CLEGG GETS DEFENSIVE, CLAIMS SECOND CAA WEEKLY AWARD

RICHMOND, Va. – Senior Kelsie Clegg (Boise, Idaho) has blocked her way to a second Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week Award, the league announced Monday.

Clegg, a 6-5 middle blocker, helped the Rams split a pair of weekend matches at Northeastern and Hofstra, averaging 1.78 kills and 1.56 blocks per set while hitting .371. Clegg helped the Rams rally from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Hofstra Sunday when she provided nine kills, seven blocks and hit .412. She was also named the conference's Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 18.
 
A Third Team All-CAA pick in 2009, Clegg is enjoying her finest season in a VCU uniform. She's averaging 1.70 kills and 1.19 blocks, while hitting .332. Clegg has been even better since the start of CAA play. In 11 league matches, the Boise native is hitting .416 and averaging 2.08 kills and 1.40 blocks per set.
 
Earlier this season, Clegg broke VCU's career blocks record. She's also threatening the school's single-season marks for hitting percentage and blocks per set. In 2009, Clegg set a program mark for blocks in a season with 157.
 
Clegg and the Rams hit the floor again on Friday, Nov. 5 when they host CAA leader Delaware at 7 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.
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