UCLA'S Nana Meriwether Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week

Sept. 5, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- UCLA middle blocker Nana Meriwether has been named the Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Aug 28 - Sept. 4, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Meriwether, a senior from Potomac, Md., was named the MVP of the Hawaiian Airlines Classic after UCLA posted three-game sweeps of Colorado, No. 5 Florida and No. 7 Hawai'i. In the Bruins match-up against Colorado, Meriwether tallied a season-high 10 blocks.

For the tournament, Meriwether had a record-setting performance against the Florida Gators as she boasted a .875 attack percentage, marking the highest attack percentage in UCLA history for a player with 20 or more total attacks. Her performance surpassed the .741 (20-K-0E-27TA) mark set by UCLA career kills leader Kristee Porter, which was set on Sept. 8, 2001 against Pepperdine.

This is the second weekly honor for Meriwether, and UCLA's 49th Pac-10 Player of the Week all-time.

Also Nominated: Dominique Lamb, JR, MB, ARIZ; Hana Cutura, FR, OH, CAL; Erin Little, SR, OH, ORE; Foulke Akinradewo, SO, MB, STAN; Asia Kazcor, JR, OH, USC; Brittany Johnson, SO, OH, WSU

2006 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 28 - Angie Pressey, CAL; Sept. 5 - Nana Meriwether, UCLA

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