Rivera Ortiz Named OVC Defensive Player of the Week
Monday, October 15, 2018
Rivera Ortiz Named OVC Defensive Player of the Week

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. --- Freshman Gina Rivera Ortiz has been named Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.

After week four of conference play, the libero from Lajas, Puerto Rico racked up a season-high 37 digs against Murray State, followed by an impressive 27 dig performance against conference-leader Austin Peay.

Over the weekend, Rivera Ortiz finished with 64 digs, averaging 7.11 per set, placing her 56th in the nation in digs per set and third in the league. 

Rivera Ortiz and the Tigers will be back in action Friday at UT Martin for a 6 p.m. match at the Skyhawk Fieldhouse.

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