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APSU Volleyball’s Ginny Gerig named OVC Defensive Player of the Week

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APSU Women's VolleyballBrentwood, TN – For the second time this season, Austin Peay State University (APSU) volleyball junior libero Ginny Gerig has been named the Ohio Valley Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week, winning the Week 11 award, Monday.

2018 APSU Volleyball - Ginny Gerig

Gerig, of Towanda, Illinois, led an Austin Peay defense that held opponents to a .195 attack percentage.

Individually, she recorded 26 digs in the Govs four-set contest at Murray State. Gerig followed that with a 30-dig outing in a five-set win at Eastern Kentucky.

Both those outings were season bests for the respective number of sets. In addition, the outing at Eastern Kentucky was her first career 30-dig outing of 2018 and the 13th best mark in program history. In addition, she moved to 11th on the Govs career digs list with the EKU effort.

Gerig’s honor is the 12th by a Governors volleyball athlete this season. Senior setter Kristen Stucker has won six Setter of the Week honors with Gerig joining her as Govs with honors in multiple weeks. Senior Cecily Gable and sophomore Brooke Moore have each won an Offensive Player of the Week award. Freshman Jaymeson Kinley was the league’s Defensive Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week following the season’s opening weekend.

Austin Peay closes out its regular season slate this week while still seeking the 2018 regular-season title. The Govs can clinch a share of the title with a win in either of its last two matches and an outright title can be won with two wins.

The Govs begin their final weekend with a 6:00pm, Friday, November 9th contest at fourth-place SIU Edwardsville. Austin Peay then faces eighth-place Eastern Illinois in a 6:00pm, Saturday contest that follows the Govs football game in Charleston, Illinois.


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