Arizona's Owens Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Aug. 31, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA outside hitter Tiffany Owens has been named the Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Aug. 24-30, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

The San Bernardino, Calif., native earned MVP honors at the Louisville Tournament after leading the Wildcats to victories over Louisville, Belmont and Pittsburgh.

For the tournament, Owens posted 39 kills (3.90 kps) and a hitting percentage of .344. She tallied 17 kills and 14 digs while hitting .368 against Pittsburgh. The win over Pitt clinched the tournament for the `Cats.

This is the second weekly honor for Owens, and Arizona's 27th Pac-10 Player of the Week all-time.

Also Nominated: Paige Mittlestaedt, ASU; Hana Cutura, CAl; Sonja Newcombe, ORE; Jill Sawatzky, OSU; Cassidy Lichtman, STAN; Dicey McGraw, UCLA; Kimmee Roleder, USC; Jill Collymore, WASH; Jackie Albright, WSU

2009 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 31 - Tiffany Owens, ARIZ

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