Laura Collins Named Pac-10 Player Of The Week

Oct. 1, 2001

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Laura Collins has been named the Pacific-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for September 24-30, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Monday.

The sophomore setter helped Oregon State (9-3, 3-1 Pac-10) pick up its first sweep of theWashington schools since 1993 by setting the Beavers up for one of their most productive offensive weeks of the season thus far.

The Beavers defeated Washington, 3-0, and Washington State, 3-1, last week.

Collins dished out 100 assists, for an average of 14.29 assists per game, well above her season average of 12.13 per game.

She had 60 assists in the win over Washington State, just OSU's second win over the Cougars in the last 16 meetings between the two schools. Her 60 assists in that match marked a new career-high for her in a four-game match and is her second highest assists total for all matches. She added 40 assists in the win over the Huskies.

As a result of her efforts in running the offense, the Beaver attackers slammed down 18.57 kills per game, above their season average of 16.21 kills per game. OSU finished the week with a .272 hitting percentage, above its season average of .261 as well.

In addition to her 100 assists, she added eight kills (1.14 kpg) while hitting .273 to go along with 19 digs (2.71 dpg) and three blocks (0.43 bpg). She had a career-high 12 digs in the win over Washington State, picking up her third double-double of the year.

This is Collins' first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor.

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