UNIONTOWN, Ohio – Baldwin Wallace University senior All-Ohio Athletic Conference middle hitter Nikolette Scruggs (Barberton) has been selected as the OAC Volleyball Player of the Week for the first time her career.
Scruggs, who is the second straight BW volleyball player to earn the OAC's weekly accolade, led the Yellow Jackets to five victories last week, including winning four of five matches in straight sets. She was named to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) and OAC Crossover All-Tournament team for the second straight year. Scruggs has now been tabbed to three all-tournament teams this season and has been named to five in her career.
She was responsible for 57 of the team's 222 kills as well as 10 of the 21 blocks. Scruggs hit a team-best .382 for the week and tallied six digs and three service aces.
This season, she has appeared and started in all 19 matches. Scruggs is fifth in the OAC in total kills and is sixth in kills per set with 2.77. She has recorded 54 digs, 34 blocks, 25 service aces and six assists.
For her career, Scruggs has appeared in 49 matches and 160 sets and has tallied 384 kills, 137 digs, 100 blocks, 52 service aces and 11 assists.
BW, who has won eight straight matches and has a record of 18-1, is off to its best start since the 2006 season when the team started that season at 18-2. The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Saturday, October 1 when they open up OAC action against Marietta College in the Ursprung Gymnasium inside the Lou Higgins Center at 1 p.m.