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      Allie Brak wins GLVC volleyball award

      For the second time this season, Truman volleyball junior Allie Brak has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference's Baden Offensive Player of the Week, announced Monday by the conference office. Brak, a recipient of the league award on Sept. 9 following the opening weekend of the 2013 season, re-wrote the record books last week as Truman went 3-0 in three GLVC road matches.

      She averaged 4.64 kills, 3.18 digs, and 0.73 blocks per set, while hitting .288 from the floor to help the Bulldogs move to the top of the GLVC West division with an 8-1 league mark. She opened the week with her fourth career 20-kill match, hitting .255 with 20 kills as Truman won 3-1 at Quincy on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

      She added 15 digs for her 36th career double-double, along with an ace, a block, and two assists. Then, on Friday (Oct. 11) night, the Texas-native was at her best against then-GLVC West co-leader Rockhurst, setting new career-highs with 27 kills and six blocks.

      She hit .308 on the night (27-7-65) and added 16 digs for her 37th career double-double.

      Brak had eight kills in Truman's 32-30 second set win, helping the Bulldogs even the match at 1-1 en route to an eventual five-set victory. Her 27 kills against RU were the most by any Truman player in the 25-point rally-scoring era, and marked the highest total in a match since Sarah Shearman recorded 26 nearly a decade ago on Sept. 15, 2004, against Central Missouri. Brak then closed the week by hitting .308 once again behind four kills on 13 swings in limited action during Truman's 3-0 sweep of William Jewell on Saturday (Oct. 12).

      She added four digs and a block during the match. On the season, Brak is Truman's leader in kills per set (3.57), having played in all 19 matches for the 14-5 Bulldogs.

      She also has recorded 976 career kills, placing her just 24 away from becoming just the 14th player all-time at Truman to reach 1,000 career kills.The Bulldogs return to Kirksville this weekend for a pair of matches against Missouri S&T (Friday, 7pm)and Drury (Saturday, 7pm) as part of Homecoming weekend.