Foluke Akinradewo Earns Second Pac-10 Player of the Week Honor
Nov. 10, 2008
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford's Foluke Akinradewo has been named the Pacific-10 Player of the Week, as announced by conference commissioner Tom Hansen earlier today. The senior middle blocker gave her team another leg up in the Pac-10 race, hitting a combined .634 with 4.67 kps and 5.42 pps in sweeps of the Arizona schools.
On the first leg of the road trip, Akinradewo had 12 kills on 18 swings (.611) to help the Cardinal top Arizona State. On the second leg of the trip, she dominated at the net against Arizona, ripping a team-high 16 kills on just 23 swings (.652). For the second straight night, she also added four blocks, finishing the weekend with 1.33 bps.
The award is the fifth career honor for Akinradewo, the most of any active player in the Pac-10. It is her second this year and the 66th honor for Stanford all-time. The Cardinal senior also won the award on Sept. 8 of this year.
Stanford (21-3, 12-1 Pac-10) looks to move yet another step closer to its third consecutive conference title on Friday, playing second-place California (20-4, 10-3 Pac-10) in Berkeley.