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Morrow Named NCCAA DI National Player of the Week

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Bluefield College's Jasmine Morrow collected her first weekly honor of the season and career when National Christian College Athletic Association officials announced her as the Volleyball Division I Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of October 29, 2012.

The honor is the first award for the volleyball team and the third NCCAA honor of the year for Bluefield College following Erik Albarran and Pip Pattison earning the honor for men's and women's soccer. Morrow was selected from a list of 10 nominations from across the country.

Each student-athlete was nominated by his/her respective coach and exemplifies the Christian ideals held by the NCCAA.

Morrow had 85 kills during the week including a career high 29 in a five set loss to Midway on Saturday.

The Woodbridge, Va., native opened the week with 23 kills and seven digs in a three set sweep over Appalachian Bible (W.Va.) then followed up with 12 kills against Mid-South Conference opponent Pikeville (Ky.) before matching that effort against Carlow (Pa.).

The 5-foot-8 outside hitter provided a double-double in kills and digs against Carlow (12/14) and Midway (29/11) while she averaged 5 kills, 2.35 digs and just 1.35 errors per set through five matches on the week.

In her first season Morrow ranks first on the team in kills (418), kills per set (3.9) and serving aces (43).

The Evangel Christian High School alum ranks sixth in the NCCAA in kill average (3.91) and ranks 20th in the NAIA in kills per game (3.91) and 24th in total kills (418).

Bluefield improved to 16-19 overall this season and 4-8 in the Mid-South Conference following a 4-3 mark last week. The 16 overall wins and four conference wins this season are improvements of eight and two games respectively from a year ago.

The next NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week is scheduled to be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 7.