Brooke Alverson Named Southland Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Volleyball's Brooke Alverson was named the Southland Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, picking up the Islanders first weekly honor of the 2012 season. Alverson led her team to a 2-0 start in league play, including handing Central Arkansas their only loss of the year.

Alverson, a junior from Rhome, was part of a dominant Texas A&M – Corpus Christi defense last week, picking up 16 block assists and two block solos to lead the way. The Islanders had 30 total blocks, with Alverson being involved in 18 of them.

Against Central Arkansas, Alverson had one block solo and eight block assists as Texas A&M – Corpus Christi took down the Sugar Bears for the first time this season. She also had six kills in the five-set match. UCA came into the contest 11-0 on the year and having lost just two sets all year before the Islanders earned the 3-2 victory over the preseason pick to win the Southland Conference.

On Saturday against Oral Roberts, Alverson again came up big at the net with six block assists and one block solo as the Islanders swept the Golden Eagles. She added seven kills as the team improved to 2-0 in Southland Conference play.

Freshman Tyger Holt earned honorable mention after hitting .760 last week, picking up 19 kills on 25 attempts with no attack errors. She also had three block solos and 11 block assists.

Alverson, Holt and the rest of the Islanders will be back in action on Tuesday night in Natchitoches, La. to take on the Northwestern State Lady Demons. The teams are scheduled for a 7 p.m. start at Prather Coliseum.

Live stats and video will be available for the match by visiting www.NSUDemons.com.

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