The road meeting between LA Tech and UAPB begins at 7 p.m. in Pine Bluff, Ark.
The Lady Techsters begin the tournament at 10 a.m. on Friday vs. Jackson State
Dalane Guidry recorded a team-high four blocks which gives her 12 total blocks this weekend.
The Lady Techsters return to the court at 9 a.m. tomorrow to face Western Michigan
The 2014 season begins on Aug. 29 at the Bronco Classic in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Saw action in 28 matches as a true freshman ... Led LA Tech in digs (360) and digs per set (3.71), while participating in 97 of the 108 sets the Techsters played in 2013 ... Recorded 62 assists, which ranks her second among her teammates, and 16 service aces on the season ... Totaled 20 or more digs on seven separate occasions in her first season with the team ... Had a season-high 26 digs Oct. 11 at East Carolina ... Recorded a season-high five service aces Sept. 3 vs. UAPB to help lead the Lady Techsters to a straight-sets win over the Lady Lions.
With her club team, Guaynabo Mets-20U, Aviles and her teammates won the National Volleyball Tournament of the Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation in 2012 for the second year in a row ... Aviles is the youngest libero that has ever played for the Guaynabo Mets-20U team.
Three-sport athlete who played soccer and softball at Adianez... named to the Liga Atletica de Colegios Cristiano (LACC) All-Star Game in 2011 and 2012 ... member of the National Honor Association and president of her 2012 class ... chose Louisiana Tech over UALR, Southern Illinois University, Tennessee State and North Carolina A&T ... coached by Eduardo Rodriguez.
Full name is Alejandra (Lala) Aviles Jiménez ... Daughter of Yannary Jiménez and Ramón (Tony) Quiles ... Has two brothers, Antonio and Joshua, and two sisters, Andrea and Astrid ... Born Nov. 16, 1995.