Lamar was third in the Southland with 16 student-athletes posting perfect 4.00 GPAs
Lady Cards will not play in SLC Tournament
McCollum and Whittaker account for 20 kills in loss
McCollum makes most of return to lead LU to victory
Lady Cards return to action Saturday
Highlights from UCA vs. LAMAR VBALL (Beaumont, TX - McDonald Gym)
The lady cards begin action again this Thursday & Saturday versus ORU & UCA. (Beaumont, TX)
The Lady Cardinals play Southeastern LA this Tuesday night in the historic McDonald Gym. (Beaumont, TX)
Southeastern Lady Lions lose 3-1 to Lamar.
2011: Second Team All-Southland Honoree ... One of two players to appear in all 113 sets ... Hit .233 with a team-best 345 kills, averaging 3.05 per set to rank sixth in the SLC ... Tallied 75 digs, averaging 0.66 per set ... Added 26 service aces ... Opened season with 13 kills and seven digs against North Texas (Aug. 26) ... Hit .615 with 10 kills and four aces a day later in a win over Texas Southern (Aug. 27) ... Tallied 10 kills at a .562 rate with five digs vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 9) ... Put up 18 kills with a .552 attack percentage in win over Southeastern Louisiana (Sept. 22) ... Posted 12 more kills at a .321 clip in a win against Nicholls two days later to secure Southland Player of the Week ... Registered 17 kills at a .382 rate to lead LU to win over Northwestern State (Oct. 13) ... Set a career high with 23 kills and three service aces vs. McNeese State (Oct. 19) ... Hit .343 with 16 kills at Southeastern Louisiana (Oct. 27) ... Posted 14 kills in sweep of Nicholls (Oct. 29) ... Added 10 kills and a career-high five aces against Central Arkansas ... Put up double-digit kills in 22 matches ... Collected five or more digs on three occasions.
2010: Played in 26 matches and 92 sets for Lamar after transferring from New Mexico State ... Was sixth on the team in kills with 154 and total blocks with 39 ... Had four double-figure kill matches, including a best of 16 at Nicholls (9/23) ... Finished with 10 kills and a solid .269 attack percentage in Lamar's 3-2 home win over Texas State (9/30) ... Recorded 38 digs on the season, including a high of eight at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (10/9) ... Had four blocks at Tulsa (9/10) to establish personal best.
Personal: Major is general studies ... Enjoys reading the Bible and playing basketball and softball in her spare time ... Born on August 22, 1991, in Houston, Texas ... Daughter of Reginald Whittaker and La'Creshia Montgomery ... Sister Kierra Whittaker plays volleyball at Texas Southern.