Bearkats Sweep Southland Volleyball Players of the Week

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HUNTSVILLE, TX -- Sam Houston sophomore Deveney Wells-Gibson was named as Southland Conference volleyball “Offensive Player of the Week” while teammate Kim Black received defensive honors, the league office announced.

The San Antonio, Texas (Churchill), native, Wells-Gibson averaged 5.7 kills per set and hit .368 leading SHSU to a 3-0 record and extending the Kats’ winning streak to eight matches (longest streak since 2009).

She posted a career high 27 kills in the Lamar victory, including a kill on set point that would have put the Cardinals up 2-0. Wells-Gibson also served an ace on set point two points later.

Wells-Gibson was the kill leader in each match last week and posted double figure digs in the wins over HBU and LU.

The Huntsville, Texas (Huntsville), product, Black led the Bearkat front line with 14 blocks. She now ranks No. 2 in Sam Houston career blocks with 472. The all-time leaders is Katherine Zoch with 536

Black has led the Bearkats in blocks in eight consecutive matches and 19 of 22 contests this year. She also added six aces and 13 digs over the three matches.

The next action for Sam Houston is at home against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Thursday at 7 p.m. The Bearkats and Islanders are tied for second in the league. The Kats current winning streak started with a three-set win in Corpus on Sept. 22.

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