BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo freshman Tori Beckman was one of 11 players named as a Collegiate Volleyball Update Top Performer for her play this past weekend, the website announced this morning. The award is a first for the UB volleyball program.
Beckman, who was the only freshman honored this week, averaged 33.5 digs per match as she became the first UB player to record 30 digs in a match since 2006 as she had 31 in the loss to Northern Illinois. That career high lasted for all of a day as she had 36 digs in UB's five-set win over Western Michigan. The 36 digs were the most by a UB player since Rebecca Meade had 33 digs against Youngstown State on Sept. 5, 1999.
"This is an outstanding and well deserved honor for Tori," said head coach Todd Kress. "I am not only thrilled for her, but for our entire program as this is another step for us in the right direction."
Beckman currently leads the team with 360 digs, which is second in the Mid-American Conference. Beckman is also second on the team with 17 service aces and 68 assists.
The Bulls hit the road this weekend as they head to Central Michigan on Friday night and Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Both matches begin at 7:00 pm.