With her 10th kill Saturday against SMU, senior Meredith Hays became the 24th Razorback in program history to reach 600 career kills. She has 614 kills in her Arkansas career and is currently ranked second all-time with 4.04 kills per set since joining the program. Defensively, junior libero Monica Bollinger collected her 500th career dig during Saturday’s match vs. SMU and currently ranks 28th in program history with 520 career digs.
20. 780 – Tina Rico (1994-97)
21. 768 – Amy Allison (2003-06)
22. 667 – Kristin Seaton (2005-09)
23. 645 – Karla Crose (2002-05)
24. 614 – MEREDITH HAYS (2013-pres.)
25. 591 – Roslandy Acosta (2011-12)
25. 559 – Heather Royal (2007-08)
26. 536 – Kele Brewer (2003-06)
27. 539 – Carolina Clock (1995-98)
28. 520 – MONICA BOLLINGER (2012-pres.)
29. 517 – Roberta Tarnauskaite (2002-03)
30. 512 – Amanda Sweatt (1994-95)
Hays Earns All-Tournament Accolades
On her way to being named to the Razorback Invitational All-Tournament Team, senior Meredith Hays averaged 4.31 kills per set and 3.00 digs per set during the three-match round robin. She had a pair of double-double performances each with at least 20 kills and 14 digs. Hays also added seven total blocks in the weekend finale against SMU. Her 18 digs vs. South Dakota are a career best.
Arkansas’ middle blockers Chanell Clark-Bibbs and Ana Sofia Jusino were standout performers during last weekend’s Razorback Invitational. Offensively, they combined for a .352 hitting percentage and 51 kills. Clark-Bibbs and Jusino combined for 2.54 blocks per set to buoy the team’s defensive effort which held its opposition to .155 efficiency during the three-match round robin.
Through the first three weekends of the season, Arkansas ranks third in the SEC with 2.69 blocks per set. Against SMU, the Razorbacks matched their season high with 16.0 total team blocks and out-blocked their opponent for the eighth time in 10 matches this year. Five different Razorbacks—Ana Sofia Jusino, Chanell Clark-Bibbs, Meredith Hays, Shelby Harper and Bailee Hankenson—had at least eight total blocks during the Razorback Invitational.
NCAA Statistics Rankings
As a team, Arkansas is ranked 28th in the NCAA with 2.69 blocks per set. Individually, Meredith Hays is ranked 23rd in the country—and 1st in the SEC—with 4.33 kills per set and 28th in the country with 4.86 points per set. On the defensive side, Ana Sofia Jusino is 41st in the NCAA with 1.32 blocks per set.
The Razorbacks travel to Lawrence, Kan., to play in the Jayhawk Classic at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center. Arkansas will begin its weekend Friday with matches against Cleveland State and North Texas. The weekend finale is scheduled for Saturday against host and 24th-ranked Kansas. The Arkansas-Kansas match will be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel and ESPN3.com.
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