FLORENCE, Ala. —
FLORENCE, Ala. —
Jenna Kirkwood has been named All-Region honorable mention by the American Volleyball Coaches Association in recognition of her efforts during her first season as a Lady Blazer.
Valdosta State senior linebacker Chris Pope was selected to the Daktronics Super Region 2 All-Region team in a vote of the Super Region 2 Sports Information Directors, as announced by the organization Friday.
Competition heats up soon for the Lady Blazers when Gulf South Conference rival West Florida comes to town to open up league play on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in The Complex.
A host of attack errors plagued the No. 2 Valdosta State volleyball team in the first round of the Gulf South Conference Tournament on Friday night in Pensacola, Fla., and the No. 7 North Alabama Lions took full advantage of the opportunity, as they knocked off Valdosta State with a 3-1 victory.
The VSU Lady Blazers (2-0) take the floor Saturday in a battle of undefeated teams as they host the 2-0 Georgia Southwestern Lady Hurricanes. Valdosta State men’s team will look to move to 4-0 as they host the 5-0 Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls.
Ten Valdosta State football players have been named All-Gulf South Conference, as announced by the league office on Wednesday.
The Gulf South Conference released on Tuesday morning the All-GSC picks for the 2013 season, and the Blazer Volleyball program was well represented, as both Jessica Codato and Jenna Kirkwood were honored as selections to the All-GSC First Team. In addition, Head Coach Mike Swan has been named the Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year.
The Men's Blazer basketball team won their third in a row to open the season.
In front of a crowd of nearly 1200 rowdy Blazer fans who turned out for Monday night's home opener at the Complex, the Lady Blazers delivered an offensive performance for the ages with a 96-50 win over the Eagles of Trinity Baptist.
Valdosta State overcame a slow shooting start to defeat Trinity Baptist 97-58 in non-conference men's basketball action at The Complex Monday evening.