Tubbs Named MVC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week

first_imgDrake University junior Elle Tubbs (Clinton, Iowa) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday, Sept. 4.Tubbs earned the honor after leading the undefeated Bulldogs to three more wins and a tournament title at the Holy Cross Invitational Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Tubbs earned a spot on the all-tournament team after recording 19 blocks with no errors in 10 sets while adding a team-high 26 kills in the three wins.Tubbs opened the tournament with five blocks in three sets against Rhode Island along with nine kills on 14 attempts. She followed that with five blocks in the four-set win over Holy Cross and returned on Saturday to record a staggering nine blocks in three sets along with seven kills against Columbia. Her nine block assists matched a career-high and were the most by a Bulldog in two seasons. Tubbs’ efforts at the net have the Bulldogs ranked fifth nationally in blocks at 3.18 per set second leading the nation in opponent hitting percentage at a meager .074.After spending the last two weeks on the road, the Bulldogs bring their perfect 6-0 record back to campus this week to host the Hotel Renovo-Wildwood Lodge Invitational at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs begin the tournament Friday, Sept. 7 with a 1:30 p.m. match against Eastern Illinois followed by a 7 p.m. against South Dakota State. The tournament continues Saturday with a 12:30 p.m. contest against UMass-Lowell and a 6 p.m. match against Iowa. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more