DENTON (10/11/06) Jessica Hulsebosch has been named Sun Belt defensive player of the week for the second time this season for her efforts in matches against Stephen F. Austin, Florida International and Florida Atlantic.
Hulsebosch posted 20 or more digs in each match, culminating in a 34 dig performance in a five-game victory over Florida Atlantic. She finished with 20 digs (6.67 dpg) against SFA, 22 against FIU (7.3 dpg) and finally the 34 against the Owls (6.8 dpg).
For the week she finished with 76 digs (6.90 dpg) for the week and is the first Mean Green player to eclipse the 1,400 dig mark.
The junior has 479 digs on the season and is quickly approaching her own single-season dig mark of 533 set in 2005. Hulsebosch has trumped the single-match record that stood after last season (33 digs) five times this season, including a record-setting performance of 42.
This is the fourth time she has received this honor, after being picked twice in 2004.