched the Sun Belt West Division title and will be the No. 2 seed in the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Championship. TXST will open play in the league tournament in the semifinals at 5 p.m. Nov. 18. Arkansas State will serve as hosts for the event, which is set to run Nov. 16-19 inside Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Hoppe had a league-high 12.64 assists per set this past week. She tallied 47 against UTA before registering 48 and 44, respectively, in sweeps over UL and ULM. Her total against the Ragin’ Cajuns was the most by any SBC setter in a three-set match since 2013. She also finished the regular season as the SBC’s assist leader at 11.46.

The Sun Belt Preseason Setter of the Year picked up her fourth weekly plaudit, and she is the only player in the conference to win the setter of the week award at least three times in 2017. The laurel is the sixth of her career.

Scott tallied a team-best 24 kills at 4.00 kills per set in the weekend bouts. She tied her career high with 12 kills each against both the Ragin’ Cajuns and Warhawks. Overall, she totaled 28 kills on a team-high .453 hitting percentage, while adding five digs and three blocks. She ended the regular season as the league leader in attack percentage (.384).

TXST finished the campaign with nine weekly award winners, which ranked second in the Sun Belt and was one shy of matching last year’s school-record mark of 10 honorees. Other award winners this season include junior Madison Daigle (Defensive, Sept. 11), sophomore Amy Pflughaupt (Offensive, Oct. 9) and sophomore Micah Dinwiddie (Defensive, Oct. 23).

 

SBC VOLLEYBALL SETTER OF THE WEEK

Texas State senior Erin Hoppe – McKinney, Texas

 

SBC VOLLEYBALL FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

Texas State middle blocker Tyeranee Scott – Houston, Texas

 

SBC VOLLEYBALL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Coastal Carolina senior outside hitter Leah Hardeman – Clarkston, Ga.

 

SBC VOLLEYBALL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Coastal Carolina junior defensive specialist Sydney Alvis – Maidans, Va.


 

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