Jayden James wins SWAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications:

| Grambling State University sophomore outside hitter Jayden James was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Thursday.

James, playing in her first two matches for Grambling State last weekend at the Saluki Bash, recorded 24 total kills as the Lady Tigers went 1-1. The Chandler, Ariz. native logged also logged eight digs, four service aces and one block. In a four-set victory over Southern Illinois, James finished with 15 kills in 29 total attacks, with just three errors.

Alabama State’s Temperance Chatman was selected the defensive player of the week, while Damassy Thompson, of Jackson State, and Kylee Owens, of Prairie View A&M, garnered setter and newcomer of the week accolades.

Grambling State continues its road swing with three matches at the University of North Alabama (UNA) Volleyball Classic in Florence, Ala., this weekend. The Lady Tigers will play host North Alabama at noon on Friday, a match streamed live on ESPN+, followed by a 3 p.m. contest against New Orleans. GSU concludes tournament play at 11 a.m. on Saturday against Lamar.

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