CHICAGO – Helping lead the Saint Xavier University women's volleyball team to a 10-3 record and a perfect mark of 6-0 in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) play, senior Kelly Knudsen (Oak Lawn, Ill./Oak Lawn Community) was named the World Hyundai-Saint Xavier University Athlete of the Month for her impressive play over the month of September. Knudsen, an outside hitter for the Cougars, will be publicly honored with a certificate from World Hyundai Matteson prior to tomorrow night's volleyball match against Ashford University (Iowa). She also becomes the first SXU athlete to earn this distinction.
Knudsen totaled 153 kills, 110 digs, 15 total blocks and 13 service aces over the 30-day period. Playing in all 44 of Saint Xavier's sets on the month, she averaged 3.48 kills, 2.50 digs and 3.97 points per set. Knudsen posted double-digit kill totals in seven of SXU's 13 matches in September. Her best outing came on September 1 when she tallied 18 kills, 12 digs, four service aces and three block assists in a victory over Siena Heights University (Mich.). In that match, she served 13 straight points, including four aces, to help the Cougars take the second set by a score of 25-7. In addition to her impressive statistics, Knudsen also received the CCAC Volleyball Player of the Week award on September 3.
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