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FMU’s Crook steals second PBC Player of the Week award

FLORENCE, S.C. – For the second time this month, Francis Marion University senior outside hitter Ashlee Crook has been named the Peach Belt Conference Volleyball Player of the Week, this time for the week of Oct. 24-30.

She previously earned the Player of the Week award for the period ending Oct. 2.

Crook, a native of Parker, Colo., averaged 3.27 kills, 4.82 digs, and 0.64 blocks per set in three matches last week.

Crook posted her first of two double-doubles last week with 13 kills and 12 digs in a 3-set sweep of local-rival Coker College. That was followed by a 16-kill and career-high 31-dig performance against Lander University on the road.   She concluded the week by registering seven kills and 10 digs in a road loss to USC Aiken.

For the 2011 season, Crook ranks ninth in the Peach Belt in total kills (275), 10th in kills per set (2.75), and 12th in digs (2.72).

She has increased her career totals to 872 kills and 860 digs. A three-year starter, she has been named to the PBC Presidential Honor Roll three times as a mathematics major.

The Patriots (10-16) will conclude their regular season this week with a trio of matches. FMU will play at UNC Pembroke on Wednesday at 7 p.m. before hosting the University of Montevallo for Senior Night on Friday at 7 p.m. FMU will then entertain Augusta State University on Saturday at 2 p.m. in its regular-season finale.

Crook is a former All-State and All-Conference performer at Chaparral High School.


Last Published: November 1, 2011 4:35 PM
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