RICHMOND, Va. – For the second consecutive week, VCU senior libero Rebekah Strange (Avon, Ind.) has been named the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week. This is the fourth time this season that Strange has earned the honor. In the Rams' 3-1 victory over Davidson on Saturday, Strange recorded a career-high 34 digs. She also served three aces in the senior day win.
The Rams moved to a 28-2 record on the season, completing a perfect 14-0 run in conference play and winning the regular season A-10 crown. The win was VCU's 25th in a row, the longest win streak in the country.
Strange leads the A-10 with 5.02 digs per set, a mark that ranks 33rd in Division I. Her efforts on the back row have led VCU to the best opponent hitting percentage in the nation (.124).
VCU will be the No. 1 seed for the A-10 Tournament, facing the winner of Duquesne-Rhode Island on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. All matches will be played at the A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.