Saturday, October 1, 2016

Phillips earns her 4th GCAC weekly award this season

NEW ORLEANS — Tiffany Phillips has done it again.
For the fourth time in six opportunities this volleyball season, the Xavier University of Louisiana freshman has been chosen Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Setter of the Week.
Phillips — from Gardena, Calif., and a graduate of Bishop Montgomery High School — averaged 9.13 assists and 2.38 digs per set in three XULA matches Sept. 19-25. She tied a XULA season record in a victory at Dillard with her 10th assist-dig double-double of the season — 34 assists and 11 digs. The 34 assists are her most in a three-set match. At Mobile she had a career-high six kills.
Also at Dillard, Phillips was part of a defensive effort that limited Corneisja Harrison, who collected 52 kills in two matches the previous week, to five kills and minus-.057 hitting in 35 attacks.
Phillips leads the GCAC through Tuesday's matches with 8.19 assists per set and is 40th in the NAIA in total assists with 549. Phillips leads XULA with 17 aces and is third on her team with 169 digs.
Phillips is the seventh XULA freshman and the first in volleyball to win four GCAC weekly awards. Nour Abbes (women's tennis) won the most, six, in 2014.
XULA (7-13, 4-0) will begin a three-match GCAC home stand Thursday against SUNO (4-8, 3-0) at 6 p.m. in the Convocation Center. The Gold Nuggets will play host to Talladega at 1 p.m. Saturday and Edward Waters at 1 p.m. Sunday.

XULA Freshmen With the Most GCAC Weekly Awards
6Nour AbbesWomen's Tennis2014
5Zahri JacksonWomen's Cross Country2011
5Mark DotsonMen's Cross Country2009
4Tiffany PhillipsWomen's Volleyball2016
4Thomas SetodjiMen's Tennis2016
4Caroline VernetWomen's Tennis2015
4Kyle MontrelMen's Tennis2013

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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