Volleyball Release: Aug. 31
Thursday, Aug. 31
Grambling State @ Mississippi State, 6 PM
Friday, Sept. 1
Misssissippi Valley State vs. Houston Baptist, 10 AM
Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Evansville, 10 AM
Grambling State vs. Tulane, Noon
Alabama State vs. Fresno State, Noon
Alcorn State @ Tennessee State, Noon
Jackson State vs. Winthrop, Noon
Mississippi Valley State vs. Jacksonville State, 4 PM
Alcorn State vs. FIU, 4 PM
Grambling State vs. Stephen F. Austin, 5 PM
Alabama A&M @ Mercer, 6 PM
Arkansas-Pine Bluff @ Southeast Missouri State, 7 PM
Alabama State vs. Oregon State, 8 PM
Saturday, Sept. 2
Mississippi Valley State @ Louisiana-Lafayette, 10 AM
Grambling State vs. South Florida, 11 AM
Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Morgan State, 11 AM
Alcorn State vs. New Orleans, Noon
Alabama State @ Portland, Noon
Jackson State vs. Northwestern State, 1 PM
Alabama A&M @ Mercer, 2 PM
Mississippi Valley State vs. Nicholls State, 2 PM
Jackson State @ Troy, 4:30 PM
Monday, Sept. 4
Grambling State @ McNeese State, 6 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 5
Alcorn State vs. Jacksonville State, 1 PM
Alabama State vs. South Alabama, 6:30 PM
Prairie View A&M @ Houston Baptist, 7 PM
NEWS AND NOTES:
- As Tropical Storm Harvey has led to severe flooding in the state of Texas and the Gulf Coast, several SWAC schools have seen their schedules altered as a result. Southern and Texas Southern, who were scheduled to participate in the Cardinal Classic at Lamar University, are idle this weekend as the event has been cancelled. Prairie View A&M and Mississippi Valley have yet to see action this season as Harvey has forced cancellation of their opening contests. Mississippi Valley is set to begin its season this weekend at the Louisiana-Lafayette invitational, and PVAMU is scheduled to have its first match of the season at Houston Baptist on Sept. 5.
- Current SWAC Offensive Player of the Week Ni’yesha Brown had a season-opener to remember, twice setting career-best marks in single-game kills. Her 19 putdowns vs. Savannah State on Aug. 25 are the sixth-most kills in a 3-set match by any player in the country this year.
- A coaching milestone was reached as Jackson State’s Rose Washington collected her 250th career win when JSU defeated Nicholls State on Aug. 26.
- Jackson State’s Camry Dabney put down 17 kills in the Lady Tigers’ win over Nicholls State, the most in a four-set match by a JSU freshman dating back to 2011.
- Current SWAC Defensive Player of the Week Fiapaipai Iosia is the first Lady Brave to win a SWAC weekly honor since Sept. 14, 2014 when Vanessa Ortega earned Defensive Player of the Week and Heather Jackson earned Newcomer of the Week.