Lauren Bedford named SAA Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week

Lauren Bedford

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Sophomore libero Lauren Bedford has been named the Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week by the Southern Athletic Association, it was announced today.

Bedford, from Trussville, Ala., helped the volleyball team to four more wins this weekend in the Drury Inn & Suites McAttack Volleyball Bash, being named to the All-Tournament Team for her efforts. The Panthers are now 8-0 on the season.

Over the four matches, Bedford led the defense with 82 digs, averaging 5.86 per set. Against Millsaps, she recorded 32 digs, putting her at 10th on the all-time single-match list for five-set matches. For the season thus far, Bedford leads the team with 5.36 digs per set.

Bedford and the Panthers are on the road this Friday to face LaGrange but return home next week, opening SAA action against Millsaps on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.