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Monday, September 21, 2009MACON, Ga. – On Monday, the Atlantic Sun Conference announced its weekly volleyball award with Stefine “Jake” Pease of Lipscomb winning the Player of the Week.
The Lady Bisons swept FGCU and Stetson on the road to remain unbeaten in the A-Sun. Pease, the quarterback of the offense, deftly distributed the ball in an effective inside-outside attack. She passed the 3,000-assist mark over the weekend, pushing her total to 3,037 for her career. Pease ranks seventh on the Atlantic Sun all-time assists list. In Lipscomb’s three-set win against FGCU, Pease tallied 35 assists, 11 digs, one kill and one service ace.
The junior, from Berryton, Kan., earned Preseason All-Conference Team honors after a stellar 2008 season in which she made the First-Team All-Atlantic Sun, the A-Sun All-Tournament Team and earned Academic All-Conference. Pease also ranked 89th in the NCAA in assists per set (10.12), first in the A-Sun in assists (1,235, 10.12 per set) and first in A-Sun matches only in assists (762, 10.44).
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.
This release was provided by the Atlantic Sun Conference.