Senior Jenelle Hudson one kill away from a triple-double in the win.
The senior transfer averaged two blocks per set over the first two matches of Big West play.
No. 25 Long Beach State improves to 2-0 in Big West play with 3-1 win over UC Irvine.
Nele Barber had 16 kills, 13 digs and 5 blocks to lead the Beach.
Senior Hayley Benson finishes with 11 kills on .417 hitting.
Ball State (2014): Earned third letter at Ball State … American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Midwest Region Honorable Mention … Capital One Academic All-District V Second Team … First Team All-Mid-American Conference … MAC Distinguished Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete … Academic All-MAC ... four-time MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 8, Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 20) …started all 30 matches and played in all 119 sets … finished the season ranked first in the MAC with a .368 attack percentage, while her .433 rate of success in league-only play also led the conference … smashed a career-high 19 kills versus Western Michigan (Nov. 1), part of a team-best 20 matches she recorded double-digit kills … tallied 18 kills at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 8), while recording 17 versus South Alabama (Sept. 6) … her .667 (12-0-18) hitting percentage versus Kent State (Oct. 18) ties as the 19th-best single match mark in program history for a player with 15-or-more attempts in a match, and ties her career-best effort set in 2013 … hit .400-or-better in 15 matches … put together a string of three consecutive matches with no attack errors, hitting .609 (14-0-23) at Buffalo (Oct. 11), .400 (10-0-25) versus Ohio (Oct. 17) and .667 against the Golden Flashes … led Ball State with a 0.88 blocks-per-set average, including earning at least one block in all 30 matches … posted a season-high seven total blocks versus Northern Colorado (Aug. 30), while recording four-or-more blocks in 14 matches … served up a career-high three aces at Western Michigan (Sept. 26), while adding two in three other matches ... collected a career-best seven digs versus Missouri State (Sept. 12) … VCU Invitational All-Tournament Team … UniWyo Cowgirl Classic All-Tournament Team … Preseason All-MAC West Division.
2013: Earned second letter at Ball State … First Team All-Mid-American Conference … Academic All-MAC … MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 23) … MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 5) … played in all 32 matches, earning 31 starts, to help Ball State claim a share of the MAC West Division title … saw action in 115 of a possible 116 sets … ranked third in the conference with a .353 hitting percentage … her .667 (10-0-15) hitting percentage versus Austin Peay (Aug. 30) ties as the 19th-best single match mark in program history for a player who records 15-or-more attempts in a match … hit .400-or-better in 13 matches … smashed a career-best 17 kills versus Toledo (Nov. 7) … recorded 16 kills at USF (Aug 31) and at Western Michigan (Nov. 16) … blasted double-digit kills in 11 matches, including two of BSU’s first three outings on the year … tallied at least three kills in every match she played … posted a career-high 14 total blocks versus SMU (Sept. 21) which ties as the fifth-best single match total in program history, with her five solo blocks in the contest tying for 11th on Ball State’s single match charts … collected at least one block in 31 matches, with four-or-more on 11 occasions … College of Charleston Holiday Inn Classic All-Tournament Team … USF Tournament All-Tournament Team.
2012: Earned first letter at Ball State … played in 21 matches, earning eight starts … saw action in 54 sets … ripped a season-high 10 kills versus Kent State (Oct. 12), while also finishing the match with a season-best .500 (10-1-18) attack percentage … added eight kills against Ohio (Oct. 13) and at Bowling Green (Oct. 19) … recorded at least one kill in 16 matches, with five-or-more seven times … added a season-best six block assists in the win over the Falcons … tallied at least one block assists in 10 matches, finishing the season with 22 … collected a career-best six digs at Buffalo (Oct. 27).
2011: Sat out the season at a redshirt.
Hilliard Bradley HS: Earned four letters in volleyball at Hilliard Bradley High School for Coach RyAnne Ufferman ... helped guide the Jaguars to a 17-7 overall record her senior year, while earning honorable mention All-Ohio accolades ... also earned First Team All-Ohio Capital Conference and First Team All-OCC Central Division honors her senior season ... helped lead HBHS to an 18-6 overall record as a First Team All-OCC selection her junior season ... also played volleyball for the Elite Volleyball Training Center where she was coached by Randy Cline.
Personal: Maintains a 3.905 grade-point average, including a perfect 4.0 GPA over the last three semesters, as a marketing major ... born Aug. 15, 1993 in Columbus, Ohio ... daughter of Steve and Melissa Benson ... has one sister, Raimey ... full name is Hayley Christine Benson.
Kills: 19, vs. Western Michigan (11/1/14)
Total Attacks: 43, vs. Missouri State (9/12/14)
Digs: 7, vs. Missouri State (9/12/14)
Aces: 3, at Western Michigan (9/26/14)
Total Blocks: 14, vs. SMU (9/21/13)
* 2012-14 stats at Ball State
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