MATCH 11: Central Arkansas (8-2) at Arkansas State (5-5)
Thursday, Sept. 13 • 6:30 p.m. CDT
First National Bank Arena • Jonesboro, Ark.
Series: A-State leads 23-2
Live Stats: AStateStats.com; Live Video: Red Wolves Digital Network

MATCH 12: Southern Illinois (3-7) at Arkansas State (5-5)
Friday, Sept. 14 • 6:30 p.m. CDT
First National Bank Arena • Jonesboro, Ark.
Series: A-State leads 10-3
Live Stats: AStateStats.com; Live Video: Red Wolves Digital Network 

MATCH 13: Jackson State (1-7) at Arkansas State (5-5)
Saturday, Sept. 15 • 1:00 p.m. CDT
First National Bank Arena • Jonesboro, Ark.
Series: A-State leads 6-1
Live Stats:AStateStats.com; Live Video: Red Wolves Digital Network

QUICK DIGS
This season is the 44th year of volleyball at Arkansas State and A-State has an all-time mark of 1,030-524-5 (.662) and had the 19th most wins in Division I and was tied for the 25th best winning percentage in Division I history entering the 2018 campaign.
A-State went 3-1 at the Kangaroo Classic and was close to going 4-0. The Red Wolves dropped a 3-2 decision to the host UMKC before a five-set win over SEMO and sweeps of Providence and SIUE. The three-match win streak is the longest of the season so far. A-State’s longest win streak last season was seven matches.
Carlisa May continued her offensive onslaught on opponents with 69 kills (4.31 per set) as she earned her third All-Tournament nod in as many weekends. She also had 29 digs, 10 assists, six blocks, and four aces along with a double-double. May now has 158 kills for a 4.39 per set average, which ranks as tops in the Sun Belt in both categories.
Junior Madison Turner earned her first career All-Tournament accolade at the Kangaroo Classic. She made her biggest impact blocking with 17 blocks, including five block solos, for a 1.06 per set average. The Drexel, Mo., native also added 19 kills on a .425 hitting percentage.
Freshman Isabel Theut saw her first extensive action of the season at the Kangaroo Classic and had a solid four matches. The Columbus, Texas, native had 28 kills on a .309 hitting percentage and 10 blocks. Fellow freshman Macey Putt had 46 kills and six aces, while another freshman, Callie Weaver, picked up 20 digs and four aces.

A-State vs. UCA Series History
A-State leads the all-time series with Central Arkansas by a count of 23-2 after losing last season by a score of 3-1 in Conway, Ark.
Arkansas State opened the series with 20 straight wins over UCA after the series began in 1975 and both teams played every year from 1975 through 1983. The two teams didn’t meet again until 2006 when the Sugar Bears picked up their only win against Arkansas State in Conway by a score of 3-2. A-State returned the favor with a 3-0 victory in Jonesboro later in the season. The Red Wolves defeated UCA in 2011 and 2016 before the loss last season.
Coach Rehr is 1-1 all-time against Central Arkansas in his career after the loss last season. Drew Jones led the team with 17 kills, while Carlisa May had 15. UCA was led by Samantha Anderson’s 22.
A-State is now 111-45 against schools currently in the Southland Conference after losing to Stephen F. Austin earlier this year and Coach Rehr is 7-2 against the league.

A-State vs. Southern Illinois Series History
The Red Wolves are 10-3 all-time against Southern Illinois and have wins in 10 of the last 11 meetings, including a 3-1 win in Carbondale last season.
The series began with a meeting in 1976, A-State’s second season of volleyball, before another in 1978 with SIU winning both. The Red Wolves first win in the series came in 1989 and the Salukis’ last win in the series came in 2008 in Carbondale.
A-State has an all-time record of 27-13 against the Missouri Valley Conference after last season’s win over Southern Illinois. Head Coach David Rehr is 5-1 against the league in his tenure.
In last season’s meeting, Carlisa May had 23 kills, while Ellie Watkins handed out 47 assists and Tatum Ticknor picked up 25 digs.

A-State vs. Jackson State Series History
The Red Wolves lead the all-time series with Jackson State by a count of 6-1. The series began in 1977 with a 2-0 A-State win at the Ole Miss Invitational before the Lady Tigers took their only win in the series by a score of 2-1 at the Mississippi University for Women Invitational in 1982.
Since then the Red Wolves have faced Jackson State five times with all wins coming by scores of 3-0 in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, and 2009.
Arkansas State is 41-1 all-time against SWAC schools with lone loss being to Jackson State in 1982. A-State defeated UAPB 3-0 to begin the 2018 season.

A-State at its Home Tournament
This is the third straight year A-State has hosted a non-conference tournament and the third time under head coach David Rehr. The Red Wolves went 1-2 with a win over Ole Miss in last year’s event and are now 3-3 in its home tournament under Coach Rehr.
Records indicate that A-State’s first home non-conference tournament was in 1988 and has hosted 26 all-time with an all-time record of 78-12 in the matches. The team has only posted a losing record in a home tournament twice in 2007 (1-2) and 2012 (1-2).

Recapping the Kangaroo Classic
A-State’s loss to UMKC to open the tournament was the first in school history to the Kangaroos with seven wins in a row to open the all-time series. The Red Wolves improved to 27-20 all-time against SEMO and won the first meeting against Providence to give A-State a win over a BIG EAST opponent for the second straight season. The Red Wolves win over SIUE makes them 3-0 against the Cougars.
Ellie Watkins posted three straight double-doubles versus UMKC, SEMO, and Providence for her first three of the year and is tied for the team lead with Carlisa May.
Libero Tatum Ticknor recorded the first double-double of her career with 11 assists and 14 digs against UMKC and is the first libero since Megan Baska on Nov. 17, 2011 against North Texas to register a double-double. Baska had 10 assists and 15 digs in the 3-1 loss.
Carlisa May set a season high with 22 kills against Southeast Missouri and it was the second 20+ kill match of the season and the 15th of her career.