RICHMOND, Va. - Sophomore middle blocker Jasmin Sneed (San Antonio, Texas) received the Atlantic 10 Conference's Defensive Player of the Week honor Monday for her efforts in the Texas A&M Invitational this past weekend. 

Sneed shined as the Rams opened their season with a 2-1 mark in College Station. An Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team selection last season, Sneed recorded 14.0 blocks in three matches at A&M, averaging 1.40 blocks per set. 

On Friday, Aug. 25, Sneed produced nine blocks and hit .538 to help the Rams defeat Texas State 3-0. She also recorded eight kills in the match.  On Saturday, Aug. 26 Sneed followed up her performance with six digs and four blocks in a match against Sam Houston State. The Rams would go on to win the match in four sets. Sneed totaled 23.5 points and hit .333 on the weekend.

Sneed appears to be picking up where she left off following an outstanding freshman campaign in which she ranked sixth in the A-10 in blocks per set (1.19). Sneed has started every match of her collegiate career thus far. 

On Tuesday, Sneed and VCU will open their home season with William & Mary at 7 p.m. at the E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.