Cal's Jerkov Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
Sept. 29, 2003
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--California outside hitter Mia Jerkov has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Sept. 22-Sept. 28, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Jerkov, a junior from Split, Croatia, helped lead Cal to a sweep of the Washington schools by recording 43 kills (6.14 kpg) on 89 attempts while hitting .247 for the week. Against Washington State she had a team-high 13 kills, four service aces and had 10 digs. In the victory over No. 13 Washington (USA Today/AVCA coaches poll), Jerkov had a team-high 30 kills and 10 digs. It was the eighth time in her college career she has had 30 or more kills in a match. For the week, she finished with 49 points (8.17 ppg), 20 digs (3.33 dpg) and six service aces. Jerkov leads the Bears with 240 kills, 6.15 kills per game and 268.0 points, and is second on the team with 18 service aces, and 120 digs.
Behind Jerkov the Bears are off to a 4-0 start in the Pac-10. At 12-0 overall, not only is Cal off to its best start in school history, but it's the longest winning streak in school history as well. The Bears travel to Arizona to play both Arizona State and the University of Arizona this week.
This is the fourth weekly honor for Jerkov, her second this year, and Cal's 17th Player of the Week all time.
2003 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 2-Sanja Tomasevic, Jr. OH, WASH. Sept. 8-Mia Jerkov, Jr. OH, CAL. Sept. 15-Zanda Bautre, Sr. OH, WSU. Sept. 22- Emily Adams, Jr. MB, USC. Sept. 29-Mia Jerkov, Jr. OH, CAL