Costas named WAC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week


STEPHENVILLE – For the first time this season, a TicketSmarter Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week award goes to a Texan.

Defensive specialist Ana Costas was named WAC Defensive Volleyball Player of the Week after helping Tarleton engineer three consecutive victories over UT Arlington (Feb. 6) and Seattle U (Feb. 8-9).

The Texans are on a three-match win streak after defeating UT Arlington 3-0 in match two against the Mavericks and then travelling to Seattle to defeat Seattle U in their two-match series 3-2 and 3-0.

Costas, a junior who acts as Tarleton’s libero, recorded 20-or-more digs in the Texans’ last four outings, helping push the team to their three-match win streak and first WAC wins of the season. She put up impressive dig numbers this week, surpassing all previous game records this season and recording 26 in the Texans five-set thriller over Seattle U and the next night recording 27 in their three-set sweep. Also, in the three-set sweep over Seattle U, Costas set another season high with 9.00 digs per set. She has led the WAC all season in digs and currently has 186 on the season.  

The Texans look to continue their win streak when they take on Utah Valley Monday and Tuesday back inside Wisdom Volleyball Gym.

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