Nov. 9, 2010
RUSTON, La. - A trio of volleyball student-athletes are quickly etching their names within the Louisiana Tech and Western Athletic Conference record books as the conclusion of the 2010 season is just weeks away.
As a setter from São Paolo, Brazil, Bianca Bin is just four assists shy of totaling 2,500 for her career. Entering the week Bin is averaging 8.50 assist per set ranking amongst the conference leaders while recording 30-plus assists on eight occasions and 40-plus assists twice. With 32 more assists Bin will tie Kelly Jefferson for fifth all-time on the Tech career list.
Kara Jones, a senior middle blocker from Moody, Texas is no stranger to seeing her name within record books. With 18 kills and 10 blocks this past weekend, Jones became only the seventh active WAC student-athlete with 1,000-plus career points. Earlier this season Jones moved past Laura Ebert (321) and Tanya Jarvis (328) for third all-time on the Louisiana Tech career blocks list. With 358 career blocks, Jones needs just 25 more blocks to catch K.C. Clayton for second all-time.
Currently ranked 33rd in the country averaging 5.10 digs per set, senior Lori Hunsucker is perhaps one of the most underrated liberos in the country. Covering nearly two-thirds of the floor and anchoring the Tech defense, Hunsucker has already established the Louisiana Tech single-season digs record with 495. The Katy, Texas native passed Meghan Haas (487) who previously set the record in 2005 while averaging 3.87 digs per set.
Hunsucker needs just 58 more digs to total 1,000 in her career. She would become only the sixth active WAC student-athlete to accomplish that feat and the only student-athlete to do so in two seasons.
Furthermore, if Hunsucker maintains her current pace she will shatter two other school records: digs per set in a season as well as the mark for digs per set in a career. Heather Anderson currently owns the single-season mark at 4.93 digs per set established in 2004. Haas owns the career mark with 3.87 per set.
The Louisiana Tech volleyball team returns to action this weekend with a pair of road matches at Boise State and Idaho. The Lady Techsters return home next week and host Utah State Monday night before concluding the 2010 season with senior night on Nov. 18 against Nevada at 7 p.m. inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
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