For Immediate Release: October 31, 2005
Contact: Thomas Moore II (
Phone: 607-777-2956

Strong named America East Conference Volleyball Rookie of the Week

America East Conference Release

VESTAL, N.Y.--Freshman outside hitter Brianna Strong (Elkhart, Ind.) has been named the America East Conference Volleyball Rookie of the Week for Oct. 24-Oct. 30. This marks the second time in this season she has received this honor, she earned the honor for the week of Sept. 19-Sept. 25.

Strong recorded team-highs of 4.00 kills and 4.34 points per game this past week, she also tied a team-high 3.17 digs per game this past week in six games. Over the two matches, she hit .302 (24-8-53). In the match on Friday against New Hampshire, Strong came off the bench in the second game to finish with 10 kills and nine digs. Sunday against Hartford she produced a match- and career-high 14 kills as well as a match-high 10 digs to help Binghamton clinch a berth in the America East Championship for the second consecutive year.

Binghamton (16-10, 8-1 AE) will host two of its final three regular season matches. On Friday the Bearcats will host Stony Brook in the West Gym at 7 p.m.

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