West Florida's Duyn Named GSC Defensive Player of the Week
Sophomore broke school record of digs in a match with 37
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Outside hitter Autumn Duyn stood out on the defensive end this past weekend, highlighted by setting a school record in digs, and the performance earned her a nod as the Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Tuesday. It is the first weekly award of her career.
The Venice, Fla., native had double-digit digs in three of four matches at the Colorado Premier Challenge this past weekend, weighted heavily by an impressive 37 digs against Regis that blew out the previous school record of digs in a match, 30. A sophomore, she also had 15 digs against then-No. 17 Lewis and 12 against No. 7 West Texas A&M to total 70 and average 3.89 digs per get.
The strong effort by Duyn helped the Argonauts upset two ranked teams, then-No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul and Lewis, on the way to a fourth place finish at one of the most prestigious tournaments in college volleyball, the Colorado Premier Challenge. West Florida went 2-2 for the tournament and debuted at No. 24 on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll.
Duyn and the Argonauts return to the court this weekend when they begin Gulf South Conference play at home against West Georgia Friday at 6 p.m. at the UWF Fieldhouse. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.