BRENTWOOD, Tenn. --- Tennessee State’s middle blocker Payten Clark was named Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week for the second time this season. She is one of two TSU players to win a weekly conference award this season.
The freshman is second on the team with 79 total blocks this year. Clark has been a force to be reckoned with at the net for the Tigers.
Clark recorded 20 kills, and 12 blocks over Tennessee State's two matches. She had 12 kills and 6 blocks in a win over Morehead State. Against Eastern Kentucky, she notched eight kills and six more blocks. She finished the week with a .342 hitting percentage.
The Tigers will be face Austin Peay in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Thursday Nov. 17 in Murray, KY.