Big Rapids, Mich. - Senior libero Lisa Tobiczyk (Marysville) of the nationally-ranked Ferris State University women's volleyball team recently became the program's all-time career digs leader.
After recording 68 digs in FSU's three most recent matches, the 5-8 Tobiczyk has tallied 1,614 career digs to date and surpassed former standout Danielle Baucher's (2003-06) previous school mark of 1,559 digs.
Tobiczyk registered a personal match-high 37 digs in last Saturday's (Oct. 29) 3-1 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road victory at Ohio Dominican, which was one shy of tying Sherri (Maus) Harris' school single-match mark of 38 digs set against Lake Superior State in 1998 (11/1).
A second team All-GLIAC pick in 2010, Tobiczyk leads the Bulldogs with 358 digs to date this campaign and is averaging 4.59 digs per set. She ranks second in the GLIAC among all players in digs. The two-time team captain had a personal-best 474 digs in 2010 after compiling 408 as a sophomore in 2009 and 374 her freshman campaign (2008).
Ferris State is currently 21-2 overall and 15-1 in the GLIAC North Division to date. The Bulldogs are riding a five-match winning streak and listed 12th nationally in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division II national rankings.
This week (Nov. 2-5), Ferris State wraps up the 2011 regular-season with three road matches. On Wednesday (Nov. 2), the Bulldogs will travel to University Center, Mich., to take on Saginaw Valley State at 7 p.m. (ET). They will conclude the road trip with a match against Northwood on Friday (Nov. 4) evening followed by a trip to Lake Superior State on Saturday (Nov. 5) afternoon.
The 2011 GLIAC Tournament will open on Thursday, Nov. 10, with four teams hosting quarterfinal-round matches. Official tournament pairings and sites will be announced by the league office following the conclusion of regular-season play.