NORFOLK, Va. – University of Dallas volleyball right-side hitter Abigail Porras (El Paso, Texas) was named Volleyball Division I Player of the Week for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). It is the second straight week a Crusader has won the Player of the Week, and third overall on the squad to achieve a weekly honor with the USCAA. Last week Dayjah Whyte (Round Rock, Texas) earned Player of the Week and Elizabeth Smith (Broken Arrow, Okla.) claimed Setter of the Week.
Porras led the Crusaders over the week with 47 kills and averaged 2.61 per set. She tallied 22 digs, 14 services aces, and a block with strong hitting numbers to finish with 61.5 points. She tied her personal best with 14 kills in consecutive matches on Sunday and had double-digit kills in three of the five matches played.
Dallas has won 8-of-10 games and will be home again this Friday and Saturday when it hosts a conference weekend for the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). The Crusaders will take on Schreiner University, Texas Lutheran University, No. 13 Trinity University, and Johnson & Wales University.