Meghan Zimmerman earns GLVC award

Truman State University volleyball setter Meghan Zimmerman was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference's Defensive Player of the Week on Monday following a 3-0 week by the Bulldogs from Sept. 30-Oct. 6.

Zimmerman averaged 9.90 assists, 3.20 digs, and 1.30 kills per set for the nationally-ranked Truman volleyball team during the three-match stretch.

She led the team in assists and tied for the team-lead in digs per set during a week that began with a 46-assist, eight-dig effort at former MIAA-rival Missouri Western on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Then, she posted her 32nd and 33rd career double-doubles at home during the weekend in a pair of three-set sweeps against Missouri-St. Louis and Maryville.

She recorded six kills, 28 assists, and 12 digs against UMSL on Friday, Oct. 4 before posting four kills, 25 assists, and 12 digs against Maryville on Saturday, Oct. 5.

She added a service ace in all three matches, and was the server behind a 15-0 Bulldog second set run against Maryville.

Monday's announcement marked the third time that Zimmerman has been named a conference player of the week, having earned MIAA Specialist of the Week honors in back-to-back weeks last season.

She is the second Bulldog to be named a GLVC volleyball player of the week this season (Allie Brak, Sept. 9).

The Bulldogs return to action on Tuesday (Oct. 8) night for a league match at Quincy (Ill.). First serve is set for 7:00 pm.