Tigers Earn ASC Recognition
Scoring two of the most important goals of the season to this point, Pete Fitzsimmons was named the ASC (American Southwest Conference) Offensive Player of the Week for the week of September 17th. Fitzsimmons had both game winning goals in key ASC matches to help East Texas Baptist University off to a 2-0 start in conference.
For the second week in a row East Texas Baptist University has received the ASC (American Southwest Conference) East Offensive Player of the Week award. This week, Kayla Taylor is the winner for her play as the setter for the Tigers.
In three matches played, she averaged 11 assists per set and had 99 assists overall. She helped guide East Texas Baptist to three ASC East sweeps over Mississippi College, UTexas-Tyler, and LeTourneau. She produced 15 digs and 11 service aces, too. In the win over Mississippi College, she posted a season high 34 assists.
Freshman Kolby Sharp (Pearland, Texas) became the first East Texas Baptist University student-athlete this fall to earn an American Southwest Conference award. She was named the ASC East Defensive Player of the Week for her play in Tyler, Texas, in volleyball.
Sharp, who has played in all seven matches, collected 19 overall blocks in four matches of play. She had seven solo blocks and 12 assisted blocks at the University of Texas-Tyler Invitational. In a five-set win over Hendrix College, she had a career-high eight blocks. On the first day, she had five combined blocks in a 3-0 win over Texas College for the first win of the year for East Texas Baptist. Overall in four matches, she also had 28 kills and hit .423.
Way to go Tigers! GO BLUE!