Cutura Selected for Second Pac-10 Player of the Week Award
Nov. 9, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - California volleyball senior outside hitter Hana Cutura has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 2-8, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today (Nov. 9). This is Cutura's second player of the week award and the 26th time a Golden Bear has been selected for the honor. Cutura becomes the first player to receive the award twice this year and is the fourth player from Cal to be selected twice in the same season. The Zagreb, Croatia native was selected Pac-10 Player of the Week and AVCA National Player of the Week on Oct. 26.
Cutura led the 13th-ranked Bears to their third consecutive victory over a ranked opponent as they defeated No. 24 Washington State and No. 4 Washington on the road, including handing the Huskies their first loss at home this season. In Friday's 3-1 win over the Cougars, Cutura recorded her team-high seventh double-double of the season with 19 kills and 10 digs.
In Saturday's five-set upset over Washington, Cutura notched her third 30-kill performance of the season, as she posted career-high marks in kills (33) and attacks (77). In the process, she became Cal's all-time career kills leader with 1,825, passing 20-year record holder Tiffany Rochelle. She also moved into third place for career attacks with 4,244.
On the weekend, Cutura totaled 56 points, 52 kills and 18 digs. She leads the Pac-10 and is third nationally in kills (5.10 kps) and fourth in points (5.59 pps).
The No. 12-ranked Bears (15-8, 8-5 Pac-10) host Oregon State (12-12, 3-9 Pac-10) on Friday, Nov. 13, in a 7 p.m. PT match before No. 16 Oregon (16-6, 6-6 Pac-10) completes Cal's regular-season home schedule with a 12:30 p.m. PT match on Sunday, Nov. 15. The Bears will honor Cutura, libero Kristen Kathan and middle hitter Mindi Wiley in Senior Day festivities before the match against the Ducks. Fans with Cal versus Arizona football ticket stubs receive free admission to the match.
California's All-Time Pac-10 Players of the Week:1987 Holly McPeak (Oct. 12)1988 Tiffany Rochelle (Oct. 17)1989 Holly McPeak (Sept. 12) Lisa Arce (Nov. 13)1990 Morgan Cecil (Oct. 8)1991 Morgan Cecil (Sept. 23) Sienna Curci (Oct. 28)1992 Sienna Curci (Oct. 12) Sienna Curci (Nov. 9)1993 Sienna Curci (Oct. 18)1999 Candace McNamee (Oct. 4) Alicia Perry (Nov. 22)2000 Alicia Perry (Oct. 9)2002 Mia Jerkov (Sept. 9) Mia Jerkov (Oct. 21)2003 Mia Jerkov (Sept. 8) Mia Jerkov (Sept. 29) Mia Jerkov (Oct. 13) Mia Jerkov (Oct. 27)2004 Angie Pressey (Nov. 1)2005 Angie Pressey (Sept. 26)2006 Angie Pressey (Aug. 28)2008 Carli Lloyd (Aug. 31) Carli Lloyd (Oct. 20)2009 Hana Cutura (Oct. 26) Hana Cutura (Nov. 9)
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