Clark Captures Fourth Straight top honor
Jackson State senior Latoya Clark was named SWAC Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth straight week. Two other Lady Tigers Chyna Coleman and Christine Edwards completed a JSU sweep of honors.
Clark, a 5-4 setter from Tallahassee, Fla., led the Lady Tigers to three more wins last week, extending the JSU streak to 14 games. Clark had 130 assists (11.82 a/ps) this week, along with 26 digs and one assisted block. Clark led all setters in every match, while earning 54 assists in a five set win over Alabama A&M. Clark was just shy of a double-double versus Alabama State with 39 assists and 10 digs.
Coleman earned her first Player of the Week honor as the league's top defender. The 5-8 senior outside hitter from Phoenix, Ariz. had 26 digs to go with 42 kills, seven service aces and two blocks during the week. Coleman notched two double-doubles, earning 20 kills, 12 digs and two aces versus Alabama A&M and recorded 13 kills, 11 digs, and two blocks (1bs, 1ba) against Arkansas-Monticello.
Edwards picked up her third Newcomer of the Week honor after hitting .315 this week for Jackson State. Edwards contributed 47 kills (4.27k/ps), 17 digs, and four aces this week. Edwards had a double-double against Alabama State with 12 kills and 10 digs, while leading all hitters versus Alabama A&M with 24 kills and hitting .391.