Spotlight Bleu Devil
November 9, 2016

NEW ORLEANS ( – Dillard University defensive specialist Demetria Horton has been selected as the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Defender of the Week as well as Dillard University Athlete of the Week for games competed on the week of October 31-November 6.

Horton, a senior from Dallas, Texas, claims her fifth and final Defender of the Week award after helping her team to a 1-1 week at the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Volleyball tournament. In the quarter-final round against Edward Waters College, Horton produced 11 digs and one ace as her team defeated the Lady Tigers in a 3-set sweep.

In the semi-final round against Talladega College, Horton produced 26 digs, two kills and one assist in what proved to be her last game as a Lady Bleu Devil as Dillard fell to the Lady Tornadoes in an exciting five sets after leading two sets to one. For the week, Horton averaged 4.63 digs per set and had a reception percentage of .931.