WACO, Texas – Bojana Mitrovic of the University of Texas-Brownsville seized the Red River Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week award for Sept. 8-14. UTB's Vanja Joksic received the Hitter of the Week honor, while teammate Tina Sekulic was named Setter of the Week for the same dates. Heather Meeuwsen made it a sweep for UTB as the Libero of the Week. This is the third set of weekly awards for the 2014 season.
Mitrovic, a freshman outside hitter from Novi Sad, Serbia, crushed 63 kills and spurred the Ocelots to a 5-0 week including four matches at the Coca-Cola Classic in Plainview, Texas. She posted a high of 24 kills in a 3-1 victory over Wayland Baptist University (Texas), and added 17 in a 3-1 defeat of seventh-ranked Columbia College (Mo.). For the week, she posted a hitting percentage of .343 on 137 attempts with 16 errors. Mitrovic also compiled 19 digs and four service aces as #2 UTB surged to 12-1 on the season. She is among the RRAC leaders in hitting percentage (4th) and kills (3rd) this season.
WACO, Texas – Dontayveous Allen of Jarvis Christian College (Texas) earned selection as the Red River Athletic Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for Sept. 1-7, while Jazmine Garcia of Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas) collected her second consecutive women's runner of the week award over the same dates. These are the second set of awards of the 2014 season.
Allen, a sophomore from Longview, Texas, placed ninth in the University of Texas-Tyler "Braveheart" Invitational on Friday. He completed the 5K distance in a time of 16:29 in a field of 86 runners.
WACO, Texas – Ricardo Diegues of the University of Texas-Brownsville scored the Red River Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award for Sept. 1-7, while UTB's Fabio Santos received RRAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the same dates. This is the second set of awards of the 2014 season.
Diegues, a senior forward from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, poured in six goals with a pair of hat tricks in a 2-0 week for the Ocelots. He netted three goals and assisted on another en route to a 7-0 victory over McPherson College (Kan.) before recording another trio to bombard Huston-Tillotson University (Texas), 6-0. Diegues leads the RRAC in scoring with seven goals and two assists. UTB improved to 4-0 on the season.