Dearien Picks Up SAC Hitter of the Week Accolades


OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (November 5, 2012) - Oklahoma Baptist junior Kristin Pressley is Sooner Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week, headlining the list for Oct. 29-Nov. 4.

Pressley is joined in this week's honors list by Libero of the Week Gabby Samuels of OBU, Setter of the Week Natasha Giacomazzi of Wayland Baptist and Hitter of the Week Audrey Dearien of John Brown.

Dearien, a freshman outside hitter from Frisco, Texas, averaged 3.45 kills and had a .307 attack percentage on a 2-1 week that included wins against St. Gregory's and Mid-America Christian. She also had 3.5 blocks and eight digs.

Pressley, a an outside hitter from Mansfield, Texas, averaged 5.6 kills and 5.2 digs per set in SAC-clinching wins over Wayland Baptist and Lubbock Christian. She had 20-20 matches both contests in kills and digs, while also collecting four aces and 1.5 blocks.

Samuels, a senior from Norman, Okla., was perfect in 49 reception attempts and averaged five digs per set on the week.

Giacomazzi, a junior from Canyon, Texas, averaged 10.75 assists and 4.0 digs per set to go with a pair of kills and two aces on the week, including a win at St. Gregory's and the five-set match at OBU.

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