DENTON, Texas - On Senior Weekend Melanie Boykins gave North Texas a career performance when it needed it most – crunch time in the race for the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. On Monday, the league named her their Player of the Week for her efforts.
Boykins posted a pair of 10 kill matches with just one error all weekend in racking up a .500 attack percentage. The senior helped the Mean Green knock off West Division leader Arkansas State with 10 kills, four blocks, three digs and an ace. She followed that outing with 10 kills with no errors, two digs and two blocks. For the weekend, Boykins tallied 3.33 kills, 1.0 blocks and .83 digs per set.
This is Boykins’ first career Player of the Week award, but the second for the Mean Green this season. Sarah Willey earned her fourth career SBC Defensive Player of the Week two weeks ago.
North Texas heads to Denver this Friday to face the Pioneers at 6 p.m. CST.