September 12, 2013

Ferris State's Alexis Huntey Tabbed As GLIAC Player Of Week

Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University sophomore outside hitter Alexis Huntey (Stanwood/Morley-Stanwood) was rewarded for a successful start to her Bulldog career by earning Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division Player of the Week honors.

The announcement was made by the league office following the first week of regular-season play last weekend.

Huntey had an impressive debut weekend for the Bulldogs at the Ferris State Invitational. The George Washington University transfer earned all-tournament team recognition after hitting a strong .306 for the weekend as the Bulldogs recorded a 3-1 record with the lone loss coming to highly-ranked Washburn. 

Huntey hit .244 or better in all four of her outings, including twice at .343 or higher.  She posted 15 kills in three matches with 13 in the season opener.  In addition, she twice had more than 10 digs and averaged 4.46 kills and 2.92 digs set. 

A local product who attended Morley-Stanwood High School, Huntey transferred to FSU at the semester break and began classes last winter after playing her initial collegiate season as a freshman at George Washington University last fall. 

Huntey played in 18 matches and made 12 starts for GW in 2012 as the Colonials posted a 10-18 overall record along with a 7-7 mark in the Atlantic 10 Conference.  She tallied 300 assists with 89 digs, 54 kills, 29 blocks and eight service aces in her initial season at the Washington, D.C.-based institution.

Huntey's older sister, Ashley, wrapped up her standout Bulldog career in 2011 as a three-time All-GLIAC and GLIAC All-Academic Team honoree who claimed American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division II All-America Third Team recognition in her final season after leading the Bulldogs to the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional semifinals and a GLIAC North Division Championship. 

This weekend, the nationally 23rd-ranked Bulldogs will take part in the Petty Martin Challenge hosted by Central Missouri on Friday and Saturday (Sept. 13-14) in Warrensburg, Mo.  FSU will face Winona State (Minn.) in the opening match on Friday starting at 1 p.m. (ET).

Following the Winona State match, the Bulldogs square off against host and nationally seventh-ranked Central Missouri on Friday evening at 7 p.m. (ET).  The Bulldogs then will battle Pittsburg State (Kan.) and Emporia State (Kan.) on Saturday at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.

FSU opens GLIAC action at home next week against Northwood (Sept. 20) and Hillsdale (Sept. 21) at the Ewigleben Sports Arena. 

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