WACO, TEXAS (Oct. 9, 2017) - Marina Martinez (JR/McAllen, Texas) of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) merited recognition as the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Defender of the Week for Oct. 2-8. This is the seventh set of conference awards for the 2017 volleyball season.
Martinez also received Defender of the Week honors on Aug. 28 and Sept. 11.
Martinez averaged 5.7 digs per set to lead OLLU to a 2-2 week that included a victory over Huston-Tillotson University (HT) that gave the Saints sole possession of first place in the RRAC. The junior defensive specialist compiled 85 digs for the week including 18 in the 3-1 win over HT and a high of 25 in a 3-1 loss to the Saint Thomas University. Martinez committed only two receiving errors in 21 total attempts. She leads the conference with 305 digs and 4.4 digs per set. OLLU stands alone at 7-0 in the RRAC with a 12-7 mark overall.