Published 11:37 pm Monday, October 24, 2016

Lamar sports information

BEAUMONT — After dominating during a busy three-match week for the Lamar volleyball squad, senior outside hitter Chelsea Grant was voted as the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon.

Grant, native of Killeen is the first volleyball SLC Player of the Week from LU (5-17, 5-5 Southland) this season, and did it with a staggering 62 kills on the week. Her mark averaged out to 5.64 kills per set, which jumped her to the top of the league’s best hitter. Her 3.69 season average took over the top spot, holding a slim lead over Houston Baptist’s Bailey Banks (3.65).

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I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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