Abshire, Henry Win A-10 Awards
Mary Henry won her third A-10 Rookie of the Week award

Sept. 24, 2012

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Atlantic 10 Conference had announced that Duquesne's Patti Abshire and Mary Henry have been named Defensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week respectively.

Abshire, who wins her first-ever DPOW away, finished the week with 52 digs (17 vs. Pittsburgh, 24 vs. VCU and 11 vs. Charlotte). A 2011 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team member, Abshire is currently fifth in the A-10 with 233 digs.

Henry, who wins her third Rookie of the Week award of the year, recorded match-highs in all three of the Dukes' wins (37 vs. Pittsburgh, 42 vs. VCU and 22 vs. Charlotte). She is currently third in the A-10 with 579 assists.

Duquesne, winners of four straight matches, will embark on a four-match road trip beginning on Sept. 28th at Saint Louis. The following day, the Dukes travel to A-10 newcomer Butler. Oct. 5th Duquesne travels to George Washington before heading to Morgantown to face West Virginia the next day. The next home match is Oct. 12th versus Temple.




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