Lauren Kirch, freshman middle blocker, was named the Sun Belt Conference's Freshman of the Week. Kirch recorded a team-high 41 kills and 48.5 points in the Houston Cougar Classic. Kirch, rotating between middle blocker and right side hitter, is sixth in the conference with 3.15 kills per set.
Kirch recorded 14 kills in the team's five set victory against Lamar and 19 kills in the four set victory against Houston. Her hitting percentage, 26 percent, is third on the team behind Ali Gonzales, senior setter, and Jordan Moore, sophomore setter. Kirch added 14 digs and eight blocks in three games.
Texas State plays Baylor in their home opener, Sept. 3, before the Delta Zeta Classic begins, with matchups against Wichita State, UTSA, Abilene Christian and North Texas.