FRISCO, Texas (Press Release) – Stephen F. Austin senior Justice Walker captured the first Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week nod of the 2016 season following a strong opening movement to her final collegiate campaign.
A middle blocker out of Fort Worth, Texas, Walker lived up to her Preseason All-Southland Conference First Team selection through the Ladyjacks' first three matches of the 2016 season. Of the 24.0 total blocks amassed by SFA during their three-match schedule at the Country Inn & Suites Green Bay Invitational, Walker accounted for just under one-third of them. She totaled 15 block assists over ten sets which translates to a Southland Conference-leading blocks per set average of 1.50.
Walker's splendid front row play was a big reason why the Ladyjacks won their first two matches of the season for the first time since 2013 and closed out the weekend with a 2-1 showing. In addition to her defense, the senior also added 22 kills (2.20 per set) on the strength of a .333 hitting percentage that currently stands as the sixth-best in the Southland Conference.
For her efforts, Walker carved out a spot for herself on the All-Tournament Team.