Gurtiza wins MAC honor in season debut

The Chippewas volleyball team fell to Miami 3-2 March 27 in McGuirk Arena.

After her first weekend of competitive action as part of the Central Michigan Volleyball team, freshman Libero Aly Gurtiza was awarded Mid-American Conference west division Defensive Player of the Week.

During the Chippewas dominant win over Bradley on Aug. 27, Gurtiza recorded 29 digs and six assists. She finished the weekend with 19 digs and six assists against DePaul and 21 digs against Southeast Missouri State.

CMU returns to McGuirk Arena on Friday, Sept. 3 for the Chippewa Invitational and faces North Dakota at 12:30 p.m. and Butler at 7:30 p.m.