Lauren Bedford named SAA Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week

Lauren Bedford (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Sophomore Lauren Bedford has been named the Southern Athletic Association Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced today.

Bedford, a libero from Trussville, Ala., had one of the best weeks of her career. In 14 sets she recorded 105 digs, averaging 7.5 per set. She reached the 30-dig mark in all three of the Panthers' matches—35 against Millsaps on Wednesday, 38 against Centre on Saturday, and 32 against Sewanee on Sunday.

Bedford and the Panthers are on the road for their next four matches to close out the regular season, traveling to face Oglethorpe and Berry this weekend in Georgia and then taking on Mississippi College and Martin Methodist at the Rhodes Classic in Memphis, Nov. 2.