NASHVILLE --- Rachel Henderson was named adidas Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week for her performance against crosstown rivals, the Belmont Bruins and the Eastern Illinois Panthers.
Henderson recorded a career-high 21 kills, committing just four errors for a .425 hitting percentage, against Eastern Illinois. In the four-set match, Henderson put down three solo blocks and three assisted. The Panola College transfer had 18 kills, seven blocks and 21.5 points versus the Bruins. For the week, she had 39 kills, .392 hitting percentage and 13 blocks.
This marks the first OVC weekly honors for Henderson and the first of the season for Big Blue.