Davis named Horizon League defense player of the week

Tribune Staff • Sep 28, 2017 at 12:36 AM

Grand Haven native and Oakland University redshirt junior Krysteena Davis has already made her mark on the OU volleyball program and added Horizon League defensive player of the week honors to her resume after her performance through the opening weekend of the conference season.

Davis averaged 2.38 blocks per set in the Horizon League’s opening weekend, Sept. 22-23. She recorded 11 blocks on Saturday against Milwaukee, marking the second time this season she has eclipsed 11 blocks in a game, making her the league leader so far.

Her 64 total blocks this season ranks her 24th nationally in the statistic.

After redshirting for the 2014 season, Davis played a limited role for the Golden Grizzlies in 2015, playing in 19 sets over 12 matches. She recorded 10 kills and seven blocks on the season.

The middle hitter burst onto the scene and into the Oakland record books last year. In 2016, Davis broke the Oakland school record for single-season blocks and block assists, registering 143 total blocks and 133 block assists. She also appeared in a school-record 125 sets and led the team in blocks with 1.14, which ranks fifth all-time in a single season and was fourth in the Horizon League.

She finished 2016 ranked 46th in the NCAA in total blocks and jumped into Oakland’s top-10 performances with a .667 hitting percentage against Green Bay, good for seventh-place all time and a 10-block performance against Milwaukee, ranking ninth all-time for a single-game performance.

At Grand Haven, the 2013 graduate was a three-year letterwinner for coach Aaron Smaka, a finalist for Miss Volleyball in her senior season, earned two All-State selections, three All-Region, -Conference and –Area selections, and took home three district and one regional title with the Bucs.

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