FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Through the first 20 matches of the 2015 season, the Razorbacks have a pair of SEC leaders in Breana Jones and Pilar Victoria with representation spread among conference and NCAA statistical rankings. Arkansas enters the final third of its regular season with a 13-7 overall record and a 3-5 mark in conference play.
On the strength of Sunday’s performance at South Carolina, Jones ascended to the top of the league’s efficiency rankings with her .442 hitting percentage. To go along with her career-high 15 kills, the junior middle blocker registered a season-high .538 hitting percentage (15-1-26). In the seven matches in which she has tallied seven or more kills this season, Jones hit .412 or higher in each instance.
Victoria continues her reign as the conference’s most prolific attacker and scorer this season with marks of 4.71 kills per set and 5.25 points per set. She also ranks eighth in the country in both categories. With 19 kills Sunday at South Carolina, she now has 12 matches this season with 15 or more kills including eight performances with 20 or more kills. Victoria also leads the Razorbacks with 17 service aces and 10 double-double efforts.
In a display of her all-around contribution, Chanell Clark-Bibbs is a top-15 performer in three SEC statistical categories at sixth in hitting percentage (.388), sixth in blocks per set (1.14) and 15th in points per set (3.68). Her hitting percentage also ranks 35th in the NCAA. Clark-Bibbs has 13 matches this season with eight or more kills including 10 double-digit efforts to go along with eight matches with five or more total blocks. She is third on the team with 15 service aces.
Collectively, the Razorbacks’ offense is fourth in the SEC and 42nd in the NCAA with its .254 hitting percentage. Arkansas has tallied a .270 or higher hitting percentage in 12 of 20 matches this season. In directing the team’s offense, junior Adrien Wohlschlaeger ranks fourth in the SEC and 49th among the nation’s setters with 10.69 assists per set.
Arkansas’ next home match is this Friday, Oct. 30, against Auburn. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. (CT) at Barnhill Arena. The conference matchup will be streamed live on SEC Network+ and be available through the WatchESPN app. The team just completed a stretch that featured nine of 11 matches on the road, including six of eight against SEC opponents.
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