Lucas, Music collect weekly awards

Clay Manlove

For the 10th week in a row, the Lady Toppers saw players earn individual awards as Jessica Lucas and Darby Music picked up weekly honors. 

Lucas was named Conference USA Setter of the Week for the sixth time this season after picking up 66 assists over the weekend slate, facilitating the WKU offense to sweeps over Rice and Middle Tennessee. 

Lucas also tallied 20 digs, nine kills, four aces, four blocks and a .444 hitting percentage on the weekend. 

With her award, the senior Lucas set a C-USA record with 18 individual awards during her tenure with the Lady Toppers. 

Music was awarded C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors after collecting 20 digs (3.33 digs/set) over the weekend. Music also accumulated a service ace, two assists, a 100 percent serve percentage and a 100 percent receive percentage. 

With the pair of awards, the Lady Toppers have now collected 16 individual awards on the season, Lucas with a conference-high six honors. 

After sitting at No. 25 last week, the Lady Toppers dropped back out of the AVCA Top 25 polls, coming in at No. 26. 

The Lady Toppers will travel to Denton, Tex., on Thursday evening to take on North Texas in the regular season finale. The Mean Green sits at 24-2 on the season and 11-1 in conference play, their lone conference loss coming to in a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Southern Miss. 

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