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Rutherford earns second A-Sun Player of Week Award

Monday, October 16, 2006

Oct. 16, 2006

Macon, Ga. - Leading Lipscomb to an undefeated week, Lindsey Rutherford was named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week by the conference office. In 11 games, Rutherford collected 46 kills (on .305 hitting), 56 digs, 10 aces, 10 assists and nine blocks. She picks up her second weekly award of the season.

The senior opposite hitter had double-doubles in every match as Lipscomb defeated Chattanooga, Campbell, and Gardner-Webb. Her highlight of the week was capturing career highs in kills (23) and digs (27) against Campbell. In the four game victory over Chattanooga, Rutherford had 10 kills and 11 digs. Against Gardner-Webb, she tallied 13 kills and 18 digs in the 3-0 sweep.

The Hendersonville, Tenn. native averaged 4.18 kills per game for the week and is majoring in Exercise Science.

The Lady Bisons are currently 4-1 in league play, staying in contention for the A-Sun regular season title. They will face Tennessee State on Tuesday, Kennesaw State on Friday and ETSU on Saturday.

The 10-member league headquartered in Macon, Ga., includes Belmont, Campbell, ETSU, Gardner-Webb, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Mercer, North Florida and Stetson, with Florida Gulf Coast and USC Upstate to compete in 2007.

This release was issued by the Atlantic Sun Media Relations office.