Foluke Akinradewo Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Sept. 12, 2005

Walnut Creek, Ca - Only nine matches into her freshman season, Foluke Akinradewo is playing like a first team All-American.

For her efforts in leading the third-ranked Stanford Cardinal to four victories from Sept. 5-11, Akinradewo has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week.

In victories at New Hampshire (Sept. 6), and at the Colorado Invitational (Sept. 8-10, Colorado, Marquette, Creighton), Akinradewo collected 52 kills in 90 attempts for a .578 hitting percentage. Akinradewo also had ten blocks and five digs.

Akinradewo was named MVP of the Colorado Invitational as she collected 43 kills in 74 attempts for a .486 hitting percentage in three wins.

Over the four match stretch, Akinradewo hit .450 or better in each contest. Akinradewo leads Stanford (8-1) in kills (122) and hitting percentage (.448).

This is Akinradewo's first weekly honor and Stanford's 54th Player of the Week honor all-time.

Stanford will return to action when it hosts the Stanford Invitational (Sept. 15-17) at Maples Pavilion. On Sept. 15, UC Santa Barbara will play Utah State at 5 p.m. followed by Stanford vs St. Mary's at 7 p.m. On Sept. 16 at 5 p.m., St. Mary's faces UCSB, followed by Stanford vs Utah State at 7 p.m. Then on Sept. 17, Stanford will host UCSB at 5 p.m. followed by St. Mary's vs Utah State at 7 p.m.

With enthusiasm for the women's volleyball program at an all-time high, season tickets for Stanford Women's Volleyball are now on sale. The Cardinal will have a 12-game home schedule during the regular season. The home slate includes matches against second-ranked Washington (Oct. 8, 7:00 p.m.), 11th-ranked UCLA (Sept. 24, 7:00 p.m.),12th-ranked USC (Sept. 23, 7:00 p.m.), 20th-ranked Arizona (Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m.), 21st-ranked California (Nov. 18, 7:00 p.m.), 23th-ranked St. Mary's (Sept. 15, 7:00 p.m., Stanford Invitational), and 24th-ranked UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 17, 5:00 p.m., Stanford Invitational). Stanford reserved (lower) season tickets are available for as low as $80. General Admission (end zone and upper) are available for as low as $55. For more information on Stanford season tickets, go to Stanford Women's Volleyball home page at, and click on 'tickets' on the left side of the page, or call 1-800-STANFORD.

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