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DeWalt receives two Sun Belt weekly awards
Texas State freshman setter Emily DeWalt was named the Sun Belt Setter of the Week and Freshman of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
This is the second week in a row, where DeWalt has received both awards. This is also the third time DeWalt has been named the Freshman of the Week.
Against Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana-Lafayette, DeWalt recorded two double-doubles. She leads the Sun Belt with nine double-doubles this year. The Helotes native led the Sun Belt with 13 assists per set and finished the weekend with 91 total assists.
DeWalt tallied 38 assists and 11 digs in Friday’s win against ULM. She followed that performance up with 53 assists and 14 digs against Louisiana.
Arkansas State senior outside hitter Carlisa May and Little Rock senior middle blocker Veronica Marin received the other two conference weekly awards. May was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while Marin earned the Defensive Player of the Week accolade.
Texas State leads the conference in weekly awards by winning nine of the 21 awards given out this year. The next closest team has three,
DeWalt has received six awards. Senior middle blocker Madison Daigle, senior outside hitter Amy Pflughaupt and junior outside hitter/setter Cheyenne Huskey have also received honors this year.
Texas State (11-5, 2-0 Sun Belt) returns to action on Friday against Little Rock (10-5, 2-0) inside Strahan Arena 6:30 p.m.