Nov. 2, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. -
After a brief road stint to Waco, Texas Wednesday, the Kansas volleyball team (10-14, 3-11 Big 12) returns home to the Horejsi Family Athletics Center Saturday night for a 7 p.m. match up with the 18th ranked Oklahoma Sooners (18-6, 10-4 Big 12).
Dig For the Cure
Saturday is Kansas' second annual "Dig For the Cure." Volunteers will be on hand to collect donations and a running total of KU digs will be announced after each game. The Jayhawks have been collecting pledges for digs and helping raise awareness and recognition for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation throughout October -- National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year's "Dig For the Cure" match raised over $2,500. Fans can download a pledge sheet by visiting www.kuathletics.com and clicking on the volleyball homepage.
Jayhawks At A Glance
Kansas has hit a rough spot in the season dropping its last six matches, four of which were on the road and three of which went more than three games. The team is hitting just .172 during conference play despite an impressive, team-leading .303 clip from junior Natalie Uhart. Uhart also boasts a team-best 1.19 blocks per game, 10th best in the Big 12.
Senior Emily Brown adds 2.78 kpg and has proven to be KU's most versatile player also adding a team-high 6.51 assists per game, while chipping in 2.80 digs per game. Freshman Melissa Manda continues to be a constant on defense digging up 4.00 balls per contest.