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Vansant Earns Fourth Pac-12 Player Of The Week
Release: 11/18/2013
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – For the fourth time this season, junior Krista Vansant has been named a Pac-12 Player of the Week, earning the Offensive honor for the third time today. She also has one Defensive award to her credit this season. Last week the outside hitter helped the third-ranked Huskies complete season sweeps of UCLA and USC for the first time since 2008.

Washington (23-1, 15-1 Pac-12) has a two-game lead in the Pac-12 with four to play, and the first of those four matches is a road clash with No. 5 Stanford, which is the team closest to UW in the standings at 13-3. If the Huskies win that Wednesday match they would clinch a share of the conference title.

Vansant (Redlands, Calif.) hit a combined .382 over the two wins against the Bruins and then-No. 4 Trojans last week. She averaged an impressive 6.0 points per set, with 5.0 kills per set, 1.29 blocks per set, 0.29 aces per set, and 2.57 digs per set.

In the first match against UCLA, the Huskies earned a 3-0 sweep behind Vansant’s 14 kills and .393 hitting percentage. In Friday’s showdown with USC, Vansant had 21 kills on a .375 mark and added 11 digs for her 10th double-double of the year, plus a season-high six blocks and two aces.

This is the third year that the Pac-12 has divided the weekly honors between Offensive, Defensive, and Freshman of the Week. If the offensive honor could be compared to the overall weekly award from 2010 and prior years, Vansant is the first Husky since Christal Morrison in 2006 and 2007 to win three honors in one season. Including her Defensive honor, she is the first Husky to be honored four times in one season.

Vansant is one of just two current players to have won Offensive, Defensive, and Freshman weekly honors in her career.

Also Nominated:

OFFENSIVE: Jane Croson, ARIZ; BreElle Bailey, ASU; Taylor Simpson, COLO; Liz Brenner, ORE; Carly Wopat, STAN; Karsta Lowe, UCLA; Shelby Dalton, UTAH.

DEFENSIVE: Olivia Magill, ARIZ; Cierra Simpson, COLO; Amanda Benson, ORE; Kelly Reeves, UCLA; Morgan Odale, UTAH; Cassie Strickland, WASH; Kate Sommer, WSU.

FRESHMAN: Penina Snuka, ARIZ; Cierra Simpson, COLO; Amanda Benson, ORE; Jessyka Ngauamo, UCLA; Tess Sutton, UTAH.

2013 Pac-12 Women’s Volleyball Players of the Week

 

Offensive  Defensive  Freshman

Sept. 2

Karsta Lowe, UCLA  Erin Redd-Brandon, UTAH  Ebony Nwanebu, USC

Sept. 9

Macey Gardner, ASU  Jenna Orlandini, WASH  Kyra Holt, WSU

Sept. 16

Krista Vansant, WASH  Bianca Arellano, ASU  Elise Ruddins, USC

Sept. 23

Madi Kingdon, ARIZ  Becky Defoe, OSU Penina Snuka, ARIZ

Sept. 30

Krista Vansant, WASH  Nikki Lindow, COLO Ebony Nwanebu, USC

Oct. 7

Alexis Olgard, USC  Natalie Hagglund, USC  Ebony Nwanebu, USC

Oct. 14

Carly Wopat, STAN  Chelsey Schofield, UTAH  Ebony Nwanebu, USC

Oct. 21

Madi Kingdon, ARIZ  Krista Vansant, WASH  Penina Snuka, ARIZ

Oct. 28

Lianna Sybeldeon, WASH  Erin Redd-Brandon, UTAH  Maddy Kerr, CAL

Nov. 4

Samantha Bricio, USC  Natalie Hagglund, USC  Kyra Holt, WSU

Nov. 11

Christina Higgins, CAL  Jenna Orlandini, WASH  Ebony Nwanebu, USC

Nov. 18

Krista Vansant, WASH  Carly Wopat, STAN Kyra Holt, WSU

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