Volleyball Player of the Week (10/1/01)

Oct. 1, 2001

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON STATE sophomore setter Laura Collins has been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for September 24 - 30, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Collins, from Milwaukee, Wis., helped the Beavers pick up their first sweep of the Washington schools since 1993. Collins dished out 100 assists, for an average of 14.29 assists per game, well above her season average of 12.13 assists per game. Additionally, she added eight kills (1.14 kpg) while hitting .273 to go along with 19 digs (2.71 dpg) and three blocks (0.43 bpg).

Collins had 60 assists in the win over Washington State, just OSU's second win over the Cougars in the last 16 meetings between the two schools. Her 60 assists in that match marked a new career-high for Collins in a four-game match and is her second highest assists total for all matches. She also had a career-high 12 digs against WSU, picking up her third double-double of the year. Collins concluded the weekend by posting 40 assists in the win over Washington.

As a result of her afforts, the Beavers recorded 18.57 kills per game, above their season average of 16.21 kills per game. Oregon State also finished the week with a .272 hitting percentage, above its season average of .262.

It was the first weekly honor in Collins' career, Oregon State's ninth honor all-time.

2000 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 4 - Kristee Porter, UCLA. Sept. 10 - Ogonna Nnamani, STAN. Sept. 17 - None. Sept. 24 - Logan Tom, STAN. Oct. 1 - Laura Collins, OSU.

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