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Emily DeWalt, Lauren Teske pick up Sun Belt weekly awards
Sophomore Emily DeWalt was awarded her second consecutive Sun Belt Setter of the Week laurel on Monday, but was joined this week by outside hitter Lauren Teske, who received the conference’s Freshman of the Week honor.
DeWalt tallied 94 assists through nine sets over the weekend, helping Texas State earn wins over Coastal Carolina on Friday, 3-1 (25-23, 27-29, 25-23, 25-18), and Appalachian State on Sunday, 3-2 (16-25, 24-26, 25-16, 25-11, 16-14). The setter posted a season-high 50 assists against the Chanticleers and also collected 16 digs, four aces, two blocks and two kills across the two matches.
Teske notched a career-best 14 kills against Coastal Carolina, and added another 11 against the Mountaineers. The redshirt freshman swung for a .328 hitting percentage and a 2.78 kills per set average.
This week marks the first time multiple Bobcats have received Sun Belt weekly recognition. DeWalt now has 13 total and two this season. Teske’s award is the first of her career. Teske is also the fourth Bobcat to earn a weekly honor this season, joining DeWalt, senior outside hitter Cheyenne Huskey, and junior middle blocker Tyeranee Scott.
Texas State (18-7, 10-1 conference) will face Louisiana-Monroe (10-15, 1-9) on the road Friday at 6 p.m.