Stanford's Ogonna Nnamani Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week

Sept. 20, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Stanford outside hitter Ogonna Nnamani has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Sept. 13-19, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Nnamani, a senior from Normal, Ill., was named MVP of Northwestern's Wildcat Classic, collecting 62 kills (6.20 kpg), 73 points (7.30 ppg) and hitting at a .533 clip in three matches while leading the Cardinal to the tournament championship. Against Western Kentucky, Nnamani set season-highs in hitting percentage (.556) and services aces (3), while also contributing four solo blocks to Stanford's cause.

Nnamani now has 1,809 career kills, which ranks fourth on The Farm and 10th in the Pac-10 career lists and has notched double figures in kills in 37 consecutive matches dating back to last season. She is averaging 5.20 kills per game in 2004 while hitting at a .349 clip. The No. 12 Cardinal open Pac-10 play at home against Arizona and Arizona State this week.

This is the third weekly honor for Nnamani, and Stanford's 50th Player of the Week all-time.

2004 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 7- Lauren Westendorf, ORE; Sept. 13- Jennifer Abernathy, ARIZ; Sept. 20- Ogonna Nnamani, STAN.

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