Big Rapids, Mich. –Senior middle hitter Ashley Huntey (Stanwood/Morley-Stanwood) of the 2011 Ferris State University women's volleyball team has earned this week's (Sept. 26) Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division Player of the Week honor as a result of her contribution to the Bulldogs' three victories this past week in conference match play.
This week marks the second time Huntey has received the honor as she also earned it in the first week of the season (Sept. 7). The announcement was made Monday (Sept. 26) by the GLIAC office staff and sponsored by Hit Trophy.
Huntey helped lead Ferris State to a 3-0 weekend with wins over Findlay, Hillsdale and Wayne State at the Ewigleben Sports Arena. She accumulated 43 kills, 28 digs, six aces, six total blocks, and averaged 6.00 points per game for the three matches. Currently, she ranks second in he league in average kills per set with 3.71, third in average aces per set (0.53) and ninth in hitting percentage (.288).
Ferris State went 3-0 this past weekend (Sept. 23-25) against its three GLIAC South Division opponents. FSU downed Findlay on Friday (Sept. 23) in a 3-0 decision. The Bulldogs then topped nationally 10th-ranked Hillsdale 3-0 on Saturday (Sept. 24) before beating Wayne State by an identical 3-0 score on Sunday (Sept. 25).
Currently, the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs are 11-1 overall and 7-1 in the GLIAC. The Bulldogs also own a current 10-0 mark at home this season.
Ferris State totaled 113 kills over the weekend as Huntey accounted for 43 of the kills. Four student-athletes posted 10 or more kills in the three encounters as the total also included senior Aly Brecht (28), junior Anne Sutton (22) and freshman Courtney Rehm (10).
The Bulldogs return home this Saturday (Oct. 1) to conclude a seven-match home stretch. FSU will face Saginaw Valley State at 2 p.m. (EDT). On Sunday (Oct. 2), Ferris State will then travel to Allendale to take on rival Grand Valley State for the second time this campaign.