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

Oct. 23, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- UCLA middle blocker Nana Meriwether has been named the Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 16-22, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Meriwether, a senior from Potomac, Md., led UCLA in kills, attack percentage, blocks and points as the Bruins defeated No. 5 USC to push their record to 21-1 overall, 8-1 in Conference, giving them a share of the Conference's top spot with Stanford at the midway point of league play.

Friday's win marked UCLA's first win over USC since a home sweep of the Women of Troy on Nov. 3, 2000 in Pauley Pavillion. Meriwether tallied 19 kills, 10 blocks, and added two digs marking her 18th double-figure kill performance of the season and her third with double figure blocks. In addition, Meriwether posted a .486 hitting percentage, the 16th time she has hit .400 or better in a match this season.

This is the third weekly honor for Meriwether, her second for the season, and UCLA's 51st Pac-10 Player of the Week all-time.

Also Nominated: Morgan Beck, SO,OH, CAL; Cynthia Barboza, SO, OH, STAN; Christal Morrison, JR, OH, WASH.

2006 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 28 - Angie Pressey, CAL; Sept. 5 - Nana Meriwether, UCLA; Sept. 11 - Cynthia Barboza, STAN; Sept. 18 - Asia Kaczor, USC; Sept. 25 - Christal Morrison, WASH; Oct. 2 - Katie Carter, UCLA; Oct. 9 - Kristin Richards, STAN; Oct. 16 - Sonja Newcombe, ORE; Oct. 23 - Nana Meriwether.

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