Murrey Voted Pac-10 WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Volleyball Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIAâ€™s Tarah Murrey was named Pac-10 Womenâ€™s Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. The junior outside hitter helped lead the Golden Bears to two convincing wins over OREGON and OREGON STATE as No. 7 Cal stretched its winning streak to 14 matches and remained undefeated.
The El Cerrito, Calif., native averaged 6.25 points per set and put up 1.33 blocks per set to go with a team-high 5.17 kills per set through the two matches. In the sweep of the previously undefeated and then-No. 11 Ducks, Murrey logged 16 kills and a .351 attack rate. She also added a season-high five blocks. In the 3-0 win over the Beavers, Murrey had 15 kills for a .314 hitting percentage and added three blocks. Murrey had a service ace in each match and also maintained her stronghold among the top 10 attackers in the Conference with her efficient outings.
Cal is off to its best start since the 2003 team opened with a 16-0 mark. The Bears are one of just two remaining undefeated teams in the nation along with No. 1 STANFORD.
It is Murreyâ€™s first career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and the 27th weekly recognition for Cal all-time.
The Bears hit the road to take on a pair of ranked teams in Los Angeles. Cal faces UCLA on Friday and USC on Saturday.
Also Nominated: Tiffany Owens, ARIZ; Heather Meyers, ORE; Mona Kressl, OSU; Cassidy Lichtman, Stanford; Bojana Todorovic, UCLA; Alex Jupiter, USC; Becky Perry, WASH