Hamson named co-player of the month

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah—Opposite hitter Jennifer Hamson led her team to an 11-1 record in September matches, earning her a West Coast Conference Co-Player of the Month award.

Hamson totaled 147 kills during the month at 3.67 per set. Hamson also recorded a double-double, with 15 kills and 11 digs against Portland State. She hit .316 for the month and averaged 1.15 blocks. No. 22 in the nation for points per set, Hamson contributes an average 4.93 points for the No. 16 Cougars.

The 6-foot-7 junior has earned two WCC Player of the Week awards since the start of the season. She helped BYU to three upsets of top-25 teams during the month, pushing the Cougars to their first top-25 ranking since 2008.

Hamson was named MVP of two of the three invitationals BYU played in during September and was named to the all-tournament team of the third.

Also named co-player of the month is Loyola Marymount’s Kathleen Luft, who averaged 4.16 kills per set during September.

BYU is in action Thursday at 7 p.m. PDT in Los Angeles, taking on Loyola Marymount on the Lions’ home court.