Bane Named Marshall Athlete of the Week


Sammie Bane

Sammie Bane

Nov. 28, 2011

Sammie Bane has been named Marshall Athlete of the Week for leading the Marshall Volleyball program to a 2-0 week, with wins over East Carolina and West Virginia to end the 2011 season.

Bane recorded 87 assists during the week at the setter position and averaged 12.43 assists per set in the two matches. Recently, the Brownstown, Ind. native eclipsed the 1,000 assist mark in her freshman season and finished the year with 1,174 assists. She also was recently selected to the All-C-USA Freshman team for her accomplishments in the 2011 season.

Bane leads the team in double-doubles this season with 14. She posted double-double figures in the last five matches of the season. Against East Carolina, she finished the contest with 37 assists and 23 digs and in the Golden Ball match against West Virginia, Bane marked 50 assists and 12 digs.

Bane and her teammates end the 2011 season with a 10-21 record overall and a 8-12 standing in Conference USA play.