Jones, Martinez Named LSU Athletes of the Week

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Jones, Martinez Named LSU Athletes of the Week

BATON ROUGE — Safety Chad Jones and volleyball’s Elena Martinez were named the LSU Male and Female Athletes of the Week on Wednesday following a vote by a local media panel.

Jones had four tackles, a pair of sacks and forced a fumble in LSU’s come from behind road win over No. 17 Alabama on Saturday. The freshman from Baton Rouge registered his second sack of the game with under two minutes left in the contest. The hit resulted in a fumble that led to LSU’s game-winning TD.

Martinez led the Tigers to a pair of crucial road wins over SEC foes Kentucky and Tennessee last week. The libero from New Orleans, La., was credited with an astounding 53 digs over the two-game stretch which earned her the school record mark for digs in a season and moved her into the SEC’s top five in the same category.

In addition, Martinez tied her own school record for digs in a match with 34 versus Kentucky. She also committed just two receiving errors in 81 total attempts to record a near-perfect .975 receiving percentage.