A Pella alumna earned honors for her play in college. Jenna Murphy, playing at Iowa Wesleyan, was honored as the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week. Murphy helped lead the Tigers to their first three wins of the season over the weekend. The Tigers beat North Central University 3-2, Mt. Mary College 3-1, and Silver Lake College 3-2. Murphy led the defense in their first match against Knox College with a high of 40 digs last Wednesday. Murphy went on to record 24 digs in their first match of the weekend, 22 digs in their second, 17 in the third, and 15 in the fourth. She totaled 78 digs and has tallied 118 so far for the season, and averages just over six digs per set. Murphy also had 22 service aces for the Tigers.