De Jager, Altena Claim NAIA Volleyball Honors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ema Altena of Dordt (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Alyssa Rupert of Milligan (Tenn.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Jamie De Jager of Dordt has been named the NAIA National Volleyball Setter of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. The trio was selected based on their performances from Oct. 1-7 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.

Attacker of the Week
Ema Altena, Dordt
6-0, SR, OH, Sioux Center, Iowa

Altena posted double-digit kills in all three matches she competed in last week. The outside hitter led the charge against No. 4 Viterbo (Wis.) with 19 kills. The Iowa native notched two double-doubles against Viterbo (19 kills, 10 digs) and St. Mary (Neb.) (13 kills, 11 digs).
Weekly Stats
50 kills
4.55 kills/set
0.374 attack percentage
Also added 25 digs, two service aces and nine assisted blocks to her stat line

Setter of the Week
Jamie De Jager, Dordt
5-9, SR, Setter, Sioux Center, Iowa

Jager posted one double-double on the week in the Defenders win over No. 4 Viterbo with 47 assists and 17 digs.
Weekly Stats
130 assists
11.82 assists/set
25 digs, 2.27 average
Also contributed four aces, 10 total blocks (one solo) and six kills

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