IRVING, Texas – Rice senior right side hitter Chelsey Harris was selected the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, the league office announced.
Harris, from Houston, earned her first career C-USA weekly honor by leading the Owls to a 2-0 weekend with 40 kills in eight sets (5.56 per set), all while hitting a staggering .540.
Harris, who collected a team-high 44.5 points this past weekend, tied her career-high with 25 kills (.488) in Rice’s 3-2 comeback victory over UTEP on Friday and followed up that performance with 15 more kills (.636) in only three sets vs. LA Tech on Sunday.
The 40 kills from Harris over the weekend were the most by any C-USA player, as was her .636 hitting percentage.
The Owls (9-7, 2-0) have won five consecutive matches and hit the road this weekend for a pair of games in the state of Tennessee. Rice first plays Middle Tennessee on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by a non-conference tilt against Tennessee State on Saturday at 7 p.m.