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Craycraft Earns Second Straight Weekly Honor
Liberty freshman setter Jade Craycraft was named the Big South Freshman of the Week for the second straight week, after helping the Lady Flames to a 2-1 record at the UVA Holiday Inn Jefferson Cup in Charlottesville, Va.
Craycraft becomes the first Liberty player to garner the award for two consecutive weeks since Nicki Scripko took the honor four straight times in 2007. Additionally, she is the second player in Big South history, and the first since 2003, to win the award for the first two weeks of her collegiate career.
Craycraft dished out 115 assists to average 10.45 assists per set, and was named to the all-tournament team along with senior outside hitter Karyl Bacon. It was the second consecutive all-tournament berth to start the Buckeye State native's career.
She got her weekend started with 47 assists, six digs and three blocks as Liberty downed George Washington, 3-1 in match one on Sept. 3. She followed that effort with 32 assists and three blocks against the homestanding Virginia Cavaliers in match two. She closed out the tournament with 36 assists and seven digs in a 3-1 win over North Florida.
Craycraft is currently ranked second among Big South players in both assists (averaging 10.17 per match) and service aces (11).
The Lady Flames (4-2) are back in action this weekend, competing in the Elon Phoenix Classic in Elon, N.C. Liberty's first match is Friday at 11:30 a.m., when the Lady Flames face off against Stetson.