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Jackson State captured a consecutive SWAC volleyball tournament title defeating Alabama A&M, 3-1, on Sunday.
Courtesy: SWAC.org

Jackson State wins SWAC Tournament Crown

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 11/18/2012
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JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson State University captured back-to-back Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament titles after defeating Alabama A&M University, 3-1, on Sunday in the Lee Williams Athletics and Assembly Center.

The Lady Tigers won their 22nd straight match on the year using set scores of 23-25, 25-23, 25-19, and 26-17, for their second overall SWAC tournament crown.

SWAC Tournament MVP, Christine Edwards, powered JSU (24-11) with a match high, 28 kills, while finishing with nine digs. Mikayla Rolle tacked on 10 kills and Jenna Siddiqui paced JSU with 44 assists. The Lady Tigers defense totaled 12.5 blocks with Angelica Kelley recording 11 digs to help the back line.

Clairissa Moore led AAMU (12-20) with a double-double, 18 kills and 14 digs. Savannah Blackiston finished with 10 kills and Ashley Forman dished out 41 assists. Mary Carmen-Aponte gathered 13 digs to lead the Lady Bulldogs.

Jackson State receives the automatic qualifier bid to the 2012 NCAA Volleyball Tournament to face an opponent to be announced during the NCAA.com Selection Show. The show will be televised on ESPNU on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. CST.



2012 Southwestern Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team
April Brown (Mississippi Valley)
Breanna McNeil (Prairie View)
Kelsey Espinosa (Prairie View)
Rachel Smith (Alabama State)
Mona Reed (Texas Southern)
Michelle Williams (Southern)
Mikayla Rolle (Jackson State)
Clairissa Moore (Alabama A&M)
Christine Edwards (Jackson State)
Ashley Foreman (Alabama A&M)
Paige Williams (Jackson State)

Tournament MVP
Christine Edwards (Jackson State)

Coach of the Year
Rose Washington (Jackson State)