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Montana Tech's Sabrina Hopcroft named NAIA defender of the week

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 19:27:17-05

(Editor's note: Montana Tech media release)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA announced that Montana Tech's Sabrina Hopcroft is the NAIA National Defender of the Week.

Hopcroft, a 5-foot-7 senior libero, helped lead the Orediggers to a 2-0 record this week and the top seed going into the Frontier Conference Tournament in Great Falls this weekend. The Orediggers downed Carroll College 3-1 and swept Lewis-Clark State to finish the regular season.

Hopcroft averaged 10.14 digs per set over the two matches. Hopcroft recorded 53 digs in four sets against Carroll, breaking a school record.

The national honor is the second for the Orediggers this year and in the past two weeks. McKenna Kaelber received the national award as a setter last week.

No. 17 Montana Tech receives a bye in the first round of the conference tournament, which starts Friday. The Orediggers will play the lowest seed left in the tournament in the semifinals on Saturday.