Former Glynn Academy volleyball standout Jazmine Richardson is making her mark at the collegiate level.

The Johnson & Wales sophomore was named The Sun Conference Defender of the Week honors for the week ending Oct. 20. It’s the first weekly award of Richardson’s career. Richardson, formerly a defensive specialist at Glynn Academy, recorded 36 digs (2.40 digs per set) and 14 total blocks to help lead JMU to a 3-1 record over the week of play. The Brunswick native also tallied 12 kills and had nine service aces.

The week started with Richardson recording a career-high 13 digs and four total blocks at Johnson, and a day later, she tallied eight digs and a career-best seven total blocks (third-most in a match in school history) against Trinity Baptist before going on to notch 10 digs and two total blocks at Trinity (Fla). In the final match of the week, Richardson recorded five digs and one block at Webber International.

On the season, Richardson has registered 78 digs (1.20 dps) and 25 total blocks.

She’ll face off against her hometown team Saturday when TSC foe Coastal Georgia travels to Miami for a 2 p.m. match against JWU.

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