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Monday, October 12, 2009MACON, Ga. – Preseason Player of the Year Alex Kelly led Lipscomb to their 12th consecutive win, earning the fifth Player of the Week award of her career, the conference office announced on Monday.
The Lady Bisons pushed their win streak to 12 matches and ran the table with a 10-0 record in the first round of the A-Sun round robin. The junior middle hitter tallied her 13th double-double of the season against USC Upstate Friday night.
The Lady Bisons also beat Murray State on the road Tuesday. Kelly tied for the match-high in digs against USC Upstate with 11 and she notched a match-high 19 kills at Murray State. Both were 3-0 decisions. The USC Upstate win was the 100th for Head Coach Brandon Rosenthal at Lipscomb.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.