The Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com) is pleased to announce that Wichita State's Emily Adney has been selected as the CVU.com National Player of the Week for Nov. 7 through Nov. 13.
A 6-2 junior from Golden, Colo., Adney turned in a school record on Saturday as part of a two-win weekend for the Shockers as they battle for Missouri Valley Conference tournament seeding.
In Friday's match against Southern Illinois, the junior paced the Shockers offensively, putting down a team-high 12 kills while hitting .458 as she committed only one error in the sweep
Then, in the team's final home match of the season on Saturday, Adney torched Evansville for 23 kills, hitting .370 in another sweep. That total is a Wichita State three-set record in the rally scoring era. It's also the second-most all-time in a three-set match in school history.
For the weekend, Adney averaged 5.83 kills per set on .400 hitting, while also contributing 2.17 digs per set. She earned MVC Player of the Week honors for her efforts — her second such award this season.
Adney is the second Shocker to earn the CVU.com weekly accolade, as Emily Stockman picked up the award in 2009.
In addition to the Player of the Week, CVU.com will be announcing selections for the Top Performers from the past week. These selections will include the Player of the Week and up to 10 others. Choices will consist of players who were finalists for the weekly honor and others who had exceptional individual matches. The additional selections will be based on nominations and CVU.com staff criteria.
Editor's Note: This is the twelfth in a series of Player-of-the-Week selections that will be made through the remainder of the season and announced on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week.
Editor's Note (November 16, 2011, 11:45 PM CDT): When originally published, this story listed Adney's records as conference records, when in fact they are school records. This error has been corrected.
College and conference SIDs are welcome to make Player-of-the-Week nominations. Nominations are due every Monday by 1 p.m. Pacific time.