Siloam Springs, Ark. (October 6, 2005) - John Brown libero Christine Wells was named the national Libero of the Week Wednesday by the NAIA. Wells, a 5’7” senior accounting major from Red Oak, Tex., received the accolade after averaging 5.29 digs per game and scoring 8 service aces in the Golden Eagles’ 5-0 run last week. Wells recorded 90 digs in four matches at the Lindenwood Invitational in St. Louis. Thirty-five of those digs came in the 3-2 win over host Lindenwood. Her serve receive percentage for the week was 90%. For the season, Wells possesses a 92% serve receive percentage. She has also recorded 27 service aces, and is averaging 6.39 digs per game. She is a four-year starter and holds the John Brown career record for digs with 2,359.
Head coach Robyn Gordon said she was “shocked” that Wells received the award on this particular week because her stats in previous weeks have been better. “This is the first player-of-the-week honor we’ve had since 1999,” Gordon added. “Christine’s had an excellent two weeks. She provided us with a good foundation in serve receive and defense.” With Wells’s help, the 25th-ranked Golden Eagles have won ten-straight matches in the past two weeks.