This is the third OVC Offensive Player of the Week honor for Joens, a senior from Johnston, Iowa.
Despite missing the first set Friday due to an academic obligation, Joens turned in a 10-kill effort against UT Martin without an attack error. On Saturday, she recorded 16 kills, 12 digs and eight blocks, missing a triple-double by two blocks against Southeast Missouri.
For the week, Joens had 26 kills, a .444 attack percentage, three aces and 10 blocks. She averaged 5.0 points per set as the Cougars went 2-0.
SIUE heads to the road this week to face Eastern Kentucky Friday at 5 p.m. CT and Morehead State Saturday at 1 p.m. CT.