DENTON (9/6/06) North Texas junior libero Jessica Hulsebosch has been named the National Player of the Week by The Collegiate Volleyball Update for her defensive efforts in helping the Mean Green claim the title at the Sam Houston State Tournament.
Hulsebosch entered the tournament tied for the single-game record for digs at North Texas and promptly topped that mark with 34 digs in a three-game match versus Southern Mississippi, good enough for an 11.33 average. Not satisfied, Hulsebosch tallied 38 digs in the evening match against Sam Houston State.
After posting 15 more in a sweep of Radford, Hulsebosch capped off the tournament with a 39-dig effort in a loss to Louisiana Tech.
Hulsebosch finished the tournament with 126 total digs and an average of 9.0 per game. She ranks third individually in the nation in digs with 7.41 per game and the Mean Green rank ninth nationally in team digs.
Hulsebosch owns seven of the top 10 single-game dig marks in North Texas history. She also set the record for single-season digs last year as a sophomore, and is only 114 digs away from holding the career mark for the Mean Green.
North Texas will host the Mean Green Classic Friday and Saturday beginning with Oklahoma against Sam Houston State at 10:30 a.m. The Mean Green will follow with a match at 1 p.m. versus Texas Southern. They will also face Oklahoma Friday at 7 p.m. and Sam Houston State Saturday at 1:30 p.m. All matches will be played at the North Texas Volleyball Center.