Former Lucas-Luray Standout Honored
Published on Monday, 01 October 2012 21:42
Written by Mike McKenna
Kansas City, Mo. – Fort Hays State’s Jenna Ulrich was named the MIAA Hitter of the Week while Nebraska-Kearney’s Kaleigh Anderson earned Specialist of the Week honors for week five.
MIAA Hitter of the Week
Jenna Ulrich, MH, Fort Hays State
Ulrich was highly instrumental in giving FHSU it’s first ever conference win over Emporia State, snapping a 13 match losing streak to the Hornets on Saturday. Ulrich put up one of the best individual performances for FHSU in it’s NCAA history, putting down 18 kills in the four set win over the Hornets without committing an error in 30 attempts. It marked the most kills by a Tiger with no errors in the rally scoring era passing the old mark of 15 kills set by Amber Zogleman in 2003. It also marked the most total kills without an error in any era since 1998 when Julie Stanley had 19 kills without an error against Mesa State. Ulrich also added seven kills in a loss to #3 Washburn, a match in which two of the sets were decided by only two points. She had six blocks against Washburn and five against Emporia State to average 1.57 blocks per set on the week. She hit a team best .489 over the two matches last week averaging 4.50 points per set. The 6-1 junior middle hitter is a native of Luray, Kan. where she competed at Lucas-Luray High School.