FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Through the first seven weeks of the 2015 campaign, Arkansas carries a .261 hitting percentage which ranks fourth in the SEC and 30th in the NCAA. The Razorbacks’ .285 hitting percentage in their last match at Tennessee was the team’s highest of the SEC season. Arkansas is also among the top-50 nationally in distribution with 12.95 assists per set which is good for 42nd in the NCAA. That figure leads the SEC this season.
On the strength of her 26-kill performance at Tennessee, junior Pilar Victoria has boosted her rankings among the nation’s attackers to 10th in the NCAA with 4.59 kills per set. She is also up to 12th nationally with 5.11 points per set. Victoria leads the SEC in both categories. Senior Chanell Clark-Bibbs is ranked 42nd in the NCAA with her .389 hitting percentage while junior Adrien Wohlschlaeger is 39th in the country at 10.94 assists per set.
The University of Arkansas volleyball team is receiving votes in Monday’s release of the AVCA national rankings and continues its run as a top-30 team in the coaches’ poll. In additional ranking updates, the Razorbacks are positioned at No. 38 in this week’s PrepVolleyball.com Top 50 poll.
Having played seven of their past eight matches on the road, the Razorbacks return to Barnhill Arena this Sunday, Oct. 18, to host Ole Miss. First serve of the conference matchup is scheduled for 4 p.m. (CT). Arkansas is 6-1 on its home floor this season including a win over then-No. 9 Florida in its last match at Barnhill Arena. Overall, the Razorbacks are 13-4 with a 3-2 record in SEC play.
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