TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts volleyball team will begin Summit League play this weekend as the Golden Eagles travel to North Dakota State and South Dakota on Friday and Sunday, respectively. It is the opening weekend of league play, but the Golden Eagles (8-6) enter with the second most wins in the league this year, only trailing South Dakota (11-2).
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► ORU enters Summit League play this weekend at 8-6 and coming off a thrilling 3-0 sweep of Arkansas in the home opener. It was the third win in a row for ORU inside the series against the Razorbacks and came in front of a Aerobics Center record crowd of 1,272 fans.
► Laura Milos has continued her success on the court from last season. The junior leads the nation in four categories and ranks in the top-10 nationally in five. The Porec, Croatia sits atop the NCAA in kills per set (5.86), service aces (49), aces per set (1.0), points per set (7.03) and total points (344.5). She also ranks 12th in triple doubles (1).
► For her efforts during the Tulsa Invitational, Milos was tabbed to the All-Tournament Team, her fourth such award of the season. She finished the Invitational with 69 kills, 10 aces and a .222 attacking percentage.
► One constant for the Golden Eagles this year has been the play of its setter in Lucija Bojanjac. Bojanjac leads the team with 492 assists on the year and ranks well nationally at No. 47, while coming in second in The Summit League. With her performance against Arkansas, Bojanjac joined the 3,000 assists club and now has 3,029 on the season.
► Both Milos and Bojanjac continue to move up the ORU career leaderboards. Milos went up two places to sixth all-time now with 1,349 career kills. Bojanjac is now fifth in career assists with 2,996 during her three-year career.
► As a team, Oral Roberts leads the country in service aces with 116 on the season. The team averages 2.27 aces per set in its aggressive style of offense led by Laura Milos who leads the nation with 49.
► The Summit League named Laura Milos the League's Offensive Player of the Week after the Central Arkansas Invitational and again after the Tulsa Invitational. With two honors already in her junior season, she sits third all-time in Summit League history with eight weekly awards.
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