RICHMOND, Va. – VCU freshman middle blocker Jasmine Sneed was named the Virginia Lottery Student-Athlete of the Week for her efforts in the Rams' two wins this past weekend.  Sneed was also named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week.

In a match against George Mason on Oct. 10, Sneed recorded three kills and five blocks.  She carried that momentum into a match two days later against George Washington where she had seven kills and a service ace.

Since joining the VCU volleyball team this year, Sneed has made a quick impact.  She is one of three Rams who have played in every set this season and the only player to start every match.  She has helped her team to a 13-8 record and a 4-1 Atlantic 10 record.  She also leads the team in total blocks with 87.

Though Sneed has had early success here at VCU, she still has plenty of questions. Sophomore middle blocker Tori Baldwin has been someone she has leaned on for advice.

"It's nice to have someone to look up to. Luckily, I have Tori so if I have any questions that come up in a game, I'll ask her about it and that will help me out," said Sneed.

The Rams hope to carry the momentum into their matchup against Dayton on Oct. 14.

"I'm really excited for the match on Friday," said Sneed.  "I know it's going to be a challenge but it's our time to shine."

Dream job growing up: Veterinarian
Pre-game ritual: "Before going on the court I either have to listen to 'Did It On Em' by Nicki Minaj or 'Dreams and Nightmares' by Meek Mill.'
Sport you wish you could play besides volleyball: Basketball
Animal you're most afraid of: Pet birds
Favorite place to go on-campus: Raisin' Canes and Cabell Library
What's on your playlist right now: "OOOUUU" by Young M.A and "Wat U Mean" by Dae Dae
Best teammate to follow on Twitter: Tori Baldwin
Favorite restaurant in Richmond: The Village Cafe
Got a free plane ticket, where do you go: Bora Bora