Volleyball Player of the Week (10/22/01)
Oct. 22, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC sophomore middle blocker Katie Olsovsky has been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for October 15 - 21, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Olsovsky, from Torrance, Calif., played a pivotal role in USC's victories over 14th-ranked Pepperdine and fifth-ranked UCLA. For the weekend, she hit .511 with 24 kills (2.67 kpg) and just one error in 45 attempts. Olsovsky also added 21 digs (2.33 dpg) and 14 blocks (1.56 bpg).
Against Pepperdine, Olsovsky led the Trojans in all three categories with 14 kills, 11 digs and five blocks. She accounted for a .636 hitting perecentage thanks to an error-free performance (14-0-22). In the win over UCLA, Olsovsky fell one block short of a triple-double with 10 kills (.391), 10 digs and 9 blocks. Her nine blocks against the Bruins tied a career-high.
For her efforts, Olsovsky has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, the first time a Conference player has won the award in back-to-back week's since USC's Jennifer Kessy did so in October 1996. Additionally, Olsovsky becomes just the second player in Pac-10 history to accomplish that feat.
It was the third weekly honor in Olsovsky's career, USC's 27th honor all-time.
2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 4 - Kristee Porter, UCLA. Sept. 10 - Ogonna Nnamani, STAN. Sept. 17 - None. Sept. 24 - Logan Tom, STAN. Oct. 1 - Laura Collins, OSU. Oct. 8 - Logan Tom, STAN. Oct. 15 - Katie Olsovsky, USC. Oct. 22 - Katie Olsovsky, USC.