Gulf Coast Athletic Conference names SUNO’s Privat, Stojijkovic Volleyball Players of the Week

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NEW ORLEANS ( – The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference office announced today the GCAC Volleyball Players of the Week for the eleventh week of the 2015 season. Regular season co-champion Southern University at New Orleans claimed two of the final three awards, with Ana Privat named Defender of the Week and Marija Stojijkovic selected as Setter of the Week. Kaylin Davison of Edward Waters was the choice for Attacker of the Week.

GCAC Attacker of the Week: Kaylin Davison, EDWARD WATERS (SO, OH, Columbus, Ohio)

Kaylin Davison earns her first Attacker of the Week award of the season, making her the 11th different student-athlete to be so honored this year. Davison helped the Lady Tigers pick up two win, four-set victories over Beneadict and Talladega. In the three matches she posted 38 total kills along with 37 digs. Against Beneadict the sophomore had 11 kills and 20 digs. The conference leader in aces per set (0.6) added four to her season total.

GCAC Defender of the Week: Ana Privat, SUNO (SR, DS/L, Belgrade, Serbia)

Ana Privat earns her fifth Defender of the Week award of the season after capping her home career with 28 digs in a 3-0 win over Dillard. The victory gave SUNO a share of the GCAC regular season championship for the first time in program history. Her 28 digs gave Privat 12 matches with 20 digs or more, including five of her last six. She finishes the regular season with 1513 career digs and sits nine digs away from back to back seasons of at least 500 digs.

GCAC Setter of the Week: Marija Stojijkovic, SUNO (FR, S, Belgrade, Serbia)

Marija Stojijkovic claims her sixth Setter of the Week award of the season, the most for any player in the conference this year. Stojijkovic posted 30 assists against Dillard, adding six digs and three aces as well. She has tallied 30 or more digs ten times in 2015.

Previous Attackers of the Week

11/3 Ruby Hunt-Thompson, Xavier

10/27 Johnee LeBlanc, SUNO

10/20 Autumn Trimble, Philander Smith

10/13 Ty Howard, Dillard

10/6 Shelby Stewart, Dillard

9/29 Shannon Jones, SUNO

9/22 Adriana Titonea, SUNO

9/15 Taylor Reuther, Xavier

9/8 Zyra Wright, Philander Smith

9/1 Carolyne Edwards, Tougaloo

Previous Defenders of the Week

11/3 Kayla Cole, Tougaloo

10/27 Ana Privat, SUNO

10/20 Victoria Hicks, Philander Smith

10/13 Darian Harris, Xavier

10/6 Ana Privat, SUNO

9/29 Ana Privat, SUNO

9/22 Ana Privat, SUNO

9/15 Demetria Horton, Dillard

9/8 Darian Harris, Xavier

9/1 Darian Harris, Xavier

Previous Setters of the Week

11/3 Franziska Pirkl, Xavier

10/27 Marija Stojijkovic, SUNO

10/20 Marija Stojijkovic, SUNO

10/13 Franziska Pirkl, Xavier

10/6 Marija Stojijkovic, SUNO

9/29 Marija Stojijkovic, SUNO

9/22 Marija Stojijkovic, SUNO

9/15 Franziska Pirkl, Xavier

9/8 Samantha Moore, Philander Smith

9/1 Franziska Pirkl, Xavier

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