Winston-Salem State Lady Rams senior middle blocker De Ann Smith was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Volleyball Player of the Week on Wednesday, Nov. 7.
The honor marked the first of the season for Smith, who stepped up her efforts for her team.
Smith had a strong week for the team with 24 kills and 11 blocks (four solo) in four matches for the Lady Rams. She began the week on a high note, leading the team to a three-set win over the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls. The win solidified the team’s place as the third-place team in the CIAA Southern Division and put them within reach of tying for second place in the division.
The Lady Rams will next take the court at the 2012 CIAA Volleyball Championship Tournament at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, Va. The tournament will be held from Nov. 16–18.