Sept. 23, 2013
St. LOUIS, Mo. -- Missouri State senior libero Ashley Mason was named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week Monday for her performances against Wichita State and Kansas State last week. The award is Mason’s first this season and third of her career.
Mason led all players in digs in each match she played last week, logging 36 in two matches for a 6.00 per set average. The Granby, Mo., native had 14 digs and three assists Thursday at Wichita State, then scooped 22 digs Sunday against Kansas State.
Mason moved to fourth on MSU’s career digs list Sunday with 1,352, and also bumped her career average to 3.86 per set, good for second place.
The Bears (8-5, 0-1) return to MVC play Friday at 7 p.m. when they visit Drake (2-11, 0-2).