WESTWOOD, Mass.—Babson College senior Abby Beecher (Pittsford, N.Y.) was chosen as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.
Beecher led the team with 57 digs and a 4.75 digs per set average in a 4-0 week for Babson. She recorded 15 digs in a three-set sweep of Emerson on Tuesday, and needed to make just five in Thursday's 3-0 win at UMass Dartmouth as the Corsairs were limited to a -.014 hitting percentage. On Saturday, Beecher totaled 17 digs in a 3-0 victory over Smith and contributed 20 more in another three-set sweep of Keene State.
Beecher, who became the 10th player in program history to surpass 1,000 digs last week, currently ranks second in the NEWMAC in digs per set (4.55).
Babson (10-4, 4-0 NEWMAC) returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Coast Guard at 12 p.m.