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Volleyball at Kansas Jayhawk Classic
Release: 08/30/2012
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The Sam Houston volleyball team faces three tough opponents in two days as the Bearkats participate in the University of Kansas Jayhawk Invitational in Lawrence, Kansas, Friday and Saturday.

The Kats take on host Kansas at 11:30 a.m. Friday, then meet up with Nebraksa-Omaha at 4:30 p.m. Action in the event concludes with a 9 a.m. match Saturday with Arkansas State.

The Jayhawks are looking to snap an 0-3 mark against Sam Houston. The Big 12 Jayhawks got out to a hot start, winning their first two matches of the Arkansas Invitational. In the opening weekend, Kansas swept Northwestern State and won in three against Tennessee-Martin. Host Arkansas defeated the Jayhawks in four sets in the tournament finale.

The Bearkats head to Lawrence after back-to-back hard fought five-set losses to Colorado and Texas State in their last two outings. Guided by 27-year coaching veteran Brenda Gray, SHSU was voted to finish fourth in the Southland Conference. The Bearkats are led by All-Preseason Team selections Kim Black and Kaylee Hawkins (first team) and Kendall Cleveland (second team).

In their last time out, Hawkins led the Bearkats with 16 kills to help SHSU force five sets before dropping the match at Texas State on Tuesday. Hawkins leads the team with 3.20 kills per set, while sophomore Deveney Wells-Gibson paces the kill-mark with 55. Junior setter Tayler Gray has started all 18 sets and holds a 9.39 assists per set average.

Led by first-year head coach David Rehr, the Arkansas State Red Wolves were picked second in the Sun Belt's Western Division preseason poll. ASU went 1-2 in its debut weekend at the Rice Invitational, defeating the host team in four sets but fell to BYU and Air Force. On Tuesday, ASU rolled past C-USA member, Memphis, never allowing the Tigers to pass the 20-point mark in all three sets.

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