Christine Bach Named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week
Nov. 5, 2007
ME MPHIS, Tenn. - University of Memphis freshman libero Christine Bach was rewarded for her record-setting play in the Memphis back row over the weekend as she was named Conference USA's Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced today.
Bach picked up 57 digs in just eight games--an average of 7.12 digs per game. The freshman recorded a program-best 35 digs (8.75 dpg) in a 3-1 win at SMU Friday. Her 35 digs tied the most digs in a four-game tilt in C-USA this season and eclipsed Memphis' former mark of 33 set by Rosie Glenn on September 25, 1998. That total also surpassed her previous personal-best of 25 digs in a win over Houston (10/21/07). Bach followed her record performance with a match-best 22 digs in a four-gamer at Tulsa on Sunday. Not only did Bach anchor the backrow, but she also was solid from the service line, leading the Tigers with five aces. This is Bach's first C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honor and the fourth weekly honor hauled in by a Tiger spiker this year.
Memphis, who is currently 10-4 and sitting in fifth-place in the league standing, will wrap up regular-season action this weekend against East Carolina and Marshall. The Tigers will host the Pirates at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. They will hold Senior Day festivities in a pre-match ceremony prior to Sunday's regular season finale versus Marshall. First serve is set for 1 p.m.