ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum College swept this week's
South Atlantic Conference Volleyball awards. Sophomore outside
hitter Katie Luebke was named the SAC Player of
the Week, while rookie libero Erika Garcia
garnered SAC Specialist of the Week accolades.
Luebke, a native of Bellefontaine, Ohio, earns this honor for the second time this season. The 2007 All-SAC selection averaged 4.43 kills and 2.71 digs per set as Tusculum posted a perfect 4-0 record. She also tallied a team-best .336 hitting percentage during the four-match span, while also tallying five service aces.
Luebke accounted for 25 kills and eight digs in Tusculum's 3-1 SAC win at Lincoln Memorial. She followed that with back-to-back double-double performances at the Virginia Intermont quad-match. In TC's 3-0 victory over Milligan, she posted 16 kills and 11 digs and a .379 hitting percentage. The Bellefontaine High School graduate added a dozen kills and 16 digs in a four-set triumph over Meredith College. She ended the week strong with a .412 attack percentage in a 3-0 victory over Virginia Intermont. In that match, Luebke finished with nine kills and three digs.
Garcia, a freshman from Dayton, Ohio, becomes the third different Pioneer this year to be named SAC Specialist of the Week (Heather LeMay, Peyton Colclough). Garcia averaged 5.29 digs per set to lead the Pioneer defense last week.
The Beavercreek High School product tallied 20 digs against LMU and recorded another 20-dig effort against Milligan. She also posted double-figure digs in victories over Meredith (19) and Virginia Intermont (15).
Tusculum has three SAC matches this week. The Pioneers host Mars Hill this Tuesday at 7 p.m. On Friday night, Tusculum visits Newberry for a 7 p.m. contest and the Pioneers will complete the league trifecta with a 5 p.m. match at Wingate Saturday afternoon.
Tuesday's match has been designated "Dig For the Cure" Night with all proceeds from the match going towards Breast Cancer Awareness and Research.
The South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Player and Specialist of the Week are selected by a vote of the league's nine sports information directors.
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