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Hernandez earns OVC weekly honor

APSU Sports Information: APSU Volleyball

Austin Peay State UniversityIlyanna HernandezBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University senior outside hitter Ilyanna Hernandez was named the adidas Ohio Valley Conference Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week the league office announced Monday.

Hernandez, of Torrance, CA, led Austin Peay in kills against both Tennessee State (15 kills) and UT Martin (26 kills) last week. Her 26-kill performance at UT Martin, Saturday, was a career-best and tied for the second-best offensive performance in the league this season. Hernandez recorded a .353 attack percentage at Tennessee State, Friday, as the Lady Govs only real offensive threat. She had three blocks in each match and recorded two service aces at UT Martin.

“Ilyanna really stepped up for us last week,” said Lady Govs head coach Bill Egbert. “The rest of the team had a tough week on both ends of the road trip. I’m not sure we could have earned a split without her performances.”

It is the second consecutive week an Austin Peay volleyball player has been named to the adidas OVC weekly honors, the Lady Govs sweeping the awards last week.

Austin Peay closes out the regular-season portion of its schedule with two road league contests. The Lady Govs travel to Southeast Missouri, Friday, before what could be a win-and-get-in contest at Murray State, Saturday.


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