RICHMOND, Va. – Senior libero Rebekah Strange (Avon, Ind.) is the latest VCU player to win the Atlantic 10 Conference's Defensive Player of the Week award, the league announced Monday. She will share the honor with Dayton's Margo Wolf.
Strange, a 5-foot-10 native of Avon, Ind., collected 18 digs in a sweep of Davidson on Saturday, Sept. 30, VCU's 13th consecutive victory. The Rams are currently 16-2 and 3-0 in league play. Behind Strange's outstanding back row play, VCU limited the Wildcats to a hitting percentage of -.019.
In 16 matches this season, Strange is averaging a career-best 4.50 digs per set, which ranks fourth in the A-10. She is averaging a league-high 5.22 digs per set in A-10 play. Strange ranks fifth all-time at VCU with 1,520 digs.
A four-year starter, Strange is the third different Ram, joining Jasmin Sneed and Tori Baldwin, to win the A-10's Defensive Player of the Week award this season. VCU players have captured at least a share of the honor in all six weeks this season.
Strange and the Rams will return to action on Tuesday, Oct. 3 when they host Maryland-Eastern Shore at 7 p.m. at the E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.