Arizona's Jennifer Abernathy Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week

Sept. 6, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Arizona outside hitter Jennifer Abernathy has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Abernathy, a senior from Antioch, Calif., was named MVP of the Wildcat Classic for the second straight year as the tournament leader in kills per game (4.67), ranked second in service aces per game (0.44) and hitting percentage (.400), and was sixth in blocks per game (0.89).

In Arizona's sweep of No. 20 Georgia Tech, Abernathy led Arizona in kills (15), digs (9), blocks (4) and service aces (2). In the championship match against Northwestern, Abernathy again led the Wildcats with 16 kills, six digs and three blocks. In three matches overall, she collected 42 kills (4.67 kpg) with 10 errors on 80 attempts, while notching 16 digs (1.78 dpg).

This is the third weekly honor for Abernathy, and Arizona's 22nd Pac-10 Player of the Week all-time.

2005 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 6- Jennifer Abernathy, ARIZ.