Tatyana Battle Named WAC Volleyball Offensive Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO – New Mexico State volleyball's Tatyana Battle was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is the senior's first WAC honor this season and third of her career as an Aggie.

Battle averaged 3.47 points and 3.25 kills last week, helping NM State to a 4-0 record. She was named MVP of the Borderland/SpringHill Suites Invitational after playing in every set of every match including a pair of five-set victories. In the Aggies' five-set win over Montana, she posted a double-double with 16 kills and 12 digs. When handing Arizona its only loss this season, Battle finished the match with 14 kills and eight digs and held her composure when it mattered most, clinching match point with a kill off the Wildcat blockers. Against rival UTEP, the outside hitter led the team with 13 kills to go along with five digs, two assists, one block and a service ace.

The Aggies travel to Tucson, Ariz., for the Wildcat Classic from Sept. 14-15. NM State faces off against UC Davis, UT Martin and host Arizona at the weekend tournament.