SHAWNEE – After a dominating weekend against Harding and Arkansas Tech, Malia Leatherland has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week. It is the first time a Bison has been named the national player of the week since moving to Division II.
Leatherland, a Broken Arrow native, adds to her haul of awards this week after picking up Offensive Player of the Week honors from the Great American Conference on Monday. The junior averaged 5.86 kills/set while swinging an impressive .423 on 78 attack attempts. Displaying a completeness to her game, Leatherland also chipped in with 3.43 digs/set and three block assists.
Oklahoma Baptist heads into a clash of conference titans on Thursday against Southwestern Oklahoma State riding a five-match winning streak and are winners of 17 of their last 18 contests. First serve against the Bulldogs is set for 7 p.m. in Weatherford.